philosophy


philosophy
01. My [philosophy] in life is to have fun, and enjoy myself without doing anything to hurt the people around me.
02. Socrates once said, "My advice to you is to get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a [philosopher]."
03. My grandfather is very [philosophical] about his illness; he certainly doesn't want to die, but he says he has lived a long life, and isn't afraid to go.
04. Jack is [philosophically] a socialist, but he is a successful businessman in practice.
05. My partner and I share a common business [philosophy], but our specific ideas for achieving our goals are somewhat different.
06. She opposes capital punishment on a [philosophical] basis; she says it is wrong to kill, whether it is an individual or the state that is doing it.
07. The government claims to support the [philosophy] of equality for women, but it hasn't taken any action to pay women a fair salary.
08. There is a Korean proverb which states that wise men [philosophize] as the fools live on.
09. The old man was rather [philosophical] about his firing after over 35 years on the job, saying that the company would benefit from new, fresh ideas.
10. The [philosophy] of this company is that a happy, well-treated employee is a loyal and hard-working contributor to the success of the enterprise.
11. Epicurus once suggested that [philosophy] is an activity that uses reasoning and rigorous argument to promote human flourishing.
12. [Philosophers] such as Socrates and Plato have had a lot of influence on Western thought.
13. Her son spends his time smoking dope and [philosophizing] about the meaning of life instead of looking for a job.
14. Western [philosophy] was largely founded on the writings of Plato and Aristotle.

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