The philosopher once complained about young men whose desire for learning resembled their desire for a sun tan.
As recently as 2009, the philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy compared the party to a decomposing corpse.
The philosopher, Plato, linked Santorini with the mythical lost city of Atlantis that sank beneath the waves.
The Greek philosopher did ethics and tragedy, sure—but he also invented science as we know it.
Sarkozy is, after all, the man who went to war in Libya on the prompting of an open-shirted Left Bank philosopher.
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).