- spurious or deceitful philosophy.
- a false or contrived argument, especially one designed to deceive.
Origin of philosophism
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Examples from the Web for philosophism
Philosophism, as Carlyle calls it, is the ruling spirit of his work.French Art
W. C. Brownell
French 'philosophism' then became suddenly militant and practical.A Short History of French Literature
Philosophism sits joyful in glittering saloons, is the pride of nobles and promises a coming millennium.The Choctaw Freedmen
Robert Elliott Flickinger
Franklin owned to the fraud in Necker's house when he came to Paris, much to the confusion of French philosophism.A Distinguished Provincial at Paris
Honore de Balzac
The Feds alone still treat it as a philosophism, and would rejoice at its failure.First Across the Continent