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Philosopher is a member of the word family philosophy, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
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Definition of the noun philosopher
What does philosopher mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: philosophers
- a specialist in philosophy
- domain: philosophy
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- more generic terms: bookman / scholar / scholarly person / student = a learned person
- more specific terms:
- nativist = a philosopher who subscribes to nativism
- Cynic = a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control
- eclecticist / eclectic = someone who selects according to the eclectic method
- empiricist = a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism
- epistemologist = a specialist in epistemology
- aesthetician / esthetician = a philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty
- ethician / ethicist = a philosopher who specializes in ethics
- existentialist philosopher / existential philosopher / existentialist = a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
- gymnosophist = member of a Hindu sect practicing gymnosophy
- libertarian = someone who believes the doctrine of free will
- mechanist = a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism
- moralist = a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
- naturalist = an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
- necessitarian = someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will
- nominalist = a philosopher who has adopted the doctrine of nominalism
- pluralist = a philosopher who believes that no single explanation can account for all the phenomena of nature
- pre-Socratic = any philosopher who lived before Socrates
- realist = a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
- Scholastic = a Scholastic philosopher or theologian
- Sophist = any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
- Stoic = a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
- transcendentalist = advocate of transcendentalism
- yogi = one who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
- Sir Karl Raimund Popper / Karl Popper / Popper = British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them
- Pierre Abelard / Peter Abelard / Abelard = French philosopher and theologian
- Anaxagoras = a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence
- Anaximander = a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects
- Anaximenes = a presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density
- Hannah Arendt / Arendt = United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany)
- Aristotle = one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato
- Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd / ibn-Roshd / Averroes = Arabian philosopher born in Spain
- Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina / Avicenna / ibn-Sina = Persian physician and influential philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas
- Viscount St. Albans / 1st Baron Verulam / Sir Francis Bacon / Baron Verulam / Francis Bacon / Bacon = English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism
- Jeremy Bentham / Bentham = English philosopher and jurist
- Henri Louis Bergson / Henri Bergson / Bergson = French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development
- Bishop Berkeley / George Berkeley / Berkeley = Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes
- Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius / Boethius = a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason
- Giordano Bruno / Bruno = Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy
- Martin Buber / Buber = Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs
- Ernst Cassirer / Cassirer = German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally
- Cleanthes = ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school
- Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Comte / Auguste Comte / Comte = French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism
- Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat / Marquis de Condorcet / Condorcet = French mathematician and philosopher
- Kong the Master / K'ung Futzu / Confucius / Kongfuze = Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism
- Democritus = Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter
- Jacques Derrida / Derrida = French philosopher and critic
- Rene Descartes / Descartes = French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter
- John Dewey / Dewey = United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education
- Denis Diderot / Diderot = French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France
- Paul Heinrich Dietrich / Paul-Henri Thiry / baron d'Holbach / d'Holbach / Dietrich / Thiry = French philosopher (born in Germany) famous as being one of the first self-described atheists in Europe
- Diogenes = an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions
- Empedocles = Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth
- Epictetus = Greek philosopher who was a Stoic
- Epicurus = Greek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good
- Ernst Heinrich Haeckel / Haeckel = German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation
- David Hartley / Hartley = English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel / Hegel = German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx
- Heraclitus = a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux
- Johann Friedrich Herbart / Herbart = German philosopher
- Johann Gottfried von Herder / Herder = German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason
- Thomas Hobbes / Hobbes = English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings
- David Hume / Hume = Scottish philosopher skeptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses
- Edmund Husserl / Husserl = German philosopher who developed phenomenology
- Hypatia = Greek philosopher and astronomer
- William James / James = United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist
- Immanuel Kant / Kant = influential German idealist philosopher
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard / Soren Kierkegaard / Kierkegaard = Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism
- Lao-tse / Lao-tzu / Lao-zi = Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz / Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz / Leibnitz / Leibniz = German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton
- John Locke / Locke = English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience
- Titus Lucretius Carus / Lucretius = Roman philosopher and poet
- Raymond Lully / Ramon Lully / Lully = Spanish philosopher
- Ernst Mach / Mach = Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism
- Niccolo Machiavelli / Machiavelli = a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government
- Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon / Moses Maimonides / Maimonides = Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud
- Nicolas de Malebranche / Malebranche = French philosopher
- Herbert Marcuse / Marcuse = United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology
- Karl Marx / Marx = founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848
- George Herbert Mead / Mead = United States philosopher of pragmatism
- John Stuart Mill / John Mill / Mill = English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism
- James Mill / Mill = Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism
- Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu / Charles Louis de Secondat / Montesquieu = French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers
- George Edward Moore / G. E. Moore / Moore = English philosopher
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche / Nietzsche = influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values
- William of Ockham / William of Occam / Ockham / Occam = English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor
- Origen = Greek philosopher and theologian who reinterpreted Christian doctrine through the philosophy of Neoplatonism
- Jose Ortega y Gasset / Ortega y Gasset = Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite
- Parmenides = a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed
- Blaise Pascal / Pascal = French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine
- Charles Sanders Peirce / Charles Peirce / Peirce = United States philosopher and logician
- Ralph Barton Perry / Perry = United States philosopher
- Plato = ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates
- Plotinus = Roman philosopher (born in Egypt) who was the leading representative of Neoplatonism
- Pythagoras = Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem
- Willard Van Orman Quine / W. V. Quine / Quine = United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language
- Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan / Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan / Radhakrishnan = Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West
- Thomas Reid / Reid = Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau / Rousseau = French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society
- Bertrand Arthur William Russell / Bertrand Russell / Earl Russell / Russell = English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead
- Arthur Schopenhauer / Schopenhauer = German pessimist philosopher
- Albert Schweitzer / Schweitzer = French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca / Seneca = Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero
- Socrates = ancient Athenian philosopher
- Herbert Spencer / Spencer = English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies
- Oswald Spengler / Spengler = German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles
- Benedict de Spinoza / Baruch de Spinoza / de Spinoza / Spinoza = Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system
- Rudolf Steiner / Steiner = Austrian philosopher who founded anthroposophy
- Dugald Stewart / Stewart = Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid
- Sir Rabindranath Tagore / Rabindranath Tagore / Tagore = Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin / Teilhard de Chardin = French paleontologist and philosopher
- Thales of Miletus / Thales = a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science
- Theophrastus = Greek philosopher who was a student of Aristotle and who succeeded Aristotle as the leader of the Peripatetics
- Simone Weil / Weil = French philosopher
- Alfred North Whitehead / Whitehead = English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell
- Bernard Arthur Owen Williams / Sir Bernard Williams / Williams = English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy
- Ludwig Josef Johan Wittgenstein / Ludwig Wittgenstein / Wittgenstein = British philosopher born in Austria
- Xenophanes = Greek philosopher
- Zeno of Citium / Zeno = ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school
- Zeno of Elea / Zeno = ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory
- a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
Alternative definition of the noun philosopher
- A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.
Philosopher is a musical group.
- album: "Thoughts"
- official website: www.philosopher-music.de
- "Philosopher" is a musical album of Christine Fan.
- released on (8 years ago)
- "Philosopher" is a musical album of Requiem Aeternam.
- released in (10 years ago)
"Philosopher" is a book by Ted Honderich.
- also known as "Philosopher: a kind of life"
- subjects: Philosophy, Modern philosophy, England
Philosopher is the fictional character from the 1970 film The Cruise.
- Philosopher a.k.a. Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group".
- also known as Düşünbilim, Filozofi, Filozofya, Filosofie, 哲学
- Philosopher: A philosopher, in a broad sense, is someone who studies philosophy. The word "philosopher" comes from the Ancient Greek φιλόσοφος, which means "lover of wisdom". The introduction of the terms "philosopher" and "philosophy" has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras.
- also known as दर्शनशास्त्री, दार्शनिक, Любомудр, Шукач істини, Мислитель, 哲學家
- Philosopher: A philosopher is a person who loves wisdom. In general, philosophers attempt to create consistent and reasonable explanations of natural phenomenon that are beyond the current boundaries of science.
Phrases with Philosopher
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Philosophy of the Talmud (2013)
by Hyam Maccoby
The philosopher refers to no texts or received doctrines.
Plato's Symposium (2001)
A Translation by Seth Benardete with Commentaries by Allan Bloom and Seth Benardete by Plato, Seth Benardete
philosopher is the core of the core of the restrictive term “lover”; rather, Eros as the philosopher is the core of the comprehensive term, while the poets in the broadsenseofinventors,makers,andgeneratorsarethe“lovers”inthere- strictive sense, ...
Masters and Slaves (2001)
Revisioned Essays in Political Philosophy by Michael Palmer
The philosophic soul and the tyrannic soul are twins, fraternal, not identical; the philosopher is a very erotic man, like the tyrant. Thus, Benardete (148) can remark both that eros is the “essence” of the philosophic nature, and that “The tyrant is ...
by A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Philosopher. and. Naturalist. Aristotle's influence on Western science began in the second century BC and lasted into the seventeenth century AD. The idea that the natural processes followed consistent patterns, governed by immutable ...
by Stephen F. Brown, Juan Carlos Flores
A native of Egypt 'who later worked in Qayrawan, Isaac Israeli is reputedly the first major philosopher among Jews of the Middle Ages. Since Israeli's focus was primarily philosophical, however, Saadiah Gaon is usually credited as the first ...
Neuroscience, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Philosophy by Olivier Houdé, Daniel Kayser, Olivier Koenig, Director of Research at Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Pour La Recherche Joelle Proust, Joëlle Proust, François Rastier
Since then, great American thinkers like the linguist Noam Chomsky and the philosopher Jerry Fodor have created—and still are nourishing—important new lines of research in this field, namely regarding language (Chomsky) and “ language ...
by Yan Huang
A term introduced by the British philosopher H. P. Grice for a ' conversational implicature which arises without requiring any particular contexts.
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- Philosopher Meaning
Video shows what philosopher means. A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.. An alchemist.. Philosopher Meaning. How to ...
- Explanation of Cuban socialism and democracy by Cuban philosopher
- Philosopher's stone Meaning
Video shows what philosopher's stone means. A substance able to turn base metals into gold or silver, usually by means of the application and distillation of ...
- Speaking philosopher (5): Emotion, thought and meaning
Some thoughts about meaning and sense. How feeling of "emptiness" can be exactly the opposite. Attention, acceptance and the liberation of and for hidden ...
- Philosopher's game Meaning
Video shows what philosopher's game means. A game similar to chess, played on an oblong board with round, triangular and square pieces.. philosopher's ...
- The Romantic Philosopher Postulating on the Nature of Perception, Language and Truth
- Agoraphobic Philosopher on Language
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Scrabble value of P3H4I1L1O1S1O1P3H4E1R1
The value of this 11-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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