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dialectic

[ dahy-uh-lek-tik ]SEE DEFINITION OF dialectic
  • adj.logical, rational
  • nounlogic, reasoning

Synonyms for dialectic

  • dialectical
  • analytic
  • argumentative
  • controversial
  • persuasive
  • polemical
  • rationalistic
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Antonyms for dialectic

  • illogical
  • irrational
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But after this he has no more to say; the answers which he makes are only elicited from him by the dialectic of Socrates.

What, then, is the nature of dialectic, and what are the paths which lead thither?'

Viewed subjectively, it is the process or science of dialectic.

The dialogues of Plato are themselves examples of the nature and method of dialectic.

I was too soon diverted from the abstractions of dialectic to geometry.

And so, Glaucon, I said, we have at last arrived at the hymn of dialectic.

Do you not remark, I said, how great is the evil which dialectic has introduced?

The Hegelian dialectic may be also described as a movement from the simple to the complex.

Many threads join together in one the love and dialectic of the Phaedrus.

The other criticism of Parmenides on Socrates attributes to him a want of practice in dialectic.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, earlier dialatik (late 14c.), from Old French dialectique (12c.), from Latin dialectica, from Greek dialektike (techne) "(art of) philosophical discussion or discourse," fem. of dialektikos "of conversation, discourse," from dialektos "discourse, conversation" (see dialect). Originally synonymous with logic; in modern philosophy refined by Kant, then by Hegel, who made it mean "process of resolving or merging contradictions in character." Related: Dialectics.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIALECTIC

debate

noundiscussion of issues; consideration
  • agitation
  • altercation
  • argument
  • argumentation
  • blah-blah
  • cogitation
  • contention
  • contest
  • controversy
  • controverting
  • deliberation
  • dialectic
  • disputation
  • dispute
  • forensic
  • hassle
  • match
  • meditation
  • mooting
  • polemic
  • rebutting
  • reflection
  • refuting
  • tiff
  • words
  • wrangle
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