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sophists

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Ancient Greek teachers who were accused by some of their contemporaries (including Plato) of being more interested in winning arguments through crafty rhetoric than in pursuing truth.

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notes for sophists

By extension, a “sophist” is someone who engages in persuasive but false arguments.
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