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Title: The Sophist Method
Post by: Scrapheap on June 24, 2007, 04:00:04 PM
I was always under the impression that the Sophist Method, in modern times is considered a bad mothod of debate.

Sophistry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophistry)
Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: Scrapheap on June 24, 2007, 04:42:37 PM
A helpfull list of Logical Fallacies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies)
Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: Calandale on June 24, 2007, 05:22:00 PM
As the word is currently used, it isn't considered a
reasonable form of debate. But, by the original meaning,
it is very much exactly how one is taught to do so. Using
every tool available to win an argument, ranging from
some emotional appeals, to the logic itself, to some
really minute details, which seem to have nothing to
do with the argument at hand - rather just improving
one's appearance.

Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: Gluey on March 29, 2008, 12:06:03 AM
Woah Soph can mean a lot of words!
Title: The Sopho Method
Post by: Calandale on March 29, 2008, 05:23:24 PM
Woah Soph can mean a lot of words!

THIS thread has officially changed title.


More fitting to what this site is about anyhow.
Though, we do need another thread.
Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: Scrapheap on April 19, 2013, 07:23:23 PM
bump
Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: Al Swearengen on April 20, 2013, 07:10:19 AM
bump

Of course a person who is better at arguing their position can be more successful at arguing their case, against equally valid claims or even better claims.
I do think that lying, misrepresenting facts or making bogus inferences, is pretty weak.

BUT....

Making your opponent seem weak or flawed?
Intimidating them?
Using big words?
Questioning their motives?
Getting them to agree with you?
Bringing to bear their faults and prejudices (if relevant to your argument)?

Any of these types of things are all good. If they come up or you seek them out to get the best result from your argument, all good. so long as you do not do those three things i mentioned above.
Title: Re: The Sophist Method
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Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: Jihadi Eradicator on November 03, 2013, 09:32:22 AM
I was always under the impression that the Sophist Method, in modern times is considered a bad mothod of debate.

Sophistry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophistry)

I think it's still acceptable, if the parties involved are willing to accommodate subjective experience.
Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: iceman1985 on December 17, 2016, 11:59:36 AM
U misspelled words

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Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: odeon on December 17, 2016, 03:29:08 PM
"U"?
Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: iceman1985 on December 17, 2016, 08:30:37 PM
This better “You misspelled words" happy now

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Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: iceman1985 on December 17, 2016, 08:31:19 PM
That is sarcasm right

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Title: Re: The Sophist Method
Post by: odeon on December 18, 2016, 04:55:22 AM
Irony, actually.