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e·ris·tic

 (ĭ-rĭs′tĭk) also e·ris·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
n.
1. One given to disputation or argument.
2. The art or practice of disputation and polemics.

[Greek eristikos, from erizein, to wrangle, quarrel, from eris, erid-, strife.]

eristic

(ɛˈrɪstɪk)
adj
of, relating, or given to controversy or logical disputation, esp for its own sake
n
1. a person who engages in logical disputes; a controversialist
2. the art or practice of logical disputation, esp if specious
[C17: from Greek eristikos, from erizein to wrangle, from eris discord]

er•is•tic

(ɛˈrɪs tɪk)

adj.
1. Also, er•is′ti•cal. pertaining to controversy or disputation.
n.
2. a person who engages in disputation.
3. the art of disputation.
[1630–40; < Greek eristikós=erist(ós), v. adj. of erízein, derivative of éris discord + -ikos -ic]
er•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

eristic

- Means "enjoying argument for its own sake," or "of or pertaining to controversy."
See also related terms for sake.

eristic

1. a participant in an argument or controversy.
2. the art of disputation. — eristic, eristical, adj.
See also: Argumentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
contester - someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
accuser - someone who imputes guilt or blame
arguer, debater - someone who engages in debate
denier - one who denies
hairsplitter - a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions
logomach, logomachist - someone given to disputes over words
obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, resister, thwarter - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
quarreler, quarreller - a disputant who quarrels
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
2.eristic - the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
Adj.1.eristic - given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
argumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"

eristic

adjective
Translations
eristisch
References in classic literature ?
And if he were a philosopher of the eristic and antagonistic sort, I should say to him: You have my answer, and if I am wrong, your business is to take up the argument and refute me.
But when a man begins to get older, he will no longer be guilty of such insanity; he will imitate the dialectician who is seeking for truth, and not the eristic, who is contradicting for the sake of amusement; and the greater moderation of his character will increase instead of diminishing the honour of the pursuit.
Here the two interlocutors ran their philosophic school which was noted for its eristic procedure and carrying on in the lines of both Socrates and Parmenides.
However, to those who are interested truly in discovering what being is (that is, potential philosophers) rather than merely in showing up or defeating others in argument (that is, eristic sophists), they would respond by pointing out that opposed qualities like rest and motion cannot be said to be one, yet people who would maintain that each and every form of being is entirely separate from all others make themselves ridiculous by saying that each "is" separate (and so in effect claiming that it has something, being, in common with others).
The Second Ficino-Pico Controversy: Parmenidean Poetry, Eristic, and the One.
Though Sharma's familiarity with Dvaita is doubtless as profound as anyone's now alive, and his ceuvre constitutes a precious, indeed an unavoidable, regource for anyone reading in this important tradition, his enthusiasm, eristic style, and profound selfconfidence make it necessary to judge his work more a continuation, than an exposition, of the Madhva sampradaya.
Hiding within the court" was an eristic rationalization, outside the realm of proper reclusion.
Of course the Platonic dialectician must know when to speak of the vision attained through di alectic and when to keep silent, for dialectic is dangerous: youth must not be exposed to it too early, lest they fall prey to the vacuous contentiousness of eristic.
When turning to Feast of the Rose Garlands (1505) in chapters three and four, subtitled "Durer's Appropriation of Venetian Painterly Techniques" (77109), and "Durer, Giovanni Bellini, and Eristic Imitation in the Renaissance" (110-25), Luber truly comes into her own.
If read with care and much hard work, Bruell's book gives an education in the proper method of following Socrates' highly eristic, mercurial arguments.
An ancient Sophist lawyer called Protagoras once presented an eristic court suit argument regarding a conflict in payment of education fees by an intelligent student.
Yet More's own case about Christ's irony remains a testimony to how the words of the Catena inspire his thought and direct his composition by way of proposing subjects for eristic dialogue.