What is the traditional definition of philosophy

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Philosopher m. 'Scientist in the field of philosophy', in colloquial language 'clarified, wise man', late-mundane philosopher, borrowed from Latin philosophy, Greek philósophos (φιλόσοφος) 'intellectual skills, loving knowledge and practicing about sth. thinking, doing something systematically ', then (substantivating)' everyone who is knowledgeable '(e.g. sound artist, singer, poet), especially' friend of learned knowledge, research, who loves rhetoric ', finally' whoever is the true essence of things and investigates and recognizes man '; cf. Greek sophós (σοφός) ‘skillful, learned, wise, wise man’ and see ↗phil-. Philosophy f. Science of the general laws of development of nature, society and thought and of the position of man in the world, world view, mhd.philosophīe, from Latin philosophy, Greek philosophy (φιλοσοφία) 'wisdom of life, love of learning, to the sciences', see Greek sophía (σοφία) 'wisdom, science'. to philosophize vb ‘Think rationally, methodically, research, talk thoughtfully about sth.’ (16th century), from Latin philosophārī betreiben practice philosophy, strive for thorough knowledge, research ’; Influence of mfrz.frz.philosopher is possible. philosophical adj. ‘concerning philosophy, methodical, cognitive research, contemplative, thoughtful, wise’ (16th century), late Latin philosophy.