philosophism

Related to philosophism: philosophise

philosophism

(fɪˈlɒsəfɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) an affectation to philosophical knowledge or the action or enjoyment of carrying this out

philosophism

a spurious philosophic argument. — philosophist, n., adj.
See also: Philosophy
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The philosophism of the rich has set a fatal example to the poor, and has brought about intervals of too long duration when men have faltered in their allegiance to God.
Then, great social changes can only be effected by means of some common sentiment so powerful that it brings men into concerted action, while latter-day philosophism has discovered that law is based upon personal interest, which keeps men apart.
And this is as true of architecture (reduced to construction) as it is of the other arts, and philosophism and scientism, the ultimate rationalizations.
(6) The anti-feminist clergyman Richard Polwhele declares in The Unsex'd Females (1798) that Robinson's novels "merit the severest censure" for "containing the doctrines of Philosophism," or the deistic tenets of the French philosophes, but he singles out Radcliffe for praise: "In her Mysteries of Udolpho, we have all that is wild, magnificent and beautiful, combined by the genius of Shakspeare [sic], and the taste of [William] Mason" (17n; 34n).
Thus Maistre depicts the Revolution as a world-historical struggle to the death "between Christianity and philosophism" (CF, 45).
Prior to the Revolution, France had become corrupted by a century of philosophism, incapable of the moral leadership in Europe for which it was (in Maistre's eyes) originally destined.
It is the corrosion of this political order by Protestantism and philosophism and their outcomes--the murders of Charles I and Louis XVI--that led to the torrents of English and French blood which were shed in divine retribution (CF, 11-13).
Philosophism sees, for the first time, a Philosophe (or even a Philosopher) in office ...