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pseudoprofundity

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  • This kind of pseudoprofundity is a hallmark of Albom’s writing.

    2007 February « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Since no such first principles appear to exist, such having failed to be discovered in several millenia of Philosophy, they have fallen instead upon ever-finer distinctions of language and feuds with one another, which they express in polysyllabic pseudoprofundity sufficient to impress the rubes.

    Times are hard... for philosophers...

  • Bury this one with all those classics of pseudoprofundity like The Bridges of Madison County and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

    2007 March 15 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • According to James, Soviet poets Yevtushenko and Voznesensky are no good as poets not because of the empty rhetoric and pseudoprofundity of their verse but because their poetry avoids "open discussion of the historical facts."

    On Voznesensky

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  • "Often pseudoprofundity is seen and consists of simple thoughts expressed in aphorisms, poetry, etc." --E.A. Strecker, F.G. Ebaugh, and L. Kanner. Practical Clinical Psychiatry, 1947, p. 274.

    June 24, 2011