the habit of continually asking questions upon receiving the answer to the previous question...
Kid: "Mommy, when will i die?"

Mother: "When you're older."

Kid: " Did you use philosophy to come to that answer?"
by janegirl July 21, 2009
A bizarre form of mental aerobic exercise in which one strives towards the essentially divine goal of completely forcing oneself up ones own sphincter using only the power of the mind.
Recently a philosophy grad student from Stamford actually managed to bury all of his head, one arm (to the elbow) and a bit of his other shoulder up his own anus. This unusual incident occured when he was teaching Existentialism to young folk and was designed to demonstrate that a)existence is only perception and b)he had a big anus. Unfortunately he choked before he had managed to extricate himself and thus kinda proved himself wrong on both counts.
by ag February 09, 2005
1. Philosophy in a good way: The process of seeking a better, happier lifestyle by giving deep thought into personal actions, habits and morals. Good philosophy is often understood to be to the benefit of society as well as to oneself. Religions often try to achieve this as well, at least on the surface.

2. Philosophy in a not-so-good way: The process of taking a set of personal beliefs and opinions and pressing them upon others without regard for the benefit of anyone other than oneself. Some would also say bad philosophy is the act of taking on a selfish lifestyle and making the excuse that this is the best way to live.
1. See Jesus, Buddha, etc. (Whether or not you're religious, they're both really nice guys.)

2. See Hitler, Stalin, Zedong, etc.

2a. A personal note to Ayn Rand: Rejecting altruism in philosophy is a little harsh. Try improving the life of someone who really does need it, then tell me that it's not going to make you feel any better.
by A Man In A Box August 12, 2009
The most amazing thing that someone could ever comprehend. When philosophy is used correctly, it's as if there's some outside force making you understand the most complex things.
Let's philosophize together.

I think some philosophy would make this situation more pleasant.
by Simbaaaaaaa August 17, 2011
the ultimate study of Truth.

The study of finding the ultimate truths of our existence, lives, and reasons for being here. Digging deeper into the meaning of things to find the core Truths.

Original dictionaries labeled this term as the search for God, who is the ultimate Truth.
"Where do we come from?"

"Why do we exist?"

"What is the meaning of life?"

Is philosophy the search for the existence of our Creator?

Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"
by darwin was christian March 30, 2010
The study of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
As opposed to science (which was once called 'natural philosophy'), philosophy is the study of questions that cannot be answered with physical proof, such as the existence of God, or the meaning of life.
Philosophers include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzche...
by Curuniel December 28, 2003
Pathological recursiveness of first principles.
We're going to hold an intervention for Larry. He started heavily practicing Philosophy just last year and already he's lost his job, house, girlfriend, and car. He's dropped about 75 pounds and hasn't showered in months. Just last night he kept me up until 3 AM, arguing that the word "is" is superfluous semantic contrivance that utterly fails to address a given subject's truest ontological state.
by John Q. Pseudonym November 21, 2010

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