Hegelian dialectic


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Hegelian dialectic

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(Philosophy) philosophy an interpretive method in which the contradiction between a proposition (thesis) and its antithesis is resolved at a higher level of truth (synthesis)

Hege′lian dialec′tic


n.
an interpretive method in which some assertible proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by an equally assertible and apparently contradictory proposition (antithesis), the contradiction being reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis).
[1855–60]

Hegelian dialectic

an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which an assertable proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by its apparent contradiction (antithesis), and both reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis). Also called Hegelian triad.
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Nineteenth-century German distinctions between Historie (events themselves), Geschichte (the significance of events), and Heilsgeschichte (the salvific importance of events), as well as a Hegelian dialectic, have proven helpful to many analysts.
A description of this mode in Hegel's writing would demand a book-length exposition, space Cole simply does not have, and so readers must accept Cole's conception of the Hegelian dialectic if they want to follow the rest of his argument.
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The Hegelian dialectic being employed: pitting people of differing religious convictions against each other for the destruction of monotheistic religion as a precursor to scientific utopianism seems to be working out almost inexorably.
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the simultaneous negation/incorporation of the Other, or antithesis, which serves as the motor of the Hegelian dialectic (109-10).
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The revelations of scientific and cerebral truths through a process of communal discourse is the soul of cultural progress and the Hegelian dialectic, but to Riddley Walker and The Monks of Leibowitz, realizing that to endure as a species, humility must triumph over pride, and diversions to this struggle can be found in the arts and humanitarian sciences.