noun \ˈsä-fə-strē\

: the use of reasoning or arguments that sound correct but are actually false

: a reason or argument that sounds correct but is actually false

Full Definition of SOPHISTRY

:  subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation
:  sophism 1

First Known Use of SOPHISTRY

14th century

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism


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