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philosopher

Line breaks: phil|oso¦pher
Pronunciation: /fɪˈlɒsəfə
 
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Definition of philosopher in English:

noun

A person engaged or learned in philosophy, especially as an academic discipline.
Example sentences
  • Plato has a claim to be the first philosopher to establish philosophy as a subject.
  • The noun Dasein is used by other philosophers, by Kant for example, for the existence of any entity.
  • Conferences of philosophers on determinism and freedom aren't the same as they used to be.
Synonyms
speculator, hypothesizer, seeker after truth, dreamer;
scholar, intellect, intellectual, learned person, sage, wise man, Solomon, guru, pundit

Origin

Middle English: from a variant of Old French philosophe, via Latin from Greek philosophos 'lover of wisdom', from philein 'to love' + sophos 'wise'.

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