philosophe(redirected from French Philosophism)
Any of the leading philosophical, political, and social writers of the 18th-century French Enlightenment.
[French, from Old French, philosopher; see philosopher.]
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philosophe(ˈfɪləˌsɒf; ˌfɪləˈzɒf; French filɔzɔf)
1. (Philosophy) a prominent writer or philosopher during the time of the French Enlightenment in the 18th century
2. (Historical Terms) a prominent writer or philosopher during the time of the French Enlightenment in the 18th century
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phil•o•sophe(ˈfɪl əˌsɒf, ˌfɪl əˈzɒf; Fr. fi lɔˈzɔf)
n., pl. -sophes (-ˌsɒfs, -ˈzɒfs; Fr. -ˈzɔf)
a French intellectual or social philosopher of the 18th century, as Rousseau or Voltaire.
[1770–80; < French]
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