from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of a paralogism; fallacious; falsely reasoned.
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Kant's subsequent efforts are thus directed towards demonstrating the paralogistic
In short, the theory of the compound tenses, and of the passive verb, appears to be so firmly based in the genius of our language, and so practically important to the student, as to defy all the engines of the paralogistic speculator, and the philosophical quibbler, to batter it down.
Reasoning from what has been to what will be is apt to be paralogistic at the best.
Those people who use conversive operations too often for the purpose of finding convenient conclusions, or constructing some cunning paralogistic or paramoralistic statements, eventually begin to undertake such behavior for ever more trivial reasons, losing the capacity for conscious control over their thought process altogether.