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dog·mat·ic school

ancient Greek school or tradition in medicine whose members were the successors to or followers of Hippocrates; they based their conceptions of disease upon the humoral theory and their practice upon experience and sound reasoning, and were comparatively free from fads, speculative theories, and dogma, which the term dogmatic falsely implies.

dogmatic

(dog-mă′tĭk)
1. Pert. to dogma or doctrine, e.g., of a religion.
2. Pert. to the expression of opinions in an uncompromising, arrogant manner.
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Their obvious error reveals the underlying goal of much of the scientific community: to turn science into a dogmatic metaphysical system to replace traditional religion.
For example, in discussing the conventional Buddhist interpretation that a fetus is not a person he states in a footnote: "This basic dogmatic view is not challenged by academic writers on Buddhism and Abortion (such as Peter Harvey, Damien Keown and Robert Florida) because they see their task as descriptive rather than normative" (216).
It would be dogmatic to believe that axis II disorders cannot benefit from biologic modalities, just as it would be dogmatic to believe that schizophrenia should be treated with drugs only without psychosocial therapies.
Johnson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Canada, and the author of Suicide Prevention Program: A Group Facilitator's Manual, has taken on the task of understanding dogmatic beliefs and those who hold them.
Mr Browne told delegates: "We, as a party, ought not, should not and do not have any dogmatic objection to PFI because PFI has in many cases - I would argue the majority of cases - proved to be successful." He added: "There are huge variations in terms of the value for money provided, and they need to be much better audited on behalf of the taxpayer.
The Catholic author and his Orthodox subject share the perspective of monastic life so that B.'s exposition unselfconsciously transcends jurisdictional and dogmatic rifts by addressing deeper levels of common spiritual experience.
Society is in turmoil that can be termed a moral crisis the result of dogmatic materialistic worldviews.
Such views are disqualifying because they're dogmatic, irrational, and absurd.
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He added that "it will be important to begin with the Vatican II dogmatic constitution Dei verbum in which the Church expressed her conviction in regard to the bible" (Zenit, Oct.
According to experts, the reason the EPA has misrepresented dioxin's link to cancer lies in the agency's dogmatic and unscientific manner of reasoning.
'Cyber-imams' and violent films on the internet offer dogmatic truths to young Muslims, as if they were the only possible interpretation of Islam.