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noun as in fallacy

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The vagaries of sophism in the English-speaking world were hardly less prolific than in Continental Europe.

The conclusion must naturally follow from the premises, otherwise the syllogism is invalid and constitutes a fallacy or sophism.

But then it is a sophism to argue from thence that this immunity is the cause of my delight either on these or on any occasions.

The sophism which I am here combating will not stand the test of progression, which is the touchstone of principles.

In the course of the next joint debate at Jonesboro', Mr. Lincoln easily disposed of this sophism by showing: 1.


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sophism, such as: absurdity, deception, misconception, sophistry, and fallacious argument.

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