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    A philosopher is a person who practices or investigates philosophy. The term philosopher comes from the Ancient Greek: φιλόσοφος, romanized: philosophos, meaning 'lover of wisdom'. The coining of the term has been attributed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras (6th century BCE). In the classical sense, a philosopher was someone who lived according to a certain way of life, focusing upon resolving existential questions about the human condition; it was not necessary that they discoursed upon theories or commented upon authors. Those who most arduously committed themselves to this lifestyle would have been considered philosophers. In a modern sense, a philosopher is an intellectual who contributes to one or more branches of philosophy, such as aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, logic, metaphysics, social theory, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. A philosopher may also be someone who has worked in the humanities or other sciences which over the centuries have split from philosophy, such as the arts, history, economics, sociology, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, theology, and politics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of philosophers in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of philosophers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of philosophers in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Roux:

    Philosophers call God the great unknown The great misknown is more like it!

  2. Frederick II of Prussia:

    If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.

  3. R.W. Emerson, Self-Reliance:

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

  4. Karl Popper:

    Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    ...no man of genuinely superior intelligence has ever been an actor. Even supposing a young man of appreciable mental powers to be lured upon the stage, as philosophers are occasionally lured into bordellos, his mind would be inevitably and almost immediately destroyed by the gaudy nonsense issuing from his mouth every night.

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