Philosophy vs Operationalism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between philosophy and operationalism

is that philosophy is (uncountable|originally) the love of wisdom while operationalism is (sciences) a philosophy that attempts to define all scientific concepts in terms of specified operations or procedures of observation and measurement.

As a verb philosophy

is to philosophize.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

philosophy

Alternative forms

* philosophie (obsolete) * phylosophie (obsolete) * phylosophy (nonstandard)

Noun

  • (uncountable, originally) The love of wisdom.
  • (uncountable) An academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism.
  • * 1661 , , The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
  • During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy , he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant
  • (countable) A comprehensive system of belief.
  • (countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.
  • (countable) A general principle (usually moral).
  • (archaic) A broader branch of (non-applied) science.
  • Meronyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * analytic philosophy * antiphilosophy * continental philosophy * personal philosophy * philosophize * philosophy of mind

    Verb

  • To philosophize.
  • *, II.12:
  • Plato hath (in my seeming) loved this manner of Philosophying , Dialogue wise in good earnest, that therby he might more decently place in sundry mouthes the diversity and variation of his owne conceits.

    See also

    * * ideology

    operationalism

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia operationalism)
  • (sciences) A philosophy that attempts to define all scientific concepts in terms of specified operations or procedures of observation and measurement