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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Phl 318 - Great Philosophers
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An Examination of Dialectic Etymology Middle English dialetik from Anglo French dialetiqe from Latin dialectica from Greek dialektikE from Old French dialetique from feminine of dialektikos of conversation from dialektos The art or practice of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments 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 The contradiction between two conflicting forces viewed as the determining factor in their continuing interaction The method of refutation by examining logical consequences Contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction Exposing contradictions in logic Logical reasoning or debate Understanding general abstract ideas through investigation of particular cases or hypothesis a discussion and reasoning by dialogue as a method of intellectual investigation specifically the Socratic techniques of exposing false beliefs and eliciting truth b the Platonic investigation of the eternal ideas usually plural but singular or plural in construction a any systematic reasoning exposition or argument that juxtaposes opposed or contradictory ideas and usually seeks to resolve their conflict b an intellectual exchange of ideas The dialectical tension or opposition between two interacting forces or elements The logic of fallacy The general definition for dialectic is as follows a method of reasoning that compares and contrasts opposing points of view in order to find a new point of view that will incorporate whatever is true in the originals a 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 the investigation of this process b Hegel s critical method for the investigation of this process c the Hegelian process of change in which



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