Translation of "philosophy" - English-German dictionary


noun /fiˈlosəfi/ (plural philosophies)

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

die Philosophie
moral philosophy.

a particular system of philosophical theories

die Weltanschauung
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

der/die Philosoph(in)
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–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)