Zaklog the Great (zaklog) wrote in word_salad,
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Recapture that word!

The word philosophy, if you examine the word roots, means simply "a love of wisdom." This would mean a philosopher is "one who loves wisdom." However, as I discussed and debated with a friend of mine who's a grad student in philosophy, philosophy is now a specific field of study and a philosopher is a professional scholar investigating certain types of questions.

So now we have a wonderful definition floating around looking for a word to attach itself to. In an effort to be hospitable, I hand-built a word I thought it would be comfortable with.

. . .

Oh, you want to hear it? Well, alright. My new word for a lover of wisdom: Sophiaphile.

Waddaya think?
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