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Synonyms for philosophy
fɪˈlɒs ə fiphi·los·o·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismnoun

    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

    Synonyms:
    doctrine, philosophical system, school of thought, ism

  2. philosophynoun

    the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

    Synonyms:
    ism, philosophical system, school of thought, doctrine

  3. philosophynoun

    any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation

    "self-indulgence was his only philosophy"; "my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it"

    Synonyms:
    ism, philosophical system, school of thought, doctrine

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. philosophynoun

    Synonyms:
    science of causes or first principles, science of the absolute, the science of sciences

  2. philosophynoun

    Synonyms:
    principles (of any department of knowledge), laws

  3. philosophynoun

    Synonyms:
    hypothesis, theory, system, doctrine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "philosophy":

    filosofía, philosophical, ethos, philo, thinking, philosopher, logic

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How to use philosophy in a sentence?

  1. Francis Bacon:

    Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

  3. Kathy Miller:

    I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this ... Now, with the people with the guns, and shooting up neighborhoods, and not being responsible citizens, that’s a big change, and I think that’s the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

    The most important thing that I look for is a nominee's view of the law, judicial philosophy and view on the role of a judge in our constitutional system, there are a number of dark money groups on the left that argue federal judges should make policy decisions based on judge's own values.

  5. Yann Martel, Life of Pi:

    To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.


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