Definition of Dialectics

1. Noun. A rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces.

Generic synonyms: Principle, Rationale



Definition of Dialectics

1. 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.

Definition of Dialectics

1. Noun. (plural of dialectic) ¹

2. Noun. A systematic method of argument that attempts to resolve the contradictions in opposing views or ideas. ¹

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Definition of Dialectics

1. dialectic [n] - See also: dialectic

Medical Definition of Dialectics

1. 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. Dialectics was defined by Aristotle to be the method of arguing with probability on any given problem, and of defending a tenet without inconsistency. By Plato, it was used in the following senses: 1. Discussion by dialogue as a method of scientific investigation. 2. The method of investigating the truth by analysis. 3. The science of ideas or of the nature and laws of being higher metaphysics. By Kant, it was employed to signify the logic of appearances or illusions, whether these arise from accident or error, or from those necessary limitations which, according to this philosopher, originate in the constitution of the human intellect. Origin: L. Dialectica (sc. Ars), Gr. (sc): cf. F. Dialectique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Dialectics

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1. The history of philosophy from Thales to Comte by George Henry Lewes (1880)
"THE ALEXANDRIAN dialectics. The nature of the Platonic dialectics we hope to have ... But although dialectics formed the basis of Alexandrian philosophy, ..."

2. Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern by Johann Lorenz Mosheim, James Murdock (1841)
"For whoever was well acquainted with dialectics, or what we call logic and metaphysics, was supposed to possess learning enough, and to lose nothing by ..."

3. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"But he also speculates on the method and meaning of truth, and outlines a theory of method, or dialectics, or logic, in which he discusses the art of ..."

4. An Epitome of the History of Philosophy: Being the Work Adopted by the by Caleb Sprague Henry (1869)
"Criticism of the Abuse of dialectics.--JOHN OF SALISBURY. John of Salisbury was born in England at the beginning of the twelfth century. ..."

5. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"By the controversies of the Monophysites with the theologians of the dominant church, the study of dialectics was greatly promoted in their theological ..."

6. An Introduction to Aristotle's Rhetoric: With Analysis, Notes and Appendices by Edward Meredith Cope (1867)
"26 that as the immediate connexion of rhetoric is with dialectics rather than with analytics (scientific demonstration) we need not be surprised that there ..."

7. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"After Abeo- lard's condemnation theological dialectics came more and more to be associated with the church ..."

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