And such criticism of literature recasts our interpretation of the social in a new key of affects in order to confute
any readings that impair the deep aesthetic conditions of affect underneath the social.
Tertullian opposes heretics with the authority of the sacred writings; with the philosophers he changes his fence and disputes philosophically; but so learnedly and accurately did he confute
them that he made bold to say: "Neither in science nor in schooling are we equals, as you imagine.
Later in book 15 Ficino writes: "To confute
the many fallacious arguments with which the Averroists obstinately strive to trap the Platonists, we must remember that it is not over and beyond nature for the human soul to be joined with the body; but that it is natural for this eternal soul to be joined to an eternal and heavenly body forever but only for a limited time to the temporal and earthly body" (15.
However, two main facts confute
the primacy-of-religion thesis in the case of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
However, the consensus of the discussions was to confute
any such sweeping proposition as the one posited by Rabelais's Friar John; non-use (or contrary use, or even abuse) generally does not, of itself, result in the loss of privilege.
Moreover, provocative asides and observations will be pondered by others, and may well stimulate valuable research to prove, modify or confute
Moreover, say these alarmists, historians don't bother to confute
the fictionists and most reviews let them get away with it.
Rhetorical power lies instead in the hands of those who deploy more comprehensive language resources, and who are thereby able to outflank and confute
their opponents" (73-74).
Until the late Middle Ages, Averroes was known simply as 'the commentator' by Christian scholastics, so great was his authority on Aristotle: in the mid-thirteenth century Thomas Aquinas sought to confute
him, but by using his rival's methods and arguments.
EPITAPH ON A CLERGYMAN Here lies, who need not here be nam'd, For Theologic Knowledge fam'd; Who all the Bible had by rote, With all the Comments Calvin wrote; Parsons and Jesuits could confute
, Talk Infidels and Quakers mute, To every Heretick a foe; Was he an honest man
So we confute
him by having a little fun at his expense.
They were intended to make sure that the pupil understood his own opinion, and (by necessary correlation) the opinion opposed to it, and could enforce the grounds of the one and confute
those of the other.