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the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

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given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments

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The Eristic, understood as the art to win an argument [6], is implemented to achieve the ultimate goal.
37) The paradigm informing these other eristic scenes could also be extended to the lekythos incident: whether or not Hipponax's winning throw came, like Odysseus's victory over Euryalus, in response to a piece of gratuitous mockery that a rival addressed to him, his victory in the oil jar [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] would involve his defeat of an individual who practices a craft, verbal or visual, that corresponds to and/or is competitive with his own.
The Second Ficino-Pico Controversy: Parmenidean Poetry, Eristic, and the One.
Another example of Weiss' investigation into Socrates' eristic via philology may be found in Chapter 4, where her subject is the paradox as it is articulated in the Meno, that no one desires bad things.
Rhetoric, on the other hand, is primarily eristic, it will at times make use of unexamined opinions, maintaining them in order to facilitate persuasion.
This eristic literary imitation led early twentieth-century scholars to designate Camargo a "primogenito" of the Spanish national family and a torchbearer of Spanish cultural values in the Americas.
Twice in his commentary on the Iliad, Chapman pauses to defend the eristic words exchanged between Homeric warriors as a fittingly heroic kind of agon.
1999 "Ritual leveling: The balance between the eristic and the contractual motive in hostile verbal encounters in medieval romance and Early Modern drama", in: Andreas Jucker--Gerd Fritz--Franz Lebsanft (eds.
With the Sophists this form of argument is put in the service of eristic (from Iris, strife), the goal of which is to win debate by "making the worse argument appear better, and the better argument appear worse" (Protagoms).
Sophists once proceeded by eristic (arguing to win rather than in search of wisdom), and they still do, but in our time it has become more efficacious to whisper in the ear of the king.
The regional "nobility" who accepted high-ranking but nonetheless subordinate status in the relatively late-forming Mycenaean palatial territories would also have had eristic energies that the central authorities would have wanted to convert into public-spirited projects, particularly feasts.
a `refilling nit-silt saver,' a `yare, reeled-in starer,' a `bare, too-strawy cider-boozer,' a `rare suasive kiln-ruer,' a `wan, unaware, tin-gizzarded nut Boer,' a `care-drawer,' a `hare-born, eristic, illicit silage-looter,' a `bare liver,' a `pup,' a `tiny gnat,' a `past rat,' a `bog bard' (a `Gulliver,' even
Yet this conception of painting's status and (gendered) creative power needs further qualification if it is to be advanced as properly representing the complexities of Calderon's own view (though this is not to imply any suspicion of eristic reasoning on the dramatist's part in the later Deposicion).
Philebus has been Socrates's eristic opponent but at the beginning of the dialogue Protarchus is asked to take over for him (11C).
By alluding to many authors, adapting their topics, Colonna's practice appears more emulative than imitative, but not disputative or eristic.