For you surely would not regard the skilled mathematician as a dialectician?
And do you also agree, I said, in describing the dialectician as one who attains a conception of the essence of each thing?
But when a man begins to get older, he will no longer be guilty of such insanity; he will imitate the dialectician who is seeking for truth, and not the eristic, who is contradicting for the sake of amusement; and the greater moderation of his character will increase instead of diminishing the honour of the pursuit.
But if we were friends, and were talking as you and I are now, I should reply in a milder strain and more in the dialectician
's vein; that is to say, I should not only speak the truth, but I should make use of premisses which the person interrogated would be willing to admit.
my friend, you are not only a herculean topographer, you are, still further, a dialectician
of the first water."
This fixed idea of the rhapsodist was delivered with animated enthusiasm, in a manner entirely declamatory, for he had plainly no skill as a dialectician
. Although Tess had not heard the beginning of the address, she learnt what the text had been from its constant iteration
It may be observed that these sophisms all occur in his cross-examination of Meletus, who is easily foiled and mastered in the hands of the great dialectician
. Perhaps he regarded these answers as good enough for his accuser, of whom he makes very light.
He was the first Muslim dialectician
to have broached the idea of Pan-Islamism in his magnum opus.
Along with that he was also a researcher of art, a writer, a poet, an essayist, an orator, a historian, a dialectician
, a thinker, a reformer-was also political-an educationist, and against many requirements and demands of the modern times was also a revolutionary...
"Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heaviest responsibility for me," James, the supreme Marxist dialectician
, once declared.
One might say that Hammick is an ironical dialectician
: He persuades incommensurate forms to relate but not integrate, as though magnetically attracted to each other but unable to reconcile.
We all like to be liked, but a good dialectician
gives higher priority to the task of refuting sophistry and exposing falsehood than to popularity or niceness, something guaranteed to hurt the feelings of those folk in the grips of such things.