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This is not quite identical with the text of Aristotle: the numerous occasions on which Thomas criticizes the arguments of Aristotle, the large sections which he considers to be disputative and not strictly scientific, do not belong to this basic and underlying philosophy.
spends little time examining the traditional attributes and, as with efficient causality, he is more dismissive than disputative.
Consequently, both plaintiff and defendant can offer evidence, none of which is disputative, and about which reasonable people might disagree.
Eddy's basic institutions and organizational strategies were repeated and expanded by the diffuse, disputative, philosophically eclectic, unconventional set of individuals who would collectively lead the New Thought movement - Emma Curtis Hopkins and Ursula Gestefeld in Chicago and New York, Helen Wilmans in Florida, Annie Rix Militz in California, Helen Van-Anderson in Chicago and Boston, Myrtle and Charles Fillmore in Kansas City.
1] By extension, it also came to mean disputative, argumentative, rhetorical, belonging to debate or discussion.
41) In this ethos, a more sophisticated rationale might be admitted for the conspirators' interest in Shakespeare's play, especially its disputative stance toward treason as a category relative to authority.