Meaning of dialectic
Pronunciation: (dī"u-lek'tik), [key]
- the art or practice of logical discussion as employed in investigating the truth of a theory or opinion.
- logical argumentation.
- logic or any of its branches.
- any formal system of reasoning or thought.
- the arguments or bases of dialectical materialism, including the elevation of matter over mind and a constantly changing reality with a material basis.
- (in Kantian epistemology) a fallacious metaphysical system arising from the attribution of objective reality to the perceptions by the mind of external objects. Cf.
- the juxtaposition or interaction of conflicting ideas, forces, etc.
- dialectic (Thesaurus)