What does philosophize mean?

Definitions for philosophize
fɪˈlɒs əˌfaɪzphi·los·o·phize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. philosophize, philosophiseverb

    reason philosophically


  1. philosophizeverb

    To philosophically ponder or reason out.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Philosophizeverb

    To play the philosopher; to reason like a philosopher; to moralize; to enquire into the causes of effects.

    Etymology: from philosophy.

    Qualities, that were occult to Aristotle , must be so to us; and we must not philosophize beyond sympathy and antipathy. Joseph Glanvill, Scept.

    The wax philosophized upon the matter, and finding out at last that it was burning, made the brick so hard, cast itself into the fire. Roger L'Estrange.

    Two doctors of the schools were philosophizing upon the advantages of mankind above all other creatures. Roger L'Estrange.

    Some of our philosophizing divines have too much exalted the faculties of our souls, when they have maintained, that by their force mankind has been able to find out God. Dryd.


  1. philosophize

    To philosophize means to contemplate, discuss or study fundamental beliefs, concepts, and principles about life, reality, knowledge, values, and existence in a critical, abstract, and logical manner, often drawing on a variety of philosophical theories, perspectives, or schools of thought. It also refers to the practice of pondering deep questions or developing original insights and ideas about philosophical matters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Philosophizeverb

    to reason like a philosopher; to search into the reason and nature of things; to investigate phenomena, and assign rational causes for their existence

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of philosophize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of philosophize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of philosophize in a Sentence

  1. Kedar Joshi:

    The world exists to let Man philosophize.

  2. Louis-Ferdinand Céline:

    To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.

  3. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    To philosophize is to doubt.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Philosophize means ‘feel-loss-of-eyes’ because with open eyes you see only illusions and when you shut them and internalize, you understand the truth, the whole picture and the philosophy of all. Withdraw all your senses and internalize, let there be inner wakefulness, and MickeyMize.

  5. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do.

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