[n] a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
[n] 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"
[n] the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophy Poems and Poetry
doctrine, ism, school of thought
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