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noun as in deep thinker

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Some philosophers deny that there can be facts about values.

Because of this, philosophers who argue against objective value, such as Bart Streumer from the University of Groningen, cannot consistently believe their own view.

Philip Goff is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University.

Immanuel Kant and Niccolò Machiavelli are, of course, renowned moral and political philosophers who, in Kant’s case, emphasized the ethical strictures of duty and, in Machiavelli’s case, made a virtue of being conniving and clever.

In 1987 the philosopher Allan Bloom published his treatise on the parlous state of American society and the country’s misguided universities.

But few of us would recognize the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand, a German philosopher-turned-outspoken Nazi antagonist.

“He was specifically interested in finding a philoso­pher to lead the project,” Sanger recalled.

The Greek philosopher did ethics and tragedy, sure—but he also invented science as we know it.

To paraphrase the renegade philosopher Hannibal, I love it when science comes together.

I asked Honig whether he agrees with the most well-known philosopher on animal welfare, Peter Singer.

He was the friend of Descartes, and a philosopher; distinguished for his eloquence and as an author.

Andrew Michael Ramsay, a Scottish historian and philosopher, died.

Let the young philosopher avoid such practice, and give a wide berth to those who follow them.

My dear, country life is making you a philosopher: and here comes our girl as ready for her dinner as I am.

Edward Holyoke, president of Harvard college, died; an excellent mathematician and natural philosopher.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to philosopher, such as: theorist, logician, sage, savant, sophist, and wise person.

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