misology


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misology

[mi′säl·ə·jē]
(psychology)
Unreasoning aversion to intellectual or literary matters, or to argument or speaking.
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This view shows up first in the context of the misology passage, where Socrates refers to those "contradiction-mongers" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] who, because they have cultivated the skill of devising contradictory arguments to any thesis whatsoever, have come to think that "there is nothing sound or secure whatever, either in things or in arguments [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; but that all realities are carried up and down, just like things fluctuating in the Euripus.
Indeed, in the misology passage Socrates urges his interlocutors to draw exactly the distinction between possible deficiencies in our manner of apprehending an argument and the status of that argument itself.