Portmanteau of "faux" and "philosophy," literally "fake knowledge"
Pertains to any extended and long-winded argument
that may make
sense, but has absolutely no meaning whatsoever or use in any real-life context.
Also has nothing to do with the actual
study of knowledge and metaphysical understanding.
"If you like catgirls
, you are a furry."
"Wait, what? Where did that
come from? Besides, catgirls
have fur on the ears
only, while furries are furry everywhere. There's a clear distinction."
"But where is the logical distinction between
where furries end and catgirls
begin? Is there a limit? If a catgirl
has a single strand of fur on her arm, does that
make her a furry?" And what is the catgirl
transforms into a furry, what is she then? How can we distinguish what is catgirl
from what is furry? This is truly
the question of our times."
is ridiculous, and somewhere Aristotle
is rolling over in his grave."