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A person who, while professing to teach skill in reasoning, concerned himself with ingenuity and specious effectiveness rather than soundness of argument. Later characterized by Plato as superficial manipulators of rhetoric and dialectic.
Jima seems to think that simply winning is more important than being right. It should come as no surprise, then, that his arguments are those of a sophist.
by SquarePegIX November 10, 2007