Associations to the word «Philosophy»


PHILOSOPHY, noun. (uncountable) (originally) The love of wisdom.
PHILOSOPHY, noun. (uncountable) An academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism.
PHILOSOPHY, noun. (countable) A comprehensive system of belief.
PHILOSOPHY, noun. (countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.
PHILOSOPHY, noun. (countable) A general principle (usually moral).
PHILOSOPHY, noun. (archaic) A broader branch of (non-applied) science.
PHILOSOPHY, noun. (French printing) (dated) Alternative term for small pica.
PHILOSOPHY, verb. (now rare) To philosophize.
PHILOSOPHY OF MIND, noun. (philosophy) (uncountable) The area of philosophy which studies the nature and functions of the mind, thought, and consciousness, with attention to such topics as perception, reasoning, belief, memory, will, and identity.
PHILOSOPHY OF MIND, noun. (philosophy) (countable) The views of a particular philosopher or philosophical movement concerning the matters studied within this area of philosophy.
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, noun. (philosophy) (uncountable) The study of the assumptions, foundations, and implications of science, including such questions as what distinguishes science from non-science, what are the aims of science, or what is a successful scientific explanation of a phenomenon.
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, noun. (philosophy) (countable) A particular theory within the former.

Dictionary definition

PHILOSOPHY, noun. A belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school.
PHILOSOPHY, noun. The rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics.
PHILOSOPHY, noun. Any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation; "self-indulgence was his only philosophy"; "my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche