Definition of Dialectic

1. Noun. Any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments.

Generic synonyms: Philosophy
Derivative terms: Dialectical, Dialectician



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or employing dialectic. "The dialectical method"
Exact synonyms: Dialectical

3. Noun. A contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction. "This situation created the inner dialectic of American history"
Generic synonyms: Contradiction
Derivative terms: Dialectical, Dialectician

Definition of Dialectic

1. n. Same as Dialectics.

2. a. Pertaining to dialectics; logical; argumental.

Definition of Dialectic

1. Noun. Any formal system of reasoning that arrives at a truth by the exchange of logical arguments. ¹

2. Noun. A contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dialectic

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Dialectic

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1. The Philosophical Review by Sage School of Philosophy, Cunningham, Gustavus Watts, 1881-, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Jacob Gould Schurman (1897)
"Moreover, the dialectic " must be looked on as a process, not of construction, ... The dialectic process is no mere analysis of the lower categories, ..."

2. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1876)
"THP: TWO KINDS OF dialectic. [We have received the following valuable ... I. THE PLATONIC dialectic. When we observe an acorn as it grows onward to an oak, ..."

3. The Ethno-geography of the Pomo and Neighboring Indians by Samuel Alfred Barrett (1908)
"The Tuolumne dialectic area is separated from that of the Mariposa dialect by a ... The western extremity of this inter-dialectic boundary could not be ..."

4. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"dialectic and Mysticism.—With tbe exception of the speculative Scotus Erigena, ... This was changed on the introduction of dialectic in the llth century. ..."

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