- Also er·is·ti·cal. pertaining to controversy or disputation; controversial.
- a person who engages in disputation; controversialist.
- the art of disputation.
Origin of eristic
Related Words for eristicbelligerent, combative, contentious, controversial, disputatious, litigious, quarrelsome, scrappy, testy
Examples from the Web for eristic
Historical Examples of eristic
Here, then, is a double indication of the connexion of the Parmenides with the Eristic school.Parmenides
Lucian's references to the school are as eristic or argumentative.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
According to Aristotle himself, therefore, the Dialectician is agonistic and eristic, just as much as the Sophist.Aristotle
Here again we catch a glimpse rather of a Socratic or Eristic than of a Sophist in the ordinary sense of the term.
He belonged to the fighting class, and was further distinguished as a hero of debate, who professed the eristic art.
- of, relating, or given to controversy or logical disputation, esp for its own sake
- a person who engages in logical disputes; a controversialist
- the art or practice of logical disputation, esp if specious