dialectics dialectics

Definition(s):

  • (n) a rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces

Usage(s):

  1. But when the Communists took over in Prague and began to lob dialectics onto the tennis courts, Drobny refused to play along.
  2. Barely suppressing his anger through Molotov's interminable dialectics, he finally, impatiently, called for an adjournment.
  3. To study dialectics is to learn the capability of linking two opposite ideologies into one.

Quotes

  1. Lenin wrote in 1914 that "The splitting of a single whole and the cognition of its contradictory parts . . . is the essence (one of the 'essentials,' one of the principal, if not the principal, characteristics or features) of dialectics."
    on Feb 26, 2006 By: Vladimir Lenin Source: World Socialist Web Site

  2. And Fleck's father provides the inspiration for Dan's classroom approach: he is an engineer with an interest in philosophy who, Fleck says, "became intrigued by, I don't know if I would say obsessed by, dialectics", and set up a website,...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Bela Fleck Source: The Age

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