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Definition 1: a specialist in philosophy - [noun denoting person]

(philosopher is a kind of ...) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who subscribes to nativism

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control

(... is a kind of philosopher ) someone who selects according to the eclectic method

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a specialist in epistemology

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who specializes in ethics

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable

(... is a kind of philosopher ) member of a Hindu sect practicing gymnosophy (especially nudism)

(... is a kind of philosopher ) someone who believes the doctrine of free will

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems

(... is a kind of philosopher ) an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms

(... is a kind of philosopher ) someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who has adopted the doctrine of nominalism

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who believes that no single explanation can account for all the phenomena of nature

(... is a kind of philosopher ) any philosopher who lived before Socrates

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

(... is a kind of philosopher ) any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects

(... is a kind of philosopher ) a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno

"a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"

(... is a kind of philosopher ) advocate of transcendentalism

(... is a kind of philosopher ) one who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight

(... is a kind of philosopher ) British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)

(... is an instance of philosopher) one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Persian physician and influential philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between Jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)

(... is an instance of philosopher) ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study

(... is an instance of philosopher) French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher (born in Germany) famous as being one of the first self-described atheists in Europe

(... is an instance of philosopher) an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher who was a Stoic (circa 50-130)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good (341-270 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German philosopher (1776-1841)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Scottish philosopher skeptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)

(... is an instance of philosopher) influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism (6th century BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Spanish philosopher (1235-1315)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher (1638-1715)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)

(... is an instance of philosopher) founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher (1873-1958)

(... is an instance of philosopher) influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher and theologian who reinterpreted Christian doctrine through the philosophy of Neoplatonism; his work was later condemned as unorthodox (185-254)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a presocratic Greek philosopher born in Italy; held the metaphysical view that being is the basic substance and ultimate reality of which all things are composed; said that motion and change are sensory illusions (5th century BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States philosopher (1876-1957)

(... is an instance of philosopher) ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Roman philosopher (born in Egypt) who was the leading representative of Neoplatonism (205-270)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher and mathematician who proved the Pythagorean theorem; considered to be the first true mathematician (circa 580-500 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710-1796)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German pessimist philosopher (1788-1860)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)

(... is an instance of philosopher) ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)

(... is an instance of philosopher) German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Austrian philosopher who founded anthroposophy (1861-1925)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French paleontologist and philosopher (1881-1955)

(... is an instance of philosopher) a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher who was a student of Aristotle and who succeeded Aristotle as the leader of the Peripatetics (371-287 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) French philosopher (1909-1943)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)

(... is an instance of philosopher) English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)

(... is an instance of philosopher) British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)

(... is an instance of philosopher) Greek philosopher (560-478 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)

(... is an instance of philosopher) ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)

(philosopher belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 2: a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity - [noun denoting person]

(philosopher is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

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