Again, when Socrates argues that he must believe in the gods because he believes in the sons of gods, we must remember that this is a refutation not of the original indictment, which is consistent enough--'Socrates does not receive the gods whom the city receives, and has other new divinities' --but of the interpretation put upon the words by Meletus, who has affirmed that he is a downright atheist.
Nor are the reasonings of Schleiermacher, who argues that the Platonic defence is an exact or nearly exact reproduction of the words of Socrates, partly because Plato would not have been guilty of the impiety of altering them, and also because many points of the defence might have been improved and strengthened, at all more conclusive.
Those who argue that matter is the reality and mind a mere property of protoplasm are called "materialists.
They argue that, if we cannot know the physical world directly, we cannot really know any thing outside our own minds: the rest of the world may be merely our dream.
I would not argue with any man less than six inches high
Yet, if they did it wrong," I said, "you couldn't argue the question.
Then we would speak of this publisher and of that, comparing the generosity of one with the meanness of another; we would argue
whether it was better to go to one who gave handsome royalties or to another who "pushed" a book for all it was worth.
We may trace them in language, in philosophy, in mythology, in poetry, but we cannot argue
a priori about them.
It's THERE, and all the infidels and heretics in the world can't argue
it away, any more'n they can argue
He is ironical, provoking, questioning, the old enemy of the Sophists, ready to put on the mask of Silenus as well as to argue
Pinocchio was not given time to argue
any longer, for he thought he heard a slight rustle among the leaves behind him.
And the professor had promptly appeared to argue
the matter out.
But I will represent to you at once, that to argue against it with me is useless.
I offer no objection, sir,' said he, 'I argue no point with you.
They can put those events together in their minds, and argue
from them that something will come to pass.