Meanwhile the exoteric dimension of their writings would leave undisturbed the dogmatical (that is, unquestioned) beliefs that the community needed.
In contrast, the esoteric philosophical tradition that Strauss discusses typically allots to its exoteric dimension the favorable presentation of the socially orthodox views (the dogmatical beliefs) while the esoteric dimension may present a quite different position.
Any idea of philosophy's being written in such a way in order not to disturb the dogmatical opinions of possible readers seems absent.
Amidst the uncertainty of guesses, if I am not peremptory and dogmatical
, you will with your wonted candour receive my reveries and conjecture, that Ignacio Loyola might have been pitched upon by the author, as a person worthy of distinguished notice from him.
With the exception of some jibes at the "insolently dogmatical
," "impertinent," and "cavilling" Scaliger (pp.
Their invincible ignorance, in this respect, far from discouraging them, irritates their curiosity; instead of putting them upon guard against their imagination, this ignorance renders them decisive, dogmatical
, imperious, and even exasperates them against all, who oppose doubts to the reveries, which their brains have begotten.
when he in reality became the defender of all those measures which he never planned, and rendered the humbleness of his station more conspicuous, by the lofty, the dogmatical
, and the intolerant language, with which it was attempted to be concealed?" (196).