philosophaster


Also found in: Legal, Wikipedia.

philosophaster

(fɪˌlɒsəˈfæstə; fɪˈlɒsəˌfæstə)
n
(Philosophy) a person who affects to be knowledgeable in the field of philosophy
References in periodicals archive ?
Burton's Latin play Philosophaster satirizes this development when a traveler visits Oxford only to find false philosophers running the show and any remaining true philosophers chained to their desks in the library.
Yes, it's Ubermensch, strange visitor from another philosophaster.
At least since Kant, we philosophers and philosophasters have all professed ourselves dissatisfied with the Cartesian cogito ergo sum.