philosophism

[ fi-los-uh-fiz-uh m ]
/ fɪˈlɒs əˌfɪz əm /

noun

spurious or deceitful philosophy.
a false or contrived argument, especially one designed to deceive.

Origin of philosophism

First recorded in 1785–95; philosoph(y) + -ism

Related forms

an·ti·phi·los·o·phism, noun
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