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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: philosophie, from Latin, from Greek, from philosophos 'philosopher', from phil- ( PHILANDER) + sophia 'knowledge'


phi‧los‧o‧phy W3 plural philosophies
1 [uncountable] the study of the nature and meaning of existence, truth, good and evil, etc:
Emma studies philosophy at university.
philosophy of
the philosophy of science
2 [countable] the views of a particular philosopher or group of philosophers
philosophy of
the philosophy of Aristotle
3 [countable] the attitude or set of ideas that guides the behaviour of a person or organization:
The company explained their management philosophy.
The idea that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you is a fine philosophy of life.
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