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3 comments on merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sophistry

philo-sophers = lovers of wisdom
& 2013-08-03 15:30:47

"Sophisms are intended paralogisms, meant to deceive. The term, which derives from the Greek word for wisdom, sophia, acquired its pejorative meaning from Socrates, who denounced the hypocrisy of the sages (or Sophists), logicians who, he claimed, were both mercenary and pretentious. The truly wise know that wisdom, like truth, is an ideal to be sought constantly; they are therefore friends of wisdom (philo-sophers)."
& 2013-08-03 15:28:30

Word of the day...Sophistry: subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation
& 2013-08-03 13:47:56