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Later teachers of eristic argument, like the brothers Socrates encounters in the Euthydemus, were not so modest.
Dunn and McDonald identify Humpty Dumpty's arguments as a form of eristic logic, which they define as follows: "Eristic logic turns its back on the intellectual virtue of honest inquiry and uses thought to fend off reality and paper over facts rather than open them up for exploration" (2010: 73).
This reluctance, often shame and fear of combining the words 'architecture' and 'politics' is particularly strong in the post-communist countries like Poland, where still equating opinions or activities with deeds of 'the previous regime' in the public debate serves as an eristic tool.
Chalcedon), and so on, God sometimes brings about the development of the kingdom through eristic and dialectical conflict.
In a situation where young people are able to contend about what is best, eristic argument may come to the fore.
Meno's eristic argument, as the author paraphrases it in the next pages, says: "either we look for something already known, and consequently ours is not a search, or we look for something unknown, and hence engage in an impossible enterprise" (Editor's note).
Another example of Weiss' investigation into Socrates' eristic via philology may be found in Chapter 4, where her subject is the paradox as it is articulated in the Meno, that no one desires bad things.
This eristic literary imitation led early twentieth-century scholars to designate Camargo a "primogenito" of the Spanish national family and a torchbearer of Spanish cultural values in the Americas.
Twice in his commentary on the Iliad, Chapman pauses to defend the eristic words exchanged between Homeric warriors as a fittingly heroic kind of agon.
In this joint pursuit, Meno has learned the values of mildness, replaced eristic with dialectics, and is led by Socrates to the position that virtue can be obtained by recollection.
1999 "Ritual leveling: The balance between the eristic and the contractual motive in hostile verbal encounters in medieval romance and Early Modern drama", in: Andreas Jucker--Gerd Fritz--Franz Lebsanft (eds.
With the Sophists this form of argument is put in the service of eristic (from Iris, strife), the goal of which is to win debate by "making the worse argument appear better, and the better argument appear worse" (Protagoms).