Noun(1) any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments(2) a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
Adjective(1) of or relating to or employing dialectic
(1) To carry on that wise injunction, we have to engage in a process of self-reflection that unavoidably opens up to scrutiny the dialectic processes between self and context and contexts of contexts.(2) As a result of this dialectic , social policy must become more visibly coercive in providing new forms of control over the working class, in the context of a growing chasm between the reserve army and surplus population.(3) The first of these preliminary considerations is related to some discussions within the art of dialectic whereas the second is theological in nature.(4) With the second and third steps, one can see a similarity to Plato's idea of dialectic understood as collection and division.(5) The second is that human beings have existed in a historical dialectic with the natural world for thousands of years.(6) This is the spurious, evolving dialectic of electoral democracy.(7) Hare, in fact, constantly creates a form of internal dialectic .(8) The dialectic narrative took the form of a collage, crafted with an uncommon conceptual and cinematographic rigour.(9) Marx took the Hegelian dialectic and placed it on a materialist base.(10) But in Berio it is an element that generally functions within a complex dialectic .(11) But the dialectic method of argument is undoubtedly a good one if used properly, as it is dynamic, progressive and evolutionary (as opposed to being static, reactionary and revolutionary).(12) Because of these problems, there is a danger that the dialectic approach will seem unscientific and its strengths will be overlooked.(13) For Brother Jack, individuals (even entire communities) are expendable, if the historical dialectic so dictates.(14) The classical methodology of rational dialectic is our only road to truth!(15) The motivation for this negative dialectic is not simply conceptual, however, nor are its intellectual resources.(16) The master-slave dialectic in which French existence has been caught was briefly ruptured only when the first postwar generation reached the age of majority in May 1968.
1. discussion ::
2. debate ::
3. dialogue ::
4. logical argument ::
5. reasoning ::
6. argumentation ::
8. ratiocination ::
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Different Formsdialectic, dialectical, dialectics
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