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Offline s2srea

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Dominican saying on engaging in debates?
« on: December 05, 2013, 12:47:23 PM »
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  • I remember reading that there is a dominican saying on how to engage in debate, but forgot the words! Anyone know?

    I think it started with (something like): admit your commonalities, be firm in your disagreements, and then something else.

    Dont' know if this makes sense- Help!

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    Dominican saying on engaging in debates?
    « Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 11:12:19 PM »
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  • Asked a friend, he said it's an axiom of St. Thomas Aquinas'

    "Admit your commonalities, be firm in your disagreements; Seldom affirm, never deny, always distinguish."

    Though I think it requires some further explanation as to what is truly meant by the above. :)
    Sincerely,

    Shin

    'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus.' (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)'-


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    Dominican saying on engaging in debates?
    « Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 11:32:40 AM »
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    Dominican saying on engaging in debates?
    « Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 01:28:09 AM »
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  • This topic brought to mind the fact that the Dominicans lost the debate with Franciscan Duns Scotus over the Immaculate Conception.


     

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