(2000) "The Skeptic and the Dogmatist
," Nous 34(4): 517-49.
While Batchelor focuses on replacing the historical teachings of the Buddha with his own secularized vision and Harris rails at the suffering inflicted upon humanity by religious dogmatists
, both tend to overlook the fact that Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Zedong caused more bloodshed, justified by their secular ideologies, than all the religious wars that preceded them throughout human history.
There is a connection and that fact cannot be argued, but one must ask oneself if HIV is always the only cause of AIDS, as the dogmatists
These players were instrumental in finding common ground with the Protestant Religious Right, which was then assimilated into what Clermont calls "a common religious discourse, political sympathy and sense of priorities." This analysis is largely ignored in other works and represents the first eye-opener for even those who think they are well attuned to the machinations of right-wing dogmatists
Whenever democracy has been given a relatively fair chance in Pakistan, the people of Pakistan have shunned these religious dogmatists
. But largely, we are afraid to condemn their pursuit of religious extremism for fear of being labelled 'anti-Islam', which factually is not the case.
Unfortunately, the dogmatists
forgot that just like you can't knock a nail in over the internet, neither can you deliver food or milk, as we all saw during the recent cold snap when milk was poured away and food became scarcer the farther people were from the supermarket.
Here, while speaking of his ideal "philosophers of the future," Nietzsche reflects on the fact that--whatever they may be--they will most assuredly not be dogmatists
: "Are these coming philosophers new friends of "truth"?
After explicating the new approach in the first half of the paper and arguing that it is explanatorily superior to standard accounts of epistemic contextualism, the paper points, in its second half, to some interesting new features of the emerging account, such as its compatibility with the intuitions of Moorean dogmatists
. Finally, the paper shows that the account defended is not subject to the most prominent and familiar philosophical objections to epistemic contextualism discussed in the recent literature.
The opponents of Intelligent Design Theory (ID) tend to dismiss its advocates as serpent-handling dogmatists
who make a sport of spitting on Galileo's grave, while some at the opposite end of the spectrum may portray anyone entertaining evolution in any context as the serpent in Eden.
Thus Pascal conceives the idea of a "letter to induce men to seek God," where men should look for God "among the philosophers, sceptics and dogmatists
, who will worry the man who seeks" (4/184).
.] transports readers into a world that is more coherent, more beautiful [...] or simply less miserable than the one they inhabit" (171), and ends his study saying "Les Miserables is one of the works that has been most influential in making so many men and women of all languages and cultures desire a more just, rational, and beautiful world than the one they live in" If dictatorships or religious dogmatists
still believe they must censure such works today, then the novel, he concludes, is not a dying genre.
I can hear the dulcet, reassuring tones of the liberal Protestant guru Paul Tillich: "Don't worry my fellow believers, my theory of mediation saves everything." I could feel the impatient universalism of the Catholic modernist George Tyrell: "Why can't those earthbound dogmatists
see that the whole point of it all is divine and spiritual?" Unfortunately for the plausibility of Webb's proposal, in these early years of the twenty-first century, we know that the followers of Tillich, Tyrell, and other theologians who invested in historical mediation have given us a liberal Christianity that currently plays a very important role in forming our atomistic universalists.