Word family noun philosophy philosopher adjective philosophical adverb philosophically
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Philosophy
philosophyphi‧los‧o‧phy /fəˈlɒsəfi $ -ˈlɑː-/ ●●● W3 AWL noun (plural philosophies) 1 [uncountable]RP the study of the nature and meaning of existence, truth, good and evil etc Emma studies philosophy at university.philosophy of the philosophy of science2 [countable]RP the views of a particular philosopher or group of philosophersphilosophy of the philosophy of Aristotle3 [countable]BELIEVE the attitude or set of ideas that guides the behaviour of a person or organization The company explained their management philosophy. The idea that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you is a fine philosophy of life. natural philosophy
Examples from the Corpus
philosophyEastern religions and philosophiesThey had a different philosophy, one that she really believed in.No longer does our political process discuss philosophy and issues.My philosophy is, I leave work at 5 o'clock and forget all about it till the next day.Our production philosophy requires all operations to be safe, and we apply innovative techniques alongside proven technology.the philosophy of NietzscheIn many ways, their philosophy was similar to that which guided Loeb and his successors.Piaget moved from biology to philosophy and eventually to psychology early in his life.philosophy of lifeUnity is a, sort of like a philosophy of life, sort of.Everybody shared a philosophy of life as basic as the soil and as obvious as the sky.These men often have similar backgrounds and philosophies of life which lead to similar results and successes.In fact, they later changed my philosophy of life.Finally, the drawing is ongoing and never finished, which one could say reflects one of my philosophies of life.We often discussed our work, our so-called careers and our philosophies of life, such as they were.The wonderfully spontaneous mortgage department was the place to be if your philosophy of life was: Ready, fire, aim.
Origin philosophy (1300-1400) Old French philosophie, from Latin, from Greek, from philosophos philosopher, from phil- (PHILANDER) + sophia knowledge