Dogmatic level refers to a facet of categorism that has been systematized in such a way that it has been built into a cateity or great narrative. Which may be conceptualized as a political ideology, a theological position, a scientific paradigm, or simply “the common sense”. Narrativization can turn into narrativism, and thus narratives can turn into destructive dogmatism that fuels categorism.
This is one of the eight levels of categorism.
As one of the eight levels of categorism, the dogmatic level can intersect with the other levels in ways such as the following:
- Dogmatic Level and Individual Level: A person believes in a categorist doctrine.
- Dogmatic Level and Group Level: A group accepts, or even actively promotes, a categorist doctrine. Believing in the doctrine is accepted, expected, socially desirable, or even mandatory for individuals in the group.
- Dogmatic Level and Systemic Level: A certain categorist doctrine is common enough for people to be constantly faced with it.
- Dogmatic Level and Structural Level: A certain categorist doctrine is integrated in the social structure of society.
- Dogmatic Level and Discursive Level: A certain categorist doctrine is integrated in how people tend to talk and think about things.
- Dogmatic Level and Law Level: Laws and (political or religious) dogma are used to validate each other.
- Dogmatic Level and International Treaties Level: Treaties and (political or religious) dogma are used to validate each other.