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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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The Muirhead Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History of Modern Philosophy under the heads: first of Different Schools of Thought--Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different Subjects--Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Theology.
It was believed also that from writers mainly British and American fuller consideration of English Philosophy than it had hitherto received might be looked for.
The need which Professor Muirhead stressed is no less pressing to-day, and few will deny that philosophy has much to do with enabling us to meet it, although no one, least of all Muirhead himself, would regard that as the sole, or even the main, object of philosophy.
I have also to acknowledge the help of the editor of this Library of Philosophy, Professor Muirhead, for several suggestions by which I have profited.
Those of his successors in each branch of natural philosophy with whom I was acquainted appeared even to my boy's apprehensions as tyros engaged in the same pursuit.
On this occasion a man of great research in natural philosophy was with us, and excited by this catastrophe, he entered on the explanation of a theory which he had formed on the subject of electricity and galvanism, which was at once new and astonishing to me.
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Besides enjoying deep and lively discussion, the reader will be captivated by the meaning of a life devoted to philosophy as a way of life.
3) More specifically, my relationship to black philosophy is through the study and creation of black feminist philosophy, in which I center the lives and work of black women.
Among the various branches of philosophy, the philosophy of science can be considered one of the most recent but, at the same time, also the one that has experienced both the most impressive development and academic acknowledgment.
French (non-)philosopher Francois Laruelle presents a book-length essay interrogating the crypto-Platonic philosophy of Alain Badiou, whose work Laruelle argues introduces authoritarian themes as it rethinks philosophy through mathematics.
World Philosophy Day theme for 2012 is "Future Generations" World Philosophy Day is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiative that draws people around the world to engage in shared reflection on contemporary issues.