Clusters of prefatory tags (“the ancient Greek philosopher Plato”) alternate with definitions of standard tropes and devices.
The philosopher once complained about young men whose desire for learning resembled their desire for a sun tan.
The great Chinese philosopher Confucius put forward a timeless and important doctrine: The rectification of names.
As recently as 2009, the philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy compared the party to a decomposing corpse.
French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy has been a staunch defender of the right to offend and blaspheme--when it comes to Islam.
We must focus our observations on Plotinos as a philosopher.
"I never saw a philosopher that dressed so well as Plato," said Eudora.
This probably is true of almost every philosopher that has made his mark.
The philosopher was too deeply impressed to return to the festivities of Olympia.
"Ah, I see that you're something of a philosopher," remarked Mr. Blanchard.
from Old English philosophe, from Latin philosophus "philosopher," from Greek philosophos "philosopher, sage, one who speculates on the nature of things and truth," literally "lover of wisdom," from philos "loving" (see -phile) + sophos "wise, a sage" (see sophist). Modern form with -r appears early 14c., from an Anglo-French or Old French variant of philosophe, with an agent-noun ending.
Pythagoras was the first who called himself philosophos, instead of sophos, 'wise man,' since this latter term was suggestive of immodesty. [Klein]Philosophy also was used of alchemy in Middle Ages, hence Philosophers' stone (late 14c., translating Medieval Latin lapis philosophorum, early 12c.), a reputed solid substance supposed by alchemists to change baser metals into gold or silver; also identified with the elixir and thus given the attribute of prolonging life indefinitely and curing wounds and disease. (French pierre philosophale, German der Stein der Weisen).