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philosophy Idioms & Phrases


Atomic philosophy

  • or Doctrine of atoms, a system which assuming that atoms are endued with gravity and motion accounted thus for the origin and formation of all things. This philosophy was first broached by Leucippus, was developed by Democritus, and afterward improved by Epicurus, and hence is sometimes denominated the Epicurean philosophy.
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Corpuscular philosophy

  • that which attempts to account for the phenomena of nature, by the motion, figure, rest, position, etc., of the minute particles of matter.
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Critical philosophy

  • the metaphysical system of Kant; so called from his most important work, the "Critique of Pure Reason. "
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department of philosophy

  • noun the academic department responsible for teaching philosophy
    department of philosophy.
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doctor of philosophy

  • noun a doctorate awarded for original contributions to knowledge
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empiricist philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    sensationalism; empiricism.
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Epicurean philosophy

  • . See Atomic philosophy, under Atomic.
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existential philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existentialism; existential philosophy.
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existentialist philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existentialism; existential philosophy.
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Inductive philosophy ∨ method

  • . See Philosophical induction, under Induction.
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  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    law; jurisprudence.
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Mechanical philosophy

  • the principles of mechanics applied to the inverstigation of physical phenomena.
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Moral philosophy

  • noun the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    ethics.
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  • the science of duty; the science which treats of the nature and condition of man as a moral being, of the duties which result from his moral relations, and the reasons on which they are founded.
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Natural philosophy

  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    physics.
    • his favorite subject was physics
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  • originally, the study of nature in general; in modern usage, that branch of physical science, commonly called physics, which treats of the phenomena and laws of matter and considers those effects only which are unaccompanied by any change of a chemical nature; contrasted with mental and moral philosophy.
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Newtonian philosophy

  • the philosophy of Sir Isaac Newton; applied to the doctrine of the universe as expounded in Newton's "Principia," to the modern or experimental philosophy (as opposed to the theories of Descartes and others), and, most frequently, to the mathematical theory of universal gravitation.
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philosophy department

  • noun the academic department responsible for teaching philosophy
    department of philosophy.
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Philosophy of the Academy

  • that of Plato, who taught his disciples in a grove in Athens called the Academy.
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Philosophy of the Garden

  • that of Epicurus, who taught in a garden in Athens.
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Philosophy of the Lyceum

  • that of Aristotle, the founder of the Peripatetic school, who delivered his lectures in the Lyceum at Athens.
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Philosophy of the Porch

  • that of Zeno and the Stoics; so called because Zeno of Citium and his successors taught in the porch of the Poicile, a great hall in Athens.
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physico-philosophy

Phys`i*co-phi*los"o*phy noun
Etymology
Physico- + philosophy.
Definitions
  1. The philosophy of nature.
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Positive philosophy

  • . See Positivism.
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Symbolical philosophy

  • the philosophy expressed by hieroglyphics.
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transcendental philosophy

  • noun any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
    transcendentalism.
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