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philosophical

, philosophic
of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
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Undoubtedly," it will be said, "religious, moral, philosophical and juridical ideas have been modified in the course of historical development.
Patient anatomists of human nature cannot too often enunciate the truths before which all educations, laws, and philosophical systems must give way.
For the moment, they were chattering with parrots of all colours, and grave cockatoos, who seemed to meditate upon some philosophical problem, whilst brilliant red lories passed like a piece of bunting carried away by the breeze, papuans, with the finest azure colours, and in all a variety of winged things most charming to behold, but few eatable.
But some philosophical people have been asking why THREE dimensions particularly--why not another direction at right angles to the other three?
My dear wife's sweet anxious face peering at me from under the pink lamp shade, the white cloth with its silver and glass table furniture--for in those days even philosophical writers had many little luxuries--the crimson-purple wine in my glass, are photographically distinct.
Poetry, therefore, is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history: for poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular.
He is perhaps the most Chinese of the poets dealt with, and certainly one of the most philosophical.
was carelessly listening to a man of fifty or fifty-two years of age, with gray hair, aristocratic bearing, and exceedingly gentlemanly attire, and meanwhile making a marginal note in a volume of Gryphius's rather inaccurate, but much sought-after, edition of Horace -- a work which was much indebted to the sagacious observations of the philosophical monarch.
They were a sun-tanned, philosophical lot, who sometimes shot reflectively at the blue pickets.
And then," said Aramis, with the tone of philosophical indifference which he had assumed since he had belonged to the church and in which there was more atheism than confidence in God, "what is the use of thinking of it all?
Thus completely deranged as parties, we took to discussing philosophical matters in general; an occupation well adapted to a situation that required so great an exercise of discretion.
Is it some danger of your own that you are considering in this philosophical, general way?