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Definition 1: the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics - [noun denoting cognition]

(philosophy is a kind of ...) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the philosophical study of moral values and rules

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the philosophical study of causation

(... is a kind of philosophy ) (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)

"traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the philosophical study of being and knowing

(... is a kind of philosophy ) any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the philosophical theory of knowledge

(... is a kind of philosophy ) any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the study of values and value judgments

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge and value are dependent on and limited by your subjective experience

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to a presentation (especially in psychology or philosophy)

"what Whitehead calls `perception in the presentational immediacy'"

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) a specialist in philosophy

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) of a mental act performed entirely within the mind

"a cognition is an immanent act of mind"

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all of mathematics can be derived from formal logic

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired primarily by intuition

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science

"Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought"

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that the meaning of a proposition consists of the operations involved in proving or applying it

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations

(philosophy is the domain which ... is member of) (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful

"he despised the esthetic of minimalism"

Definition 2: a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for philosophy in the sense of this definition

(philosophy is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of philosophy ) (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine of reform

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that on the death of the body the soul migrates to or is born again in another body

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

(... is a kind of philosophy ) (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior

(... is a kind of philosophy ) (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

(... is a kind of philosophy ) (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value

(... is a kind of philosophy ) (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

(... is a kind of philosophy ) doctrine that the useful is the good; especially as elaborated by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill; the aim was said to be the greatest happiness for the greatest number

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of a religious group

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that is taught

"the teachings of religion" "he believed all the Christian precepts"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

"he believed all the Marxist dogma"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes

"the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) any system of principles or beliefs

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

"creationism denies the theory of evolution of species"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls

"animism is common among primitive peoples"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of an absolute being

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrines of the Kabbalah

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

(... is a kind of philosophy ) any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

"Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of the Girondists

(... is a kind of philosophy ) any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

(... is a kind of philosophy ) a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important

"his ethicism often led him to moralize"

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment

(... is a kind of philosophy ) the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence

"when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction"

Definition 3: any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where philosophy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • self-indulgence was his only philosophy
  • my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it

(philosophy is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

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