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dialectic

of logical argumentation
Not to be confused with:
dialectal – of a dialect
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di·a·lec·tic

 (dī′ə-lĕk′tĭk)
n.
1. The art or practice of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments.
2. The process especially associated with Hegel of arriving at the truth by stating a thesis, developing a contradictory antithesis, and combining and resolving them into a coherent synthesis.
3. often dialectics(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The Marxian process of change through the conflict of opposing forces, whereby a given contradiction is characterized by a primary and a secondary aspect, the secondary succumbing to the primary, which is then transformed into an aspect of a new contradiction.
4. dialectics(used with a sing. verb) A method of argument or exposition that systematically weighs contradictory facts or ideas with a view to the resolution of their real or apparent contradictions.
5. The contradiction between two conflicting forces viewed as the determining factor in their continuing interaction.

[Middle English dialetik, from Old French dialetique, from Latin dialectica, logic, from Greek dialektikē (tekhnē), (art) of debate, feminine of dialektikos, from dialektos, speech, conversation; see dialect.]

di′a·lec′ti·cal, di′a·lec′tic adj.
di′a·lec′ti·cal·ly adv.
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dialectic

(ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪk)
n
1. (Philosophy) disputation or debate, esp intended to resolve differences between two views rather than to establish one of them as true
2. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. the conversational Socratic method of argument
b. (in Plato) the highest study, that of the Forms
3. (Philosophy) (in the writings of Kant) the exposure of the contradictions implicit in applying empirical concepts beyond the limits of experience
4. (Philosophy) philosophy the process of reconciliation of contradiction either of beliefs or in historical processes. See also Hegelian dialectic, dialectical materialism
adj
(Logic) of or relating to logical disputation
[C17: from Latin dialectica, from Greek dialektikē (tekhnē) (the art) of argument; see dialect]
ˌdialecˈtician n
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di•a•lec•tic

(ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tɪk)

adj. Also, dialectical.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of logical argumentation.
n.
3. the art or practice of debate or conversation by which the truth of a theory or opinion is arrived at logically.
4. logical argumentation.
6. dialectics, (often used with a sing. v.) the arguments or bases of dialectical materialism, including the elevation of matter over mind and a constantly changing reality with a material basis.
7. the juxtaposition or interaction of conflicting ideas, forces, etc.
[1350–1400; (< Anglo-French) < Latin dialectica < Greek dialektikḗ (téchnē) argumentative (art), feminine of dialektikós. See dialect, -ic]
di`a•lec′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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dialectic

In Greek philosophy, the art of testing whether assertions hold true. In Hegel, a system of logic proceeding from thesis to antithesis to synthesis.
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Noun1.dialectic - any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
2.dialectic - a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction; "this situation created the inner dialectic of American history"
contradiction - opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
Adj.1.dialectic - of or relating to or employing dialectic; "the dialectical method"
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dialectic

noun debate, reasoning, discussion, logic, contention, polemics, disputation, argumentation, ratiocination He spent much time learning rhetoric and dialectic.
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Translations

dialectic

[ˌdaɪəˈlektɪk]
A. Ndialéctica f
B. ADJdialéctico
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dialectic(s)

n with sing vbDialektik f
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dialectic

[ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪk] n (Philosophy) → dialettica
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References in periodicals archive ?
(1.) Although that is the more popular phrase, Marx's own formulation was that he found Hegel's dialectic "standing on its head" and that Marx turned it "right side up again" by replacing Hegel's conflict of ideas with what Marx viewed as the real conflict of material economic forces.
Whilst he accepts Hegel's dialectic cycle of THESIS - ANTITHESIS - SYNTHESIS - THESIS, he rejects the Hegelian proposition that the events of Nature and of history, and the ideals of freedom, justice, religion, etc., which man cherishes, are the progressive objectification of the idea.
This was because he applied Hegel's dialectic to materialism, even though Hegel had been an idealist.
According to Koyre, Wahl's reading of "Hegel's dialectic is an ultimately vain attempt to apprehend the concrete in thought." Wahl responds that Hegel and Kierkegaard share the effort to grasp the concept in the phenomenon.
the slave in Hegel's dialectic, as it is only by passing through
Cole argues that Hegel's dialectic "emerged from the philosophical practices of medieval thinkers" and that his innovations "ultimately lead to what in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is called 'theory'"(x; xi).
More work needs to be done in explaining what a 'full communist society' would mean in an explicitly Hegelian context, not to mention how the development of such a society would fit into Hegel's dialectic framework.
Marxist and critical geographers more broadly have drawn Hegel into geographical debates through varied readings of Hegel's dialectic. Harvey's (1996; 1999) and Edward Soja's (1989; 1996) readings of the work of Henri Lefebvre in particular have figured centrally in geographers' uptake of Hegel's and Marx's dialectical thinking (see Castree, 1996; Collinge, 2008; Roberts, 2001).
Limnatis (ed.), The Dimensions of Hegel's Dialectic. London-New York: Continuum, 12-30.
All of Hegel's dialectic is therefore based on the revelation (...) Dialectic presents a position, then the "negation" of that position, and finally a "negation of the negation".
And I liked the deliberate 'immobilization' of dialectical process that Jameson undertakes; a denial (in part) that dialectical motion is in any sense 'a progress' or a passage from a to b to c--his way of freeing Hegel's dialectic from vulgarisation as a particular sort of linear narrative.