Translation of "philosophy" - English-French dictionary


nounphilosophy /fɪˈlɒsəfi/ ( plural philosophies )
countable-uncountable the study of important basic ideas such as existence, truth, and freedom
philosophie feminine

a professor of philosophy
un professeur de philosophie

Native American philosophies
les philosophies amérindiennes
countable sb's way of thinking
philosophie feminine

his philosophy about making money
sa philosophie pour ce qui est de faire de l'argent

Our philosophies of life are very similar.
Nos philosophies de vie sont très similaires.

(Translation of “philosophy” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /fiˈlosəfi/ (plural philosophies)

the search for knowledge and truth, especially about the nature of man and his behaviour and beliefs

moral philosophy.

a particular system of philosophical theories

I have a very simple philosophy (=attitude to life) – enjoy life!
philosopher noun

a person who studies philosophy, especially one who develops a particular set of theories

Rousseau was a famous philosopher.
philosophical /-ˈso-/ adjective ( philosophic)

of philosophy

a philosophical discussion
philosophical works.

(of a person) calm, not easily upset or worried

He’s had a lot of bad luck, but he’s philosophical about it.
philosophically adverb

philosophize verb ( philosophise)

to think about or discuss the nature of man, the purpose of life etc

He spends all his time philosophizing and never does any work.

(Translation of “philosophy” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)