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- n. Plural form of dialectic.
- n. A systematic method of argument that attempts to resolve the contradictions in opposing views or ideas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That branch of logic which teaches the rules and modes of reasoning; the application of logical principles to discursive reasoning; the science or art of discriminating truth from error; logical discussion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as dialectic, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces
But the Stoics also have devoted some pains to the latter, for they have diligently considered the methods of carrying on a discussion by that science which they call dialectics; but the art of discovering arguments, which is called topics, and which was more serviceable for practical use, and certainly prior in the order of nature, they have wholly disregarded.
Are people, today, even aware of what dialectics is and how, like with Health insurance folks, its duplicitous underpinnings operate and get people, like Rush fans, to vote against their avowed interests?
Notwithstanding their profound and well-known differences, Hegel and Marx both find in dialectics a logical framework that allows them to articulate the rationality of a supra-historical process — the plot of freedom — that can be advanced only by individual agents and only at the price of remaining essentially opaque to them.
The word dialectics still retains this meaning in the theory of education.
One example is the idea of dialectics that Bilfinger found in the Chinese classics, and which Kant encountered in the proceedings of the Russian academy.
All things develop through internal contradictions, aka dialectics
Reply Obj. 3: Even in speculative matters the rational science of dialectics, which is directed to research and discovery, is distinct from demonstrative science, which decides the truth.
There is a further consideration, namely a dialectics of political exclusion that is in some ways the very opposite of what is usually believed.
Nor has anyone elaborated the idea of dialectics into a methodological system in the way that Marx and Marxism did.
And yet, they are different (I guess this is what is called dialectics ...).