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Word: dialectical

Definition: relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments


Sentences Containing 'dialectical'

Bataille here was sharp-witted but combined half-truths without his customary dialectical finesse.
Each major city and prefecture has a particular dialect, and residents take some pride in their particular dialectical variations.
Following this, he advocates the expansion of the dialectical eco-socialist potential of groups through sustaining the confrontation and internal cohesion of human ecosystems, leading to an "activation" of potentials in others that will "spread across the whole social field" as "a new set of orienting principles" that define an ideology or "'party-life' formation".
He says that it cannot be known by intellectual means, such as dialectical division or definition, because the terms used in these processes to define a thing constitute its substance.
In 1924 the sophisticated 'Society of Militant Materialists' (renamed in 1928 'Militant Dialectical Materialists') was founded, and it consisted predominately (exclusively after 1928) of marxist philosophers grouped around "Under the Banner of Marxism", which aimed at combatting religious and 'idealistic' views among scientists, scholars and intellectuals in general. Debate on Methodology.
In removing myself from some previously practised lengthy dialectical formalism, I am going to try to engage with synthesis and compression in order to increase the sensual impact of the music."
Marx's theory of history is considered a variant of historical determinism linked to his reliance on dialectical materialism as an endogenous mechanism for social change."At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production or - this merely expresses the same thing in legal terms - with the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto.
Plato often contrasted this type of argument with the dialectical method and other more reasonable and logical methods (e.g., at "Republic" 454a).
Some linguists believe that the dialect spoken by the North Azovian Urums differs from the common Crimean Tatar language on a more than just dialectical level and therefore constitutes a separate language unit within the Kypchak language sub-group (see Urum language).
Some of the drama of the Middle Ages was of the closet-drama type, such as the drama of Hroswitha of Gandersheim, or dialectical works such as "The Debate of Body and Soul" or the "Interludium de Clerico et Puella".
The "axiom of choice" in mathematical set theory is used to show that even the great deserts of Asia can be included in the "set" Indian Ocean through the logic of dialectical opposition.
The victim desires autonomy and a freedom of choice and a freedom from continued forced contact. "This dialectical tension is endemic to the formation and ongoing construction of all interpersonal relationships".
With this object he wrote his "Shulḥan 'Aruk," in which he essayed to prove that the Talmud as a whole was untenable, but that a compromise with modern ideas could be effected in the same dialectical way in which the Rabbis had harmonized the Law with the exigencies of their time.

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