philosophy

Definitions

  • True Philosophy
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n philosophy a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    • n philosophy 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"
    • n philosophy the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of creator Jim Henson, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University
    • Philosophy A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained. "Books] of Aristotle and his philosophie .""We shall in vain interpret their words by the notions of our philosophy and the doctrines in our school."
    • Philosophy A treatise on philosophy.
    • Philosophy Literally, the love of, inducing the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.
    • Philosophy Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism; as, to meet misfortune with philosophy . "Then had he spent all his philosophy ."
    • Philosophy Reasoning; argumentation. "Of good and evil much they argued then, . . . Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy ."
    • Philosophy The course of sciences read in the schools.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n philosophy The body of highest truth; the organized sum of science; the science of which all others are branches; the science of the most fundamental matters. ; . This is identified by different schools — with the account of the elementary factors operative in the universe; the science of principles, or the matter, form, causes, and ends of things in general
    • n philosophy A special branch of knowledge of high speculative interest
    • n philosophy Any such science, as alchemy (in Chaucer).
    • n philosophy Theology: this nse of the word was common in the middle ages
    • n philosophy Psychology and ethics; moral philosophy.
    • n philosophy Physics; natural philosophy.
    • n philosophy The fundamental part of any science; propædeutic considerations upon which a special science is founded; general principles connected with a science, but not forming part of it; a theory connected with any branch of human activity: as, the philosophy of. science; the philosophy of history; the philosophy of government.
    • n philosophy A doctrine which aims to be philosophy in any of the above senses.
    • n philosophy A calm temper which is unruffled by small annoyances; a stoical impassiveness under adversity
    • n philosophy See the adjectives.
    • n philosophy The philosophy of Hegel. Also called objective philosophy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Philosophy the science of being as being: the knowledge of the causes and laws of all phenomena: the collection of general laws or principles belonging to any department of knowledge: reasoning: a particular philosophical system: calmness of temper
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Quotations

  • George Santayana
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    “It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.”
  • Yu Cao
    Yu Cao
    “Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.”
  • C. S. Lewis
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    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.”
  • John Burroughs
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    “One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.”
  • Dale Carnegie
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    “Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. philosophie, F. philosophie, L. philosophia, from Gr. filosofi`a. See Philosopher
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. philosophosphilos, a lover, sophos, wise.

Usage

In literature:

The influence of Schelling may be observed very markedly in the earlier form of his philosophy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The incredibility of such a philosophy is flagrant.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
One event of 1879 not to be passed over was the dedication of the Hall of Philosophy in St. Paul's Grove.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
He was in his early youth a Pythagorean, but recanted that philosophy and formulated a philosophy of his own.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Sentimental philosophy it may be called, but it is the philosophy of justice.
"The Arena" by Various
It does not lie within the intent of these lectures to present a system of philosophy.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
What do our conclusions indicate and demand with reference to philosophy itself?
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The Professor talked philosophy.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
Into the philosophy of the matter it is neither necessary nor advisable at present to go.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer" by John Gerard
But, further still, philosophy offered a vehicle which could be applied to the contents of Christianity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

Witness all: that unrepenting,
Feathers flying, music high,
I go down to death unshaken
By your mean philosophy.
"The Desecraters" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
But hearts were made for loving -
Confound philosophy!
Forget what I've been proving,
Sweet Phyllis, and love me!
"Don't" by James Jeffrey Roche
O, is it not a burning shame,
That any folks with such a name
For science and philosophy,
To thus regard My Policy.
"Modern Moses" by James Madison Bell
And I asked you--for, you know,
To my eyes your serious eyes
Spoke such sweet philosophies,--
If you'd read Rousseau.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Be brave?" why, yes, I will; I'll never more despair;
Who could, with such sweet comforting as yours?
How, like the voice that stilled the tempest air,
Your mild philosophy its reasoning pours.
"Consolance" by Madge Morris Wagner
And that is all which is quite clear
Even to philosophy, my dear.
The God that made us can alone
Reveal from whence a spirit's brought
Into young life, to light, and thought;
And this the wisest man must own.
"The New-Born Infant" by Charles Lamb

In news:

That part establishes the philosophy of our government - it is the reason for its formation - the backbone of our society.
In creating TheGood Book, British philosophy professor A.C.
Processing high-quality raw materials with great care – with this philosophy the food producer Walter Rau Lebensmittelwerke GmbH & Co KG in Germany has become a specialist for margarine, cooking fats and oils.
The Wonder Woman Philosophy of Staying Young.
UK's New Scheduling Philosophy Under Heavy Fire .
Eleven-year-old girls who debate Teutonic philosophy.
Is Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy & Public Policy Hoover Institution.
Jenny Teichman, a fellow of New Hall, Cambridge, is the author of "Philosophy and the Mind".
LOVE'S KNOWLEDGE Essays on Philosophy and Literature.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif — Colonialism went out as a political philosophy in the middle of the 20th century, but it seems alive and well in the baseball mind of Rangers general manager Jon Daniels.
And share the African philosophy of being spiritually connected.
President Reagan 's Philosophy.
The verdict represents a victory for Beck's political philosophy, a brand of conservatism that sees progressive values as the No.
Michael Novak, a theologian, is the George Frederick Jewett Scholar emeritus in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute.
During the Dutch Golden Age, a tremendous outpouring of creativity pushed the borders of 17th-century art, philosophy and science.
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In science:

Both Fat7 and HYP programs are based upon the same philosophy of maximally reducing the flavor changing interactions.
Perturbative improvement of staggered fermions using fat links
Here, we address the question of whether the perturbative improvement programs can be different from each other even though they share the same underlying philosophy.
Perturbative improvement of staggered fermions using fat links
One of the main observation was that certain moduli spaces were very singular and not of the expected dimension, and according to the general philosophy this was considered as somehow unnatural (see the hidden smoothness philosophy presented in [Ko1]).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Instead we turn to two of the more general approaches, based on slightly different philosophies.
Random Graphs with Hidden Color
By combining the philosophies of DRG and IRG, a more general class of analytically tractable sparse random graph models can be constructed.
Random Graphs with Hidden Color
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