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This so excited the admiration of Speusippus, that a love of philosophy was kindled within him.

I hope I'll have the old Bines philosophy and the young Bines spirit.

Instead, it presents, what all too few of us to-day possess, a philosophy of life.

The Church cannot be so more than the stage, or music more than philosophy.

O that philosophy or philanthropy could but find it out and work it!

Neither science, philosophy, history, nor poetry held for him any interest.

She challenged his philosophy and gave him a chance to defend it.

Only the arrival of Christine and her fiance saved his philosophy from complete rout.

All philosophy that would abstract mankind from the present is no more than words.

It is a repository of knowledge as to early science and philosophy.

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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