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