Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are examples of philosophers.
Philosophers spend a lot of time thinking, and less time living.
Other Word Forms
Origin of philosopher
- Middle English philosophre from alteration of Old French philosophe from Latin philosophus from Greek philosophos lover of wisdom, philosopher philo- philo- sophiā knowledge, learning
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Credited as having been coined by Pythagoras to describe himself.