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dog·ma·tist

(dog'mă-tist),
A follower of the dogmatic school.
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Worse, anyone not hewing exactly to the dogmatists' policy mix is immediately dismissed as a proponent of "austerity." For example, though it is difficult to fathom his logic, Robert Skidelsky has described the notion that governments might extend the maturity of their rising debts (to reduce long-term refinancing risks) as an argument for "austerity." A noted biographer of John Maynard Keynes, Skidelsky tends on occasion to neglect some of Keynes's most important writing on this topic, as Reinhart has previously noted.
Here is a question for historians, pan Arabists, ethno-sectarian dogmatists and die-hard nationalists: What if the infamous Sykes-Picot agreement to divide the historical-geographical Levant never happened in the wake of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the turn of the last century?
The usual organization of Sextus Empiricus' works divides them into three blocks: the first being composed of the Outlines of Pyrrhonism (PH), subdivided into three books; the second is composed of six works organized and named as Against the Professors (or Mathematicians), usually referred to as M I to M VI (Against the Grammarians; Against the Rhetoricians; Against the Geometers; Against the Arithmeticians; Against the Astrologers; Against the Musicians); and the third is called Against the Dogmatists, usually referred to as M VII to M XI, and composed by three works (Against the Logicians, in two books; Against the Physicists, in two books; and Against the Ethicists).
Though those in the middle are far greater in number than either extreme, their views have no chance of surfacing in an arena polarized by religiously infused dogmatists on one end and industry-fueled zealotry on the other.
While I have been working in this field I have come to realise that in many cases, clinicians are using poorly equipped tests because the numerous inspectors, governors, guideline enthusiasts and dogmatists compel them to do so.
Although the book is basically a celebration of this liberal tradition and its democratic faith, Kittelstrom may surprise at the end when she writes that the liberal insistence on building consensus tended, in the modern era, to congeal into a certain dogmatism: "and once liberals became dogmatists, they were no longer pluralists." Her point is that the liberals she studies in this book were not dogmatists, and that they, with their self-introspection and self-critique, had something that contemporary liberals often lack (of course, she isn't suggesting that conservatives are somehow less dogmatic than liberals--far from it).
Religious dogmatists, especially those that embrace violence, have their own agendas.
It's clear why fanatics or dogmatists would label their opponents with the f-word: rhetorical play scores political points.
In treating human labor as a commodity, free market dogmatists assume that its "optimum value" should be determined by impersonal market forces.
This recognition appears in Hatherley's frank admiration for the "superb mini-city" (221) of Leicester University, a near-elegiac description of Edinburgh, and a fulsome appreciation of post-blitz Coventry: "The real dogmatists are those who would dismiss the city simply because it (was) new." (125)
Is this not the same bunch of dogmatists who imposed on the West Midlands the ridiculous position of Police and Crime Commissioner?
There is just one added piece of information that the world should know: The activities of these bloody religious dogmatists are also being aided by an unholy alliance of Saudi Arabia and Israel.