Hegelian dialectic

Hegelian dialectic
an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which some assertible proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by an equally assertible and apparently contradictory proposition (antithesis), the mutual contradiction being reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis).

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  • Dialectic — • Greek dialektike (techne or methodos), the dialectic art or method, from dialegomai I converse, discuss, dispute; as noun also dialectics; as adjective, dialectical Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Dialectic     Dialectic …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Dialectic — The School of Athens, by Raphael. Dialectic (also dialectics and the dialectical method) is a method of argument for resolving disagreement that has been central to Indic and European philosophy since antiquity. The word dialectic originated in… …   Wikipedia

  • dialectic — dialectically, adv. /duy euh lek tik/, adj. Also, dialectical. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of logical argumentation. 2. dialectal. n. 3. the art or practice of logical discussion as employed in investigating the truth of a theory or… …   Universalium

  • dialectic — di•a•lec•tic [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tɪk[/t]] adj. Also, dialectical 1) pho pertaining to or of the nature of logical argumentation 2) ling. dialectal 3) pho the art or practice of debate or conversation by which the truth of a theory or opinion is… …   From formal English to slang

  • dialectic — /daɪəˈlɛktɪk / (say duyuh lektik) adjective 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of logical argumentation. 2. dialectal. 3. proceeding by or as if by debate between conflicting points of view. –noun 4. a process of change that results from an… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • DIALECTIC —    a form of reasoning originally used by PLATO in his early dialogues as conversation. In medieval THEOLOGY the dialectical method took the form of stating an opinion using an established authority, then a different opinion was given from… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • dialectic — noun Etymology: Middle English dialetik, from Anglo French dialetiqe, from Latin dialectica, from Greek dialektikē, from feminine of dialektikos of conversation, from dialektos Date: 14th century 1. logic 1a(1) 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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