Ramist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ramist rā"mĭst A follower of Pierre Ramé , better known as Ramus, a celebrated French scholar, who was professor of rhetoric and philosophy at Paris in the reign of Henry II., and opposed the Aristotelians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ramist A follower of Peter Ramus. See Ramism. The main position of Ramus was that “everything that Aristotle taught was false,” but there was nothing original in his writings. He introduced into logic the dilemma, which had always been taught as a part of rhetoric, to which he greatly inclined.
    • ramist Pertaining to Ramus or Ramism; characterized by or characteristic of Ramism.
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Usage

In literature:

Aristotle was taught and one tutor was a Ramist.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
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