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phi·los·o·pher

 (fĭ-lŏs′ə-fər)
n.
1. A student of or specialist in philosophy.
2. A person who lives and thinks according to a particular philosophy.
3. A person who is calm and rational under any circumstances.

[Middle English philosophre, from alteration of Old French philosophe, from Latin philosophus, from Greek philosophos, lover of wisdom, philosopher : philo-, philo- + sophiā, knowledge, learning.]

philosopher

(fɪˈlɒsəfə)
n
1. (Philosophy) a student, teacher, or devotee of philosophy
2. a person of philosophical temperament, esp one who is patient, wise, and stoical
3. (Alchemy) (formerly) an alchemist or devotee of occult science
4. a person who establishes the ideology of a cult or movement: the philosopher of the revolution.

phi•los•o•pher

(fɪˈlɒs ə fər)

n.
1. a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields.
2. a person who is deeply versed in philosophy.
3. a person who establishes the central ideas of some movement, cult, etc.
4. a person who regulates his or her life by the light of philosophy or reason.
5. a person who is sensibly calm or rational, esp. under trying circumstances.
[1300–50; Middle English philosophre < Anglo-French; Middle French philosophe < Latin philosophus < Greek philósophos]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philosopher - a specialist in philosophyphilosopher - a specialist in philosophy    
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
nativist - a philosopher who subscribes to nativism
Cynic - a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control
eclectic, eclecticist - someone who selects according to the eclectic method
empiricist - a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism
epistemologist - a specialist in epistemology
aesthetician, esthetician - a philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty
ethician, ethicist - a philosopher who specializes in ethics
existential philosopher, existentialist, existentialist philosopher - a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
gymnosophist - member of a Hindu sect practicing gymnosophy (especially nudism)
libertarian - someone who believes the doctrine of free will
mechanist - a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
naturalist - an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
necessitarian - someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will
nominalist - a philosopher who has adopted the doctrine of nominalism
pluralist - a philosopher who believes that no single explanation can account for all the phenomena of nature
pre-Socratic - any philosopher who lived before Socrates
realist - a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
Scholastic - a Scholastic philosopher or theologian
Sophist - any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
Stoic - a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno; "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"
transcendentalist - advocate of transcendentalism
yogi - one who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
Karl Popper, Popper, Sir Karl Raimund Popper - British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
2.philosopher - a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"

philosopher

noun thinker, theorist, sage, wise man, logician, metaphysician, dialectician, seeker after truth the Greek philosopher Plato see philosophy
Quotations
"It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him" [Ludwig Wittgenstein Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus]
"There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it" [Cicero De Divinatione]
"There was never yet philosopher"
"That could endure the toothache patiently" [William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing]
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it" [Karl Marx Theses on Feuerbach]
"I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in" [Oliver Edwards]
"what I understand by `philosopher': a terrible explosive in the presence of which everything is in danger" [Friedrich Nietzsche Ecce Homo]

philosopher

noun
A person who seeks reason and truth by thinking and meditation:
Translations
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philosophy

(fiˈlosəfi) plural phiˈlosophies noun
1. the search for knowledge and truth, especially about the nature of man and his behaviour and beliefs. moral philosophy.
2. a particular system of philosophical theories. I have a very simple philosophy (=attitude to life) – enjoy life!
phiˈlosopher noun
a person who studies philosophy, especially one who develops a particular set of theories. Rousseau was a famous philosopher.
ˌphiloˈsophical, ˌphiloˈsophic (-ˈso-) adjective
1. of philosophy. a philosophical discussion; philosophical works.
2. (of a person) calm, not easily upset or worried. He's had a lot of bad luck, but he's philosophical about it.
ˌphiloˈsophically adverb
phiˈlosophize, phiˈlosophise verb
to think about or discuss the nature of man, the purpose of life etc. He spends all his time philosophizing and never does any work.
References in classic literature ?
Of late in Moscow and in the country, since he had become convinced that he would find no solution in the materialists, he had read and reread thoroughly Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, and Schopenhauer, the philosophers who gave a non-materialistic explanation of life.
Those who are possessed of it cannot be said to be men of science or philosophers, but they are inspired and divine.
Battle royal raged, and the ministers grew red-faced and excited, especially at the moments when Ernest called them romantic philosophers, shadow-projectors, and similar things.
His favorite poets were Horace and Pope; his chosen philosophers, Hobbes and Voltaire.
Everybody laughed as he did, and the two philosophers were saluted with unanimous felicitations.
The third division (3) consists of the fifth, sixth, and seventh books, in which philosophy rather than justice is the subject of inquiry, and the second State is constructed on principles of communism and ruled by philosophers, and the contemplation of the idea of good takes the place of the social and political virtues.
In spite of the intense labour and wonderful discoveries of modern philosophers, I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied.
assembly of philosophers who were debating the matter, he cast a
Sometimes great philosophers seemed to have nothing to say to him, but at others he recognised a mind with which he felt himself at home.
I have spoken of the philosopher in his capacity of restaurateur.
A PHILOSOPHER witnessed from the shore the shipwreck of a vessel, of which the crew and passengers were all drowned.
A PHILOSOPHER seeing a Fool beating his Donkey, said: