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Definition of philosophy:

  1. A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.
  2. A treatise on philosophy.
  3. Literally, the love of, including the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.
  4. Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism; as, to meet misfortune with philosophy.
  5. Reasoning; argumentation.
  6. The course of sciences read in the schools.


doctrine, outlook, knowledge, conception, theory, axiom, viewpoint, law, basis, truth, philosophical system, ism, school of thought.

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