Synonyms for philosophers

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That is contrary to the observation of philosophers of bygone days.

Think of the philosophers who deserted the College of Heliopolis for Alexandria!

Thus, according to these philosophers, every thing is full of God.

A Peerage, half composed of journalists, philosophers, and authors!

The necessity of dying created all the constancy of philosophers.

From Antisthenes came the Cynics; from Aristippus the philosophers of pleasure.

Philosophers (he says) have always regarded the world as an emanation from God.

Kant is admitted to be one of the greatest of the German philosophers.

Converse with the world will do more for you than all the arguments of philosophers.

In my opinion, philosophers have said enough; now let men act.

WORD ORIGIN

from Old English philosophe, from Latin philosophus "philosopher," from Greek philosophos "philosopher, sage, one who speculates on the nature of things and truth," literally "lover of wisdom," from philos "loving" (see -phile) + sophos "wise, a sage" (see sophist). Modern form with -r appears early 14c., from an Anglo-French or Old French variant of philosophe, with an agent-noun ending.

Philosophy also was used of alchemy in Middle Ages, hence Philosophers' stone (late 14c., translating Medieval Latin lapis philosophorum, early 12c.), a reputed solid substance supposed by alchemists to change baser metals into gold or silver; also identified with the elixir and thus given the attribute of prolonging life indefinitely and curing wounds and disease. (French pierre philosophale, German der Stein der Weisen).

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