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1. dialectic

noun. ['ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪk'] any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments.

Antonyms

  • pluralism

Etymology

  • διαλεκτική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Dialectic

  • apoplectic
  • eclectic
  • pectic
  • hectic

Example sentences of the word dialectic


1. Noun, singular or mass
Although few modern philosophers write in dialogue, the dialectic has influenced subsequent methods of philosophical explication.

2. Adjective
Socrates began talking about the idea that knowledge was best reached by the elenchus and dialectic.

Quotes containing the word dialectic


1. The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.
- Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery

2. Was not Hypatia the greatest philosopher of Alexandria, and a true martyr to the old values of learning? She was torn to pieces by a mob of incensed Christians not because she was a woman, but because her learning was so profound, her skills at dialectic so extensive that she reduced all who queried her to embarrassed silence. They could not argue with her, so they murdered her.
- Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

2. dialectic

noun. ['ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪk'] a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction.

Antonyms

  • imitation

Etymology

  • διαλεκτική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. dialectic

adjective. ['ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪk'] of or relating to or employing dialectic.

Antonyms

  • formalism

Etymology

  • διαλεκτική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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