Notebook, 1993-



Loving Wisdom . . . . Rational Investigation . . . . Critical Study . . . . System of Principles for Guidance . . . . System of a Doctrine or of one's Doctrine . . . . Of Truths and Principles of Being . . . . Knowledge, Conduct. . . . Of basic Principles and Concepts of a particular Branch of Knowledge. . . . Of Life . . . . Philosophical/A Rational and calm or stoic attitude [i.e. under trying circumstances, in practical affairs, etc.]

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Philosophy n. 1. the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct. 2. a system of philosophical doctrine: the philosophy of Spinoza. 3. the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a particular branch of knowledge: the philosophy of science. 4. a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs: a philosophy of life. 5. a philosophical, calm, or stoic attitude. [ME philosophie < L philosophia < GK. see Philo-, -Sophy]

philo-, an element appearing in loan words from Greek, where it meant "loving" [philology]; on this model, used in the formation of compound words [philoprogenitive]. Also, esp. before a vowel, phil-. [< GK, comb. form of phílos loving]

-sophy, an element occurring in loan words from Greek [philosophy; theosophy]; on this model used with the meaning "science of" in the formation of compound words [anthroposophy]. [< GK -sophia, comb. form of sophéia skill, wisdom; see -y3]

Philosophical adj. 1. of or pertaining to philosophy: philosophical studies. 2. versed in or occupied with philosophy. 3. proper to or befitting a philosopher. 4. rational and calm under trying circumstances. Also philosophic . . . .

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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