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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PHILOSOPHIES

The philosophies of Epicurus or Hume give no adequate or dignified conception of the mind.

The latest phases of all philosophies were fathered upon the founder of the school.

Another of Mr. Caryll's philosophies was that, when all is said, man is little of a free agent.

But your theologies have been almost as false as the philosophies.

From Germany have come the arts, the sciences, the philosophies of the world, and not from there.

We see, however, something of the temperament reflected in the philosophies.

This plucked and plumeless bird, comic and forlorn, is the butt of all the philosophies.

But antagonistic as these philosophies are to one another, they have one conception in common.

Like most other philosophies and prophecies, it fell on heedless ears.

"I know nothing about philosophies of life," she said at last.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "knowledge, body of knowledge," from Old French filosofie "philosophy, knowledge" (12c., Modern French philosophie) and directly from Latin philosophia and from Greek philosophia "love of knowledge, pursuit of wisdom; systematic investigation," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + sophia "knowledge, wisdom," from sophis "wise, learned;" of unknown origin.

Meaning "system a person forms for conduct of life" is attested from 1771.

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