ipsedixitism

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Noun1.ipsedixitism - an unsupported dogmatic assertion
assertion, asseveration, averment - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
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In a letter sent to the council they added: "The Asda letter makes an unsupported assertion 'deep discounters' are engaging in a 'slow but steady change towards that of a traditional supermarket' and the turnover of the store should therefore be more akin to that of other food store operators.
In a letter sent to the council, they added: "The Asda letter makes an unsupported assertion that 'deep discounters' are engaging in a 'slow but steady change towards that of a traditional supermarket' and that the turnover of the store should therefore be more akin to that of other food store operators.
The quoted phrase is not in itself convincing, of course - merely an unsupported assertion.
But LaFargue goes further, suggesting that to look for metaphysics in Plato is to misread the dialogues, while the metaphysical Platonism that he dismisses--without argument, merely with the unsupported assertion that it has no rational justification and cannot be accepted today--is little more than a caricatured, textbook straw man.
He started with an unsupported assertion he said was "not in dispute," that "it is worth going to war to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons."
But there is a glaring, unsupported assertion. How do we know that "the next Adam Lanza" would for sure try to kill children with a knife, or a can of gasoline?
She makes one unsupported assertion after another and creates conversations that imply that she knew exactly what the women said to each other.
Secondly, Ryanair's complaint about abuse of dominant position' was dismissed because, in the court's opinion, the complaint was merely an unsupported assertion, and did not contain any explanation that would have allowed the Commission to determine whether the claims were in fact justified.
After a brief digression on the unfairness of editorial comments regarding "Hearts-and-Minds," as well as an aside during which he makes the unsupported assertion that "authoritarian rule is ...
Although photographs taken at an attorney's direction may embody the attorney's beliefs as to what is relevant to his or her case, we cannot accept National's unsupported assertion that the photographs reveal National's theory of the case.
The authors' unsupported assertion that open communication leads to buy-in, trust, commitment and alignment, which in turn "translates to bottom-line competitiveness," for another (naturally, as an organizational communicator, I, too, take this on faith).
To her credit, Tripp does not make the unsupported assertion that the informal economy, because it is a site of capital accumulation outside the state, is also a potential location of bourgeois class formation which will then demand accountability from the state, and ultimately challenge it.(3) As I will argue below, there is simply not enough evidence to show that this entrepreneurial class is cohesive and strong enough to make demands on the state as a collective actor, on the model of the British bourgeoisie demanding rights and representation from the aristocracy in the 18th century.