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|Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira|
Unperceived Ideol. Transship. and Dial.
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C. Pugnacity in the Several Modalities of Argument
What is the nature of this note of pugnacity? It is intellectual when each party wields arguments with the intention of persuading the other to, according to the formula of Saint Remigius, "Burn what you adored and adore what you burned." It is volitive and emotional when the heat of colliding wills and the stridency of different ways of feeling are added to the clash of ideas.