Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun philosophy

3 senses of philosophy

Sense 1
doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism -- (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)
       => belief -- (any cognitive content held as true)

Sense 2
philosophy -- (the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics)
       => humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts -- (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences")

Sense 3
philosophy -- (any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation; "self-indulgence was his only philosophy"; "my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it")
       => belief -- (any cognitive content held as true)

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