Artificial arguments

(Rhet.) arguments invented by the speaker, in distinction from laws, authorities, and the like, which are called inartificial arguments or proofs.

See also: Artificial

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An appearance on Radio 4's Today programme, intended as a plug for The Ladykillers, turned into a protest against the BBC for poisoning national debate in the UK by forcing guests into artificial arguments and politicians into "defensive positions of utter banality".
he constructed artificial arguments to justify his control of the penal proceedings," Varela said.
Accordingly we would ask you to leave aside artificial arguments relating to the past and grasp this unique opportunity for advancement, which may not be available to us in future.