Definitions for philosopherfɪˈlɒs ə fər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
phi•los•o•pherfɪˈlɒs ə fər(n.)
a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields.
a person who is deeply versed in philosophy.
a person who establishes the central ideas of some movement, cult, etc.
a person who regulates his or her life by the light of philosophy or reason.
a person who is sensibly calm or rational, esp. under trying circumstances.
Origin of philosopher:
1300–50; ME philosophre < AF; MF philosophe < L philosophus < Gk philósophos
a specialist in philosophy
a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
philosopher(noun)ɪˈlɒs ə fər
sb who studies philosophy
Plato, Socrates, and other great philosophers.
A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.
Philosophers spend a lot of time thinking, and less time living.
Origin: From or philosophe, from philosophus, from φίλος + σοφός, from σοφία + -er.
one who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy
one who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice in the conduct of life; one who lives according to the rules of practical wisdom; one who meets or regards all vicissitudes with calmness
A philosopher is a person with an extensive knowledge of philosophy who uses this knowledge in their work, typically to solve philosophical problems. Philosophy is concerned with studying the subject matter of fields such as aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, as well as social philosophy and political philosophy. There is a sense in which every human being is a philosopher, if they accept a very humanistic and generous interpretation. This is to say that every human being has a unique contribution of ideas to the society. However, a more generally accepted interpretation in academia is that a philosopher is one who has attained a Ph.D. in philosophy, teaches philosophy, has published literature in a field of philosophy in a peer-reviewed journal, or is widely accepted by other philosophers as a philosopher.
The Roycroft Dictionary
One who thinks in order to believe; one who formulates his prejudices and systematizes his ignorance.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who instead of crying over spilt milk consoles himself with the thought that it was over four-fifths water.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'philosopher' in Nouns Frequency: #2617
Translations for philosopher
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who studies philosophy, especially one who develops a particular set of theories
Rousseau was a famous philosopher.
- filósofoPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Philosoph(in)German
- दार्शनिक, तत्त्वज्ञानHindi
- filozof, mudracCroatian
- ahli filsafatIndonesian
- ahli falsafahMalay
- düşünür, filozofTurkish
- 哲學家Chinese (Trad.)
- nhà triết họcVietnamese
- 哲学家Chinese (Simp.)
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