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Philosopher is sometimes a misspelling of philosophy.

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

  1. a specialist in philosophy
  2. a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

Alternative definition of the noun philosopher


  1. A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.


Philosopher is a musical group.


  1. "Philosopher" is a musical album of Christine Fan.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "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.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

Phrases starting with the word Philosopher:

  1. Philosopher king
  2. Philosopher's Game
  3. philosopher's wool
  4. philosopher's stone

Phrases ending with the word Philosopher:

  1. existential philosopher
  2. existentialist philosopher

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Philosopher

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Google previewPhilosophy of the Talmud (2013)

by Hyam Maccoby

The philosopher refers to no texts or received doctrines.

Google previewPlato'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, ...

Google previewMasters 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 ...

Google previewA Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV Si (2011)

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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology (2007)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Cognitive Science (2004)

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 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics (2012)

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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Small photo of CZECHOSLOVAKIA – CIRCA 1930: stamp printed in Czech Ceskoslovensko shows portrait of first president Thomas Garrigue Masaryk (politician, sociologist, philosopher), Scott 170 A37 1k red, circa 1930Small photo of Greece, Athens, Academy of Athens, statues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato and Goddess AthenaSmall photo of Ukraine - circa 2018: A postage stamp printed in USSR show Karl Heinrich Marx is a German philosopher, sociologist, economist, writer, poet, political journalist, public figure. Circa 1968.Small photo of Inspirational quote by ancient Greek philosopher on nature backgroundSmall photo of Turin, Italy - 19 August 2017. The statue of Vincenzo Gioberti a famous Italian philosopher, with the facade of Carignano Theater in the background.Small photo of Russia, Moscow, 04/25/2014. The monument to Karl Marx (1818-1883), a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Sights of Moscow.Small photo of Athens Greece, Socrates the ancient philosopher statue More...

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The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence. (Wallace Stevens)
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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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