philosophy

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Philosophy is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /fɪlˈɒsəfi/
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Noun[change]

Singular
philosophy

Plural
philosophies

  1. (uncountable) Philosophy is the study of the nature of existence and truth: how things are and how they should be.
    Plato's writings have been used to teach philosophy, logic, maths, and other subjects.
  2. (countable) A philosophy is a set of beliefs that guide the actions of a group or individual.
    Her education explains in part why she holds the political philosophies she does.