from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Spurious or ill-founded philosophy; the affectation of philosophy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Spurious philosophy; the love or practice of sophistry.
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spurious philosophy; the love or practice of sophistry
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My grandmother was a follower of "philosophism" and my father was into UFO spotting, so I was always aware of other belief systems.
I am not hereby giving my final endorsement to the learned ignorants of the Cusanus philosophism in which old Nicholas pegs it down that the smarter the spin of the top the sounder the span of the buttom (what the worthy old auberginiste ought to have meant was: the more stolidly immobile in space appears to me the bottom which is presented to use in time by the top primo-mobilisk &c.).
French philosophism than with the spirit of the Church.
Bourbon princes were moved in their persecution by the spirit of the times, represented in Latin countries by French irreligious philosophism, by Jansenism, Gallicanism, and Erastianism; probably also by the natural desire to receive the papal sanction for their unjust proceedings against the order, for which they stood accused at the bar of the Catholic conscience.
During the eighteenth century the society carried on its work amid the difficulties which Jansenism and philosophism, by corrupting minds, incessantly aroused.
Parma, and elsewhere to join hands with the worst leaders of impiety and philosophism.
Whilst, politically, Poland was preparing its own ruin, the Piarists openly taught the worst philosophism in their schools and refused to have their houses visited by the papal nuncio at Warsaw.
For at times he is so severe as to render himself suspect of Jansenism, and again he is so lax as to be accused of complaisancy for the sensibilities and the philosophism of his time.
He was, no doubt, only a second-class man of letters, and though he ranks really high in this class, he was unfortunately much influenced by more or less passing fashions, fads, and fancies of his time -- _sensibilité_ (see next chapter) philosophism, politico-philanthropic economy, and what not.
In the forefront appears the fixed and favorite idea of the old-fashioned philosophism.