Sophismata

[Revised entry by Fabienne Pironet and Joke Spruyt on November 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In contrast to the meaning the word 'sophism' had in ancient philosophy, 'sophisma' in
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[Revised entry by Fabienne Pironet and Joke Spruyt on November 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In contrast to the meaning the word 'sophism' had in ancient philosophy, 'sophisma' in medieval philosophy is a technical term with no pejorative connotation: a sophisma proper is a sentence (proposition) that raises a difficulty for logic or grammar: it is a proposition of which the truth value is difficult to determine, because it is ambiguous, puzzling or simply difficult to interpret, or a sentence that can be...

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