A brilliant grad student I know has coined the phrase "punk move," for when philosophers say stuff that you'd only say if you were trying to win at all cost, and/or if you were just trying to get your theory to come out right, and/or if you had lost your bearings.
Sophistry, in other words.
But the thing is: worse than the fact that punk moves get made, is that they get made all the time, and people take them seriously. I mean ALL the time, and REALLY seriously.
Why is that?