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philosopher

1. a student, teacher, or devotee of philosophy
2. (formerly) an alchemist or devotee of occult science
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The movement defined itself particularly against the "ideas of 1789" (that is, the French Revolution) and enlisted traditional Protestant understandings of human sinfulness to combat the optimism of the philosophes: church and state are needed to preserve order and restrain sin.
Evidently impressed with the young abbe, the celebrated philosophe, wealthy and noted for his generosity to fledgling writers, extended Sabatier an offer to come to Paris with an annual stipend of 1,200 livres.(41) He presented himself in the capital the following year.
Le Philosophe italien Antonio Gramsci s'en est rendu compte il y a pres d'un siecle.
Le ministre francais de l'Interieur, Bernard Cazeneuve, a affirme, hier, a Paris, que l'œuvre de Malek Chebel, philosophe et anthropologue algerien decede dans la nuit de vendredi a samedi a Paris, est une [beaucoup moins que] reference [beaucoup plus grand que] pour les musulmans et les non-musulmans.
Platon (-427 -347) est un philosophe de la Grece antique.
Arguing that French novelist Albert Camus (1913-60) should be understood as a philosophe in a neoclassical, humanistic, and also enlightened French sense, Sharpe tries to reconstruct his philosophical position and explain why he has been so "partially" received.
Les dialogues mis en scene par le philosophe africain reproduisent des polemiques entre des auteurs anciens ou tracent des liens entre des espaces geographiques et entre des siecles eloignes.