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Synonyms for sophistry



Synonyms for sophistry

plausible but invalid reasoning

Synonyms for sophistry

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

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Here, then, the sophistry is rather in form than in substance, though we might desire that to such a serious charge Socrates had given a more serious answer.
With his accusers he will only fence and play, as he had fenced with other 'improvers of youth,' answering the Sophist according to his sophistry all his life long.
The news, 'Several justices felt 'deceived' by 2-week leave, say SC insiders' (3/1/18), makes us wonder how supposedly brilliant minds in the Supreme Court could be so easily 'deceived' by any sophistry or dishonesty Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno might have foisted upon them about the 'leave' she intended to take in the face of the grim prospect of her being haled to the Senate impeachment court.
Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates.
We dont have the room and with the rate of change these days, we dont have the time for the same-old partisan name-calling and economic sophistry.
And, on its own merit, Puar's book is an intellectual and moral hoax, a bit of sizzling sophistry designed to stir the faithful into a frenzy of outrage divorced of any and all observable reality.
It's deplorable she made sophistry speaking publicly for the first time since her trial began six months ago," said Rep.
NEAR THE BEGINNING OF SOPHISTRY and Political Philosophy, the author cites Friedrich Nietzsche's observation that our "contemporary way of thinking" is "Protagorean.
Confrontation in parallel with dialogue is an incompatible sophistry," North Korea's official Central News Agency said in a commentary, which was monitored in Seoul.
Trump now, or has in the past, will have to answer to future generations for their acquiescence, silence or sophistry - if, indeed, not outright cowardice.
We were just as impressed that Labour now had a leader who forsook spin and sophistry for honesty.
I thought this was a quite wonderful piece of Anglican sophistry but one which itself highlighted the conflict between candour and duty.
Choreographing talks to create a "moment", No10 and the PM deployed the sophistry and spin of Con men scrambling to persuade us to part with a few quid for who knows what.
In this case, the gamble from Jeremy Hunt, right, was that despite being among our brightest graduates, the junior doctors would be fooled by some clumsy mathematical sleight-of-hand and cheap sophistry.
There is an element of sophistry going on here," John Baron, a lawmaker from Cameron's Conservative Party, told the BBC.