[ US /ˌdaɪəˈɫɛktɪk/ ]
[ UK /da‍ɪ‍əlˈɛktɪk/ ]
  1. any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  2. a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
    this situation created the inner dialectic of American history
  1. of or relating to or employing dialectic
    the dialectical method
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How To Use dialectic In A Sentence

  • Baffler editors have called commodification of dissent stretches back to Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment and is alive and well in what he calls the "alienation market" in which films like Fahrenheit 9 / 11 either already have or are destined to make bundles (relatively speaking, of course). GreenCine Daily
  • Some of these commentators build up dialectics into an alternative to all previous forms of logic, something that supersedes such ordinary reasoning as the simple syllogistic form of argument set out on the first page of this chapter.
  • The outside world gets into our heads, there is a constant dialectic, it is ineradicable. The Saturday interview: Stuart Hall
  • The clinician must be well-attuned to the patient when the patient may be in the process of reconstructing schemas, thinking dialectically, recognizing paradox and generating a revised life narrative.
  • Whereas Hegel uses the dialectic to trace the development of the Geist, Marx would apply it to the development of Capital.
  • Nor does he discuss another dialectic, between the Scherzo's anapestic and amphibrach crotchet groups, sublated after the Trio in that startling alla breve succession of equal minims; nor the hunting topos of the Trio.
  • By fknvty, December 23, 2009 @ 5: 01 pm peeping principals more like it. fk the anthropology, i spent the best part of 2 years at uni committing m. meade to heart only to discover some years later she was a complete and proven dialectic nutjob. fkn yanks yet again.pz. v. Cheeseburger Gothic » Yes I get ffkn grmpy whn I’m on fkn deadline.
  • Here is a rough chronological list of the members of the Dialectical school.
  • This was the syndrome throughout the Holy City, where the dialectic between science and belief, truth and faith, went blooey. The Lampshade
  • The essence of dialectical thought is division.
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