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philosophy

 [fĭ-los´ŏ-fe]
a system of beliefs and principles.
concordant philosophy a philosophical system used in kinlein, concerned with the practical aspects of a person on a day to day basis; a central principle is that of cordising. See also esca.

philosophy

(fĭ-lŏs′ō-fē)
1. The love or pursuit of knowledge.
2. A culturally determined system of beliefs, concepts, theories, or convictions.
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Philosophizing for ancient philosophers at least was not, as Hadot has capably illustrated in his book What is Ancient Philosophy?, a theoretical discourse first and foremost but was rather the rigorous exercises of thinking and living, of reasoning and forming performed all at once.
Although readers may ultimately disagree about the extent to which this study changes the way they view rock history or the overall nature of historiography, two aspects of Philosophizing Rock Performance deserve to be highlighted.
When the learning and philosophizing aspects are either over or not necessary, I have often found that specific relaxation techniques can be adjunctively used to teach behavior modification strategies that can help patients develop skills to tackle specific problems.
And as a social and cultural enterprise, philosophizing is the expression in thinking of cultural change itself." (2) In other words, human beings inherit and assume a world already set in purposeful motion.
Today's hectic lifestyles--commuting, work, kids and myriad daily chores--leave little time to sit down and work through that new Toni Morrison novel or the philosophizing of Cornel West on the body politic.
Kurokawa was amply prepared for our second thoughts--and answered them with true otaku philosophizing:
Will you brain-lock on this fleeting question of "why me?" Or, will you respond with rapid, deadly force to save a life, without wasting time philosophizing?
The second establishes Lee's theoretical framework for the study, which posits a connection between sympathy for the plight of the slaves (the historical situation) and Romantic philosophizing about a kind of disinterested imagination that enables an individual to enter into the mind and feelings of another (the psychological situation).
To take up the theme of eloquence becomes, as it was for Cicero, a medium or occasion for eloquent philosophizing, polemicizing, display, self-reflection, and self-assertion.
And she finds not one meaning, but many, in tracing what putting one foot in front of the other has meant for philosophizing and pilgrimage, civil rights and sexual liberation, faith and feminism.
Philosophizing is, however, managed with a light touch, and, where it does intrude, is part of the narrator's ongoing self-assessment following the collapse of his marriage and central to the questions of interpretation raised by the story Professor Mike Newall has to tell.