[fɪ'lɒsəfə] or [fə'lɑsəfɚ]
(noun.) a specialist in philosophy.
(noun.) a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity.
(n.) One who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy.
(n.) One who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice in the conduct of life; one who lives according to the rules of practical wisdom; one who meets or regards all vicissitudes with calmness.
(n.) An alchemist.
n. . Searcher after truth, student of first principles, seeker of wisdom.. Theorist, theorizer, man of abstractions, speculator.
SYN:Doctor, savant, teacher, master, schoolman
ANT:Ignoramus, sciolist, freshman, tyro, greenhorn, fool, booby, dunce
n. a lover of wisdom: one versed in or devoted to philosophy: a metaphysician: one who acts calmly and rationally in all the affairs and changes of life—also Phil′osophe:—fem. Philos′ophess.—adjs. Philosoph′ic -al pertaining or according to philosophy: skilled in or given to philosophy: becoming a philosopher: rational: calm.—adv. Philosoph′ically.—v.i. Philos′ophise to reason like a philosopher: to form philosophical theories.—ns. Philos′ophiser a would-be philosopher; Philos′ophism would-be philosophy; Philos′ophist.—adjs. Philosophist′ic -al.—n. Philos′ophy the science of being as being: the knowledge of the causes and laws of all phenomena: the collection of general laws or principles belonging to any department of knowledge: reasoning: a particular philosophical system: calmness of temper.—Philosopher's stone an imaginary stone or mineral compound long sought after by alchemists as a means of transforming other metals into gold.—Moral and Natural philosophy (see Moral Natural).
One who instead of crying over spilt milk consoles himself with the thought that it was over four-fifths water.
- Still, a person may hesitate about the probability of the son of a king being a philosopher. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- In the first place, as we began by observing, the nature of the philosopher has to be ascertained. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- As a great modern philosopher has said, Aristotle press ed his way through the mass of things knowable, and subjected its diversity to the power of his thought. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- As a result he was soon after made First Mathematician of the University of Pisa, and also Philosopher and Mathematician to the Grand Duke’s Court of Florence. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- And the anti-Christian German philosopher, Nietzsche, found himself quite at one with the pious field-marshal. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Then, do you see any way in which the philosopher can be preserved in his calling to the end? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The philosopher himself has lost the love of truth, and the soldier, who is of a simpler and honester nature, rules in his stead. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The philosopher should not beg of mankind to be put in authority over them. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The trouble was that without realizing it I too had been in search of the philosopher's stone. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Sound philosopher,' said Mr. Pott. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- So that among the founders of our science, next to the name of the great French Philosopher, Lavoisier, will stand in future ages the name of John Dalton, of Manchester. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- This constitution was chiefly the joint production of a worthy philosopher Sieyès, who was one of the three consuls, and Bonaparte. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Need I recall the original image of the philosopher? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Every one will admit that the philosopher, in our description of him, is a rare being. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- She was a philosopher. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- The human watchdogs must be philosophers or lovers of learning which will make them gentle. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- It is only a hostile average-sensual-man background against which the philosophers and poets stand out. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- And thus, Glaucon, after the argument has gone a weary way, the true and the false philosophers have at length appeared in view. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- He was not a Plato or an Archimedes, but an efficient officer o f State, conscious of indebtedness to the great scientists and philosophers. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- A few men, philosophers or lovers of wisdom--or truth--may by study learn at least in outline the proper patterns of true existence. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Philosophers begin to be reconciled to the principle, that we have no idea of external substance, distinct from the ideas of particular qualities. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Some reg arded the great philosophers as the allies of the Church. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination, and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- May it not have been from such considerations that the ancient philosophers supposed a sphere of fire to exist above the air of our atmosphere? 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Undoubtedly philosophers are in the right, when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- Certainly nobody expects our politicians to become philosophers. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- This self-taught American, to quote from the Edinburgh Review of 1806, is the most rational, perhaps, of all philosophers. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- You cannot go to any of the great philosophers even for the outlines of a statecraft which shall be fairly complete, and relevant to American life. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- And the world if not a believer in the idea cannot be a philosopher, and must therefore be a persecutor of philosophers. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The Greek philosophers speak with the voice of reason. 李贝. 西洋科学史.