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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?
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Accordingly, in this discourse philosophizing means developing specific skills, capacities and competences to think for oneself, where thinking for oneself is understood in terms of determining the course of one's own life through self-reflection, self-correction and self-judgement (Lipman, 2003).
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This examination into the broil of human affairs constitutes the essence of philosophizing.
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.
Unlike Foucault's rather ethereal philosophizing, however, Evans's presentation of the mechanisms of power rests on concrete historical circumstances and on the exploitation of considerable archival material.
The sequel to the acclaimed The Book of Nights is an ambitious, complex stew made up of many different extremes: sadism and sentimentality, storytelling and philosophizing, irony and sincerity, sugar and salt.
Although the piece is handsomely lighted by Pierre Colomer, Denis Mariotte's music is often startlingly dramatic, and the dancers perform with vigorous commitment, the sum total of the incessant activity and philosophizing fails to pack the expected emotional wallop.
Full of brutal sarcasm and earnest philosophizing, Rum Diary focuses on the liars and "degenerates" who sell dupes on myths of progress and objectivity while pocketing fat fees and swilling rum out of paper cups.
Such philosophizing, as Job's comforters found out, never goes down well with those who actually have to do the suffering.
Accordingly, they all turn to the study of Plato, the founder of the Western philosophic tradition, as a form of therapy - whether, as in the case of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida, in order to figure out exactly where we went wrong or, as in the case of Gadamer and Strauss, in order to recover the original and superior understanding of philosophizing that modern developments have obscured from view.