Meaning of alogism in English:

alogism

noun

  • 1An illogical or irrational statement or notion.

  • 2Philosophy
    Opposition to or absence of reason or logic; specifically the theory that a person may conduct him or herself without being restricted by logic or rationality.

    Particularly associated with the pragmatist thinkers of the early 20th century.

Pronunciation

alogism

/ˈeɪlədʒɪz(ə)m/ /ˈeɪlɒɡˌɪz(ə)m/

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edmund Everard (fl. 1679–1681). From post-classical Latin alogismus from Byzantine Greek ἀλογίζεσθαι to be irrational (from ancient Greek ἄλογος without reason + -ίζεσθαι) + -ισμός; compare ancient Greek λογισμός.