Talk:sophophobia

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Fear of learning. Plausible, but apparently only in word lists. Equinox 16:05, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

I got 1½ valid quots. thanks to google books:"sophophobia".  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 17:11, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Easily attested with the help of Google Groups.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 17:26, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed. Thanks for the cites, Doremítzwr! (Though I prefer phobosophy, personally.) —RuakhTALK 23:25, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm, interesting; however, note that, whereas sophophobia is the fear of learning, phobosophy is the fear of abstract knowledge or philosophical thinking, which makes the latter far more truly antonymous with philosophy.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 15:47, 17 July 2010 (UTC)