Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A follower of Peter Ramus. See Ramism. The main position of Ramus was that “everything that Aristotle taught was false,” but there was nothing original in his writings. He introduced into logic the dilemma, which had always been taught as a part of rhetoric, to which he greatly inclined.
- Pertaining to Ramus or Ramism; characterized by or characteristic of Ramism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A follower of Pierre Ramé, better known as Ramus, a celebrated French scholar, who was professor of rhetoric and philosophy at Paris in the reign of Henry II., and opposed the Aristotelians.
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