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philosophy

noun
 
 
/fɪˈlɒsəfi/
IDEAS [C, U] B2 the study or writing of ideas about the meaning of life, or a particular set of ideas about the meaning of life: Descartes is considered by many to be the father of modern philosophy.PhilosophyLogic and reasonIdeas, concepts and theories
WAY OF THINKING [C] a way of thinking about what you should do in life: My philosophy has always been to give those with ability the chance to progress.PhilosophyIdeas, concepts and theories
Translations of “philosophy”
in Korean 철학…
in Arabic فَلْسَفة…
in French philosophie…
in Turkish felsefe, yaşam felsefesi, ilke…
in Italian filosofia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哲學, 哲學思想, 哲學體系…
in Russian философия, основные принципы…
in Polish filozofia…
in Spanish filosofía…
in Portuguese filosofia…
in German die Philosophie, die Weltanschauung…
in Catalan filosofia…
in Japanese 哲学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哲学, 哲学思想, 哲学体系…
(Definition of philosophy from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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