For you surely would not regard the skilled mathematician as a dialectician?
From any one of these sources the dialectician may borrow premisses for syllogizing.
The distinction between the mathematician and the dialectician is also noticeable.
A dialectician, who knows how to insult artistically, is respected.
To him who is not a dialectician life is but a sleepy dream; and many a man is in his grave before his is well waked up.
The dialectician must employ Syllogism; and we are first taught to distinguish the Syllogism that he employs from others.
So contemptible a dialectician could do little, it was presumed, to shake the faith of the Very Christian King.
Indeed the main characteristic of the dialectician is to be apt at universal premisses, and apt at special exceptions.
Even so skillful a dialectician as Douglas found this compact structure of history and argument a serious matter.
According to Aristotle himself, therefore, the dialectician is agonistic and eristic, just as much as the Sophist.