Dogmatism By: Tristan Hurt
Dogmatism Defined • dog·ma·tism /‘dôgmə,tizəm/ • Noun: The tendency to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others • In other words: • Dogmatism states that someone thinks they are right with out valid evidence
In real life • Al Gore is a perfect example due to his strong belief in global warming, though he doesn’t have much evidence.
In the crucible • In the crucible the judges, Danforth in particular are perfect examples of dogmatism. • This is because he thinks that it is right and just top hang all of these people.
Quotes • "Near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature...and seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature" – Danforth • Danforth is proud of the people he has condemned to hang. Nobody can tell him otherwise because he is a dogmatic person
Quotes cont. • Judge Danforth: If you do not give me his name, I will have you arrested for contempt of court. • Giles Corey: This is a hearing. You cannot arrest me for contempt of a hearing. • Danforth opens the court after this so that he can prove his point…
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