Philosopher

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Etymology

From Template:Xno or Template:Frm {{ Template:Frm/script |[[philosophe#Template:Frm|philosophe]]|face=term|lang=frm}}, from [[philosophus#|philosophus]], from Ancient Greek {{ Template:Grc/script |φιλόσοφος|face=term|lang=grc}} (literally lover of wisdom) + [[-er#|-er]].

Credited as having been coined by Pythagoras to describe himself.[1][2]

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /fɪˈlɒs.ə.fə(ɹ)/
  • (US) /fəˈlɑsəfər/

Noun

Philosopher (plural [[Philosophers#|Philosophers]])
  1. A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.
    • 2007, Harold Bloom, Bloom's Modern Critical Views: Stephen King
      Their playwrights knew better. Scandal, murder, hair-rending and railing against the gods sold tickets. King is not a philosopher. He knows how to sell tickets.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
      This is not the sort of happiness which a man would in general wish to owe to his wife; but where other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given.
  2. (Articlesobsolete) An alchemist.
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  1. Attributed dates to Roman antiquity: Cicero, Tusculan Disputations, 5.3.8-9 = Heraclides Ponticus fr. 88 Wehrli, Diogenes Laertius 1.12, 8.8, Iamblichus VP 58.
  2. This view has been challenged by Walter Burkert, but it has been defended by C.J. De Vogel, Pythagoras and Early Pythagoreanism (1966), pp. 97–102, and C. Riedweg, Pythagoras: His Life, Teaching, And Influence (2005), p. 92.

French

Pronunciation

  • /filɔzɔfe/

Verb

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  1. to philosophize

Conjugation

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