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philosophy

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek φιλοσοφία from φίλος (philos), beloved) & σοφία (sophia), wisdom).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /fɪlˈɒsəfi/

Noun

Singular
philosophy

Plural
philosophies

philosophy (philosophies)
  1. (uncountable) An academic discipline that is often divided into five major branches: logic; metaphysics; epistemology; ethics; and aesthetics.
  2. (countable) A comprehensive system of belief.
  3. (countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.
    a philosophy of government
    a philosophy of education
  4. (countable) A general principle (usually moral).

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