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- n. A person with an excessive interest in his own opinions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Properly, loving fame or glory; in the extract, loving one's own opinions; dogmatic.
The artist of reason, or philodox, as Socrates calls him, strives only for speculative knowledge, without looking to see how much the knowledge contributes to the final end of human reason; he gives rules for the use of reason for any sort of end one wishes.