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dogma

noun article of faith, axiom, belief, canon, conviction, credendum, credo, creed, declaration of faith, dictum, doctrinaire opinion, doctrine, dogma, doxy, maxim, orthodoxy, persuasion, placitum, precept, professed belief, rule, tenet
See also: article, belief, conviction, doctrine, idea, persuasion, precept, principle, rule, theory, thesis

DOGMA, civil law. This word is used in the first chapter, first section, of the second Novel, and signifies an ordinance of the senate. See also Dig. 27, 1, 6.

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Avoiding anything that might smack of dogmaticism or didacticism, Szymborska prefers to conclude her poems with an admission of ignorance or doubt: "I am," she says, "a question answering a question" (174).
The appeal to (inter-subjectively verifiable or falsifiable)(9) experience is intended to protect intellectual debate and policy formation from dogmaticism.
Finally there was the view of Erasmus, "the father of the Enlightenment,' who had advocated a rational religion which challenged both the authoritarianism of the old church and the dogmaticism of the new church.