by John of Salisbury, the object of which is to expose the
absurdity and injurious effects of
“wrangling,” or dialectics and metaphysics. He says, “Prattling and
quibbling the masters call disputing or wrangling, but I am no wiser
for such logic.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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