Statue of Greek philosopher Aristotle.
The definition of a philosopher is a person who is an expert in philosophy (the study of the nature of knowledge and reality).
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are examples of philosophers.
- a person who studies or is an expert in philosophy
- a person who lives by or expounds a system of philosophy
- a person who meets difficulties with calmness and composure
- a person given to philosophizing
Origin of philosopherMiddle English philosophre from Old French philosophe from Classical Latin philosophus from Classical Greek philosophos from philos, loving + sophos, wise
- A student of or specialist in philosophy.
- A person who lives and thinks according to a particular philosophy.
- A person who is calm and rational under any circumstances.
Origin of philosopherMiddle English philosophre from alteration of Old French philosophe from Latin philosophus from Greek philosophos lover of wisdom, philosopher philo- philo- sophiā knowledge, learning
- A person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.
- Philosophers spend a lot of time thinking, and less time living.