How is philosophy different from philosophising?

The term ‘philosophizing’ has become in recent times more widespread in its being used in philosophical circles, in comparison to the more popular term ‘philosophy’. This change is not a terminological change of one term (philosophizing) replacing another term (philosophy). There is a basic difference between ‘philosophy’ and ‘philosophizing’ in their meaning and content. The term ‘philosophy’ is nominal in its structure, static and dead in its meaning, and refers to the finished product of thought, while the term ‘philosophizing’ is verbal in its structure, dynamic and alive in its meaning, and refers to the process of thinking.

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