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sophistry
used in The Screwtape Letters

2 uses
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Definition
seemingly believable, but invalid arguments that display ingenuity in reasoning
  • He often makes prizes of humans who have given their lives for causes He thinks bad on the monstrously sophistical ground that the humans thought them good and were following the best they knew.
    Chapter 5 (68% in)
  • We make the Sophists: He raises up a Socrates to answer them.
    Chapter 23 (51% in)

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