Bulverism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by English writer C.S. Lewis from the name of a fictional character, Ezekiel Bulver, invented for the purpose.

Noun[edit]

Bulverism (uncountable)

  1. The fallacy of reason which deals with secondary questions about ideas rather than the primary one, thus avoiding the basic question or evading the issues raised by trains of reasoning.