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| [ << ]|| Definitions of Philosophical Terms. || [ >> ] |
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Hermeneutics: What I mean.
Logic: Why I'm right.
Apologetics: Why you're wrong.
Fallacy: Why you don't even know you're wrong.
Epistemology: How I know I'm right and you're wrong.
Existential: Don't feel bad: everyone is wrong.
Post-modern: Who cares if I'm right or wrong.
Systemic: Your wrongness goes deep.
Neo-: You're as wrong as those old guys.
Crypto-: I'm the only one who knows your wrongness.
Paradoxical: It only looks like I'm wrong.
Hyper-: You'd be right if you could learn to state things paradoxically.
Grand meta-narrative: He thinks he's right about everything.
Paleo-: You're as wrong as that new-fangled stuff.
phenomenal: I only seem wrong.
transcendental: If anyone's right, I must be.
false consciousness: Deep down you know I'm right.
subjugated/subaltern: They're right, but everyone says they're wrong.
bourgeois: They pay good money to be right.
proletariat: We're wrong now, but wait for the revolution!
Platonism: I know the very Form of rightness.
Thomism: 1. It would appear that you are right.
Categorical imperative: If you're right, let's make it a universal law.
Problematize: I'll show you how wrong you really are.
Cartesianism: cogito ergo rectitudo.
ontological argument: I am so right that none greater can be conceived.
epiphenomenon: This sentence is neither right nor wrong, as it is the product of a chemical reaction.
post-: Now we're finally right.
eclectic: You are wrong in a lot of different ways.
synthesis: You are so wrong that you are right.
exegesis (cf. hermeneutics): I know what it means and I can discourse all day about it.
presuppositional: I'm right and I won't even discuss it with you.
-istic: You started with something good and made it really stupid.
dialectic: I'm right, but then again, I may be wrong.
Weltanschauung: How you see the world when your brain has been made into mush by German philosophy.
deconstruction: If I grind you up I can show that even your molecules are wrong.
bayesian: I'll give you even money that I'm right.
teleological: You've got everything backwards.
a priori: We'll just assume that I am right.
a posteriori: Having seen who won, I can assure you I was on that side all the time.
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