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  • n  a rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces
  • n  any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  • n  a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction

  • But when the Communists took over in Prague and began to lob dialectics onto the tennis courts, Drobny refused to play along.
  • And to the list of great philosophical dialecticsgoodevil, yinyangit added another: "That's cool" "That sucks.
  • Meantime, please lay off us with false thoughts of temerity, which do but shame our first steps toward dialectics and might daunt President Hutchins' earnest endeavor to make us .
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  • Vladimir Lenin in World Socialist Web Site
    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."
  • Bela Fleck in The Age
    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,...

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