philosophy/ fɪˈlɒs ə fi /

Meaning of Philosophy

  1. A rational investigation into the nature of reality, truth and consciousness.
  2. A particular system of belief or thought based on investigation or study.
  3. A guidance system based on investigation for practical matters.
  4. An attitude of reasoned rational, patience and composure.

Usage of Philosophy

  1. The philosophy of Plato helped to form the basis of Western thought.
  2. Some believe more strongly in the philosophy of science than religion.
  3. He is guided more by his philosophy on life than on someone else’s advice.

Origins of Philosophy

The English word philosophy is derived from the older, Greek philosophia, meaning a love of science or wisdom. It first appeared in English as early as 1300.