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  1. Guillaume37 Senior Member

    France / French
  2. edwingill Senior Member

    England English
    small-time philosopher?
  3. Phyllogian

    Phyllogian Member

    Or "third-rate." In any case, it's meant as an insult or self-depreciation.
  4. bh7 Senior Member

    Limestone City
    Canada; English
    a beer-hall philosopher
    Source : William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life, paperback ed. back cover
  5. geve

    geve Senior Member

    France, Paris
    France, French
    :thumbsup: This seems to fit very well the other common expression (quite close to "philosophe de bas-étage): la philo(sophie) de comptoir.

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