Upon all these occasions the world seems to have embraced a maxim of our law, viz., cuicunque in arte sua perito credendum est: for it seems perhaps difficult to conceive that any one should have had enough of impudence to lay down dogmatical
rules in any art or science without the least foundation.
"One of these authors," says another writer, "(the fellow that was pilloried, I have forgotten his name), is indeed so grave, sententious, dogmatical
a rogue that there is no enduring him."*
"Rather," thought I to myself on hearing this, but I continued, in the dogmatical
tone I had adopted:--
Reed's; she mouthed her words in speaking; her voice was deep, its inflections very pompous, very dogmatical
,--very intolerable, in short.
The most essential service, I presume, that authors could render to society, would be to promote inquiry and discussion, instead of making those dogmatical
assertions which only appear calculated to gird the human mind round with imaginary circles, like the paper globe which represents the one he inhabits.
As an example, the New South Wales (NSW) Public Instruction Act of 1880 (NSW, 1912) appears to juxtapose sentiments toward normal citizenry formation within a secular education, including even forms of acceptable religious education, with an oppositional "dogmatical
or polemical theology" (p.
Alexis de Tocqueville argues that citizens of a democracy need dogmatism in religion even if the religion is not true: "I have laid it down in a preceding chapter that men cannot do without dogmatical
belief; and even that it is very much to be desired that such belief should exist amongst them.