[fi-los-uh-fas-ter, fi-los-uh-fas-ter] /fɪˌlɒs əˈfæs tər, fɪˈlɒs əˌfæs tər/ noun 1. a person who has only a superficial knowledge of philosophy or who feigns a knowledge he or she does not possess.
[fil-uh-sof, fil-uh-zof; French fee-law-zawf] /ˈfɪl əˌsɒf, ˌfɪl əˈzɒf; French fi lɔˈzɔf/ noun, plural philosophes [fil-uh-sofs, fil-uh-zofs; French fee-law-zawf] /ˈfɪl əˌsɒfs, ˌfɪl əˈzɒfs; French fi lɔˈzɔf/ (Show IPA) 1. any of the popular French intellectuals or social philosophers of the 18th century, as Diderot, Rousseau, or Voltaire. 2. a philosophaster. n. “Enlightenment rationalist and skeptic,” especially […]
[fi-los-uh-fer] /fɪˈlɒs ə fər/ noun 1. a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields. 2. a person who is deeply versed in . 3. a person who establishes the central ideas of some movement, cult, etc. 4. a person who regulates his or her life, […]
noun 1. the Platonic ideal of a ruler, philosophically trained and enlightened. noun the idea that the wisest person should be the ruler of a country Word Origin from Plato In the Republic by Plato, the ideal ruler, who has the virtue and wisdom of a philosopher.