Philosophism
Philosophism Phi*los"o*phism (f[i^]*l[o^]s"[-o]*f[i^]z'm), n. [Cf. F. philosophisme.] Spurious philosophy; the love or practice of sophistry. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • philosophism — /fi los euh fiz euhm/, n. 1. spurious or deceitful philosophy. 2. a false or contrived argument, esp. one designed to deceive. [1785 95; PHILOSOPH(Y) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • philosophism — phi·los·o·phism …   English syllables

  • philosophism — /fəˈlɒsəfɪzəm/ (say fuh losuhfizuhm) noun 1. philosophising. 2. the affectation of philosophy; spurious philosophy …   Australian English dictionary

  • philosophism — fə̇ˈläsəˌfizəm noun ( s) Etymology: French philosophisme, from Middle French, from Old French philosophie philosophy + isme ism 1. : spurious philosophic argument : sophistry 2. : sophism …   Useful english dictionary

  • PHILOSOPHISM, FRENCH —    a philosophy such as the philosophers of France gave instances of, founded on the notion and cultivated in the belief that scientific knowledge is the sovereign remedy for the ills of life, summed up in two articles first, that a lie cannot be …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • FRENCH PHILOSOPHISM —    an analysis of things conducted on the presumption that scientific knowledge is the key to unlock the mystery and resolve the riddle of the universe …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism —   Author(s) Abbé Augustin Barruel …   Wikipedia

  • Clement XIV —     Pope Clement XIV     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Clement XIV     (LORENZO–or GIOVANNI VINCENZO ANTONIO–GANGANELLI).     Born at Sant’ Arcangelo, near Rimini, 31 October, 1705; died at Rome, 22 September, 1774.     At the death of Clement… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • scholasticism — /skeuh las teuh siz euhm/, n. 1. (sometimes cap.) the system of theological and philosophical teaching predominant in the Middle Ages, based chiefly upon the authority of the church fathers and of Aristotle and his commentators. 2. narrow… …   Universalium

  • Tang — Tang, n. [Probably fr. OD. tanger sharp, tart, literally, pinching; akin to E. tongs. [root]59. See {Tong}.] 1. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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