What is another word for sophists?

Pronunciation: [sˈɒfɪsts] (IPA)

Sophists, a group of ancient Greek philosophers and rhetoricians who were known for their skill in argumentation and persuasion. There are various synonyms that can be used to describe the sophists. One such synonym is "rhetoricians," which refers to those who are skilled in the art of public speaking and persuasion. Another synonym for sophists is "sophisticators," which connotes those who use specious arguments or fallacious reasoning to achieve their goals. Other synonyms for sophists include "wordsmiths," "dialecticians," "debaters," "persuaders," and "arguers." Despite the negative connotations associated with the sophists, their influence on Western philosophy and rhetoric has been long-lasting and significant.

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Usage examples for Sophists

You expose the one in all its seductions, and the other in grotesque exaggerations, which are themselves a lie; showing yourself the worst of sophists-one who plays false to his own soul."
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Her sophists were now seen haranguing crowds in every town from the Don to the Atlantic.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
The sophists, learned in tradition, and skilled in disputation, but for the most part entirely lacking in originality, are the new prophets.
"The Approach to Philosophy"
Ralph Barton Perry

Famous quotes with Sophists

  • Above all things I entreat you to preserve your faith in Christ. It is my wealth in poverty, my joy in sorrow, my peace amid tumult. For all the evil I have committed, my gracious pardon; and for every effort, my exceeding great reward. I have found it to be so. I can smile with pity at the infidel whose vanity makes him dream that I should barter such a blessing for the few subtleties from the school of the cold-blooded sophists.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • What a swarm of sophists you lot have swirled up!
    Cratinus

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