dogmatism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dogmatism the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dogmatism The manner or character of a dogmatist; arrogance or positiveness in stating opinion. "The self-importance of his demeanor, and the dogmatism of his conversation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dogmatism The character of being dogmatic; authoritative, positive, or arrogant assertion of doctrines or opinions.
    • n dogmatism In the Kantian philosophy, a dogmatic method in metaphysics; an uncritical faith in the presumptions of reason.
    • n dogmatism The doctrine of the sect of physicians known as Dogmatists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dogmatism dogmatic or positive assertion of opinion
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Quotations

  • Sir William Osler
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    “The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Some people wave their dogmatic thinking until their own reason is entangled.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
  • Henry S. Canby
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    “Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., 'an opinion,' from dokein, to think, allied to L. decet.

Usage

In literature:

This dogmatic position of reason is not uncritically dogmatic; on the contrary, it is the sophistical position that is uncritically neutral.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
During the last generation or two, however, there has been a decline of the dogmatic and sectarian tempers.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
Burke was tart upon Mr. Baretti for being too dogmatical in his talk about politics.
"Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.)" by Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
We are always told that the aim of its conductors was to preach dogmatic atheism.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
At Shadrach his customary decision returned; he went about, or sat reading, well-ordered, cool-appearing, dogmatic.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
When the outburst came in 1642, he was thirty-four years old, a solemn, cold, studious, thoughtful, and dogmatic Puritan.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
But they produced similar men, each extravagant, generous, vain, dogmatic.
"Mathilda" by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Newman himself pleaded that he had no wish to oppose the official dogmatics of his Church.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
But there is nothing fixed or dogmatic in this idea of Agni's three births.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Before the light of physical science, silent but irresistible in its advances, faded away the remains of dogmatism and superstition.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
He talked to Marcella, dogmatically, prodigiously, unanswerably.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
I never had any sympathy with dogmatics.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
We know that all education must in the beginning be purely dogmatic.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various
Passing from cases like this, observe others in which a measure of dogmatism must be allowed to the ardent.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
Nowhere is there a dogmatic statement that He is Divine.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
Science is not a dogmatic infallibility which may say: This or that is right, because it is so understood.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
He is orthodox in sentiment, and free from dogmatism.
"British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV" by Various
All dogmatical purpose, extending farther, is purely hypothetical, and even inconsistent with what is declared.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote
Advance after advance is made by the three, who gradually become more dogmatic as the controversy proceeds.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
The conserving value of the dogmatic attitude, the point of view which takes ideas as fixed, is not to be ignored.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
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In news:

Nix proposed FL amendments with dogmatic social agenda.
His books are turgid and dogmatic.
To a skeptic, the most remarkable aspect of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been how so flexible a politician can represent so dogmatic a party.
Push for dogmatic , unpopular social agenda cost Buerkle race.
Ann Marie Buerkle's loss was the result of her not representing her constituents, but instead pushing a dogmatic and unpopular social agenda.
PICAYUNE — To a skeptic, the most remarkable aspect of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been how so flexible a politician can represent so dogmatic a party.
The Romney campaign is nothing if not dogmatic about staying on message.
But in his empiricism , his curiosity, his insistence on nuance, and his lack of dogmatism, Obama is indeed a sort of anti-Bush--and perhaps the best kind.
Are we really free if we are bound to dogmatic beliefs.
The conjunctive weight function is an equivalent representation of a non dogmatic belief function.
Brian Urquhart writes that my analysis of the role of the UN in the Congo crisis (1960–1964) is dogmatic, partisan, and simplistic.
Re the straight-line, dogmatic, partisan voting record of Senator James Davis, our man in Raleigh, I was reminded of a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore".
I've heard both critics and poets call him "fascist," though if pressed, they can only cite Breton's sometimes dogmatic leadership of the surrealist movement.
Push for dogmatic, unpopular social agenda cost Buerkle race.
The shame of such ingratitude is inscribed on the human conscience, and even the most dogmatic atheists are not immune from the knowledge that they ought to give thanks to God.
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In science:

After it’s publication in 1932, Von-Neumann’s theorem soon acquired the status of a dogmatic pronouncement against hidden variable theories.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
Development of inflationary cosmology demonstrates over and over again that it is dangerous to be dogmatic.
Recent Progress in Inflationary Cosmology
The present author has a rather non-dogmatic relation to these two statistical schools: both have their strength and their weaknesses, and depending upon the application, both may be useful. A more important issue is the distinction between statistical parameter and observation.
Towards quantum mechanics from a theory of experiments
This limitation is not a dogmatic matter, however, and formal verification techniques would easily find their way to the BCS SIGIST community if that were considered effective because BCS SIGIST may at any time redefine its mission in terms of software quality assurance if that is considered more appealing.
About Instruction Sequence Testing
Nobody expects this to happen in a pentagram experiment, but I am suggesting that we have as yet no reason to be dogmatic about the outcome of similar experiments for higher dimensional systems.
Gleason, Kochen-Specker, and a competition that never was
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