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philosophaster

(fɪˌlɒsəˈfæstə; fɪˈlɒsəˌfæstə)
n
(Philosophy) a person who affects to be knowledgeable in the field of philosophy
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La cuarta ponencia se titula <<Vir gravis et philosophaster Tullius: Una controvertida valoracion de Ciceron en La Ciudad de Diosas, cuyo autor es Sanchez Diaz.
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. Yet anyone who has had the pleasure of listening to that scholarly radio serial of the 1940s featuring Bud Collyer, or of watching that intellectual television series of the '50s starring George Reeves (not to be confused with his star-crossed successor of the '70s and '80s, Christopher Reeve) could not help but note the discrepancy between the relatively temperate pronouncements of this commentator and the preternatural, quasi-omnipotent feats that this star character could (and did) perform.
In fact he also wrote two plays, one called Alba, a Latin pastoral performed in Christ Church hall before King James in 1605, the other called Philosophaster, a Latin verse satire on contemporary academic life, written in 1606 but not performed until 1618, again in Christ Church hall.