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Synonyms for sophism

plausible but invalid reasoning

Synonyms for sophism

a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

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Indeed, the world of science--supposedly inherited, both arbitrarily and qualifyingly, from the "ancients" and the more recent "Aufklarung", just like the world of philosophy--still inherently suffers from mere syllogism and solipsism, albeit in a different intellectual category than other types of solipsism, thereby often resulting in advanced opaque types of dogmatism, absolutism, and relativism, and in the said types of sycophantism and sophism.
Bishop's counterpart called her a stooge for "carrying out the US hostile policy toward the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), and echoing others' sophism without her own foreign policy and view," the statement reads.
Such distinctions are probably to be dismissed as mere sophism, or perhaps metaphysics.
At other moments, Mac Low is able to suspend multiple vocabularies within a single poetic thrust, as in Number 114 ("Root & Branches Sensibly Old-Fashioned"): "insistent on scattering networking clumps over curlicue surfaces swathed in cinnamon / sophism foundering in data.
The poor sophism of the south Korean authorities and their moves of disallowing the north-south joint events for reunification are an unpardonable insult to the mindset of the south Korean people and the aspiration of fellow countrymen," the statement was quoted as saying.
Absurd sophism distorting and whitewashing the past crimes is being heard throughout Japan," said the article carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
Al-Ma'ari, who was a reclusive man who lost is eyesight at a young age, is best known for his book "Risalat al-Ghufran" (Message of Absolution) which inspired Dante's Divine Comedy, in addition to his contributions to poetry, philosophy and sophism.
dissenting) (criticizing "sinister sophism that the end, when dealing with known criminals or the 'criminal classes,' justifies the employment of illegal means"); Sherman v.
12 (Saba) - President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi urged Wednesday the partisan, political and social sides to avoid all forms of confusion attempts or political sophism and to put the nation's interest first.
It reiterates the uniquely Catholic sophism that distinguishes between a homosexual inclination, condition or attraction, and homosexual acts.
The faithful angel Abdiel scorns the claim as a sophism, but in Pullman this is precisely what happens.
Despite as light odor of sophism, one might accept the wedge.
ontological fallacy"--thus invites sophism and ad hocery.
The potentially harmful effects of sophism on the Athenian education system, though unjustly ascribed to the fictional Socrates in Clouds, are based on a very real contemporary debate about moral theory and pedagogical practice.