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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rationale for materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces.

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  • The word dialectics still retains this meaning in the theory of education.
  • All things develop through internal contradictions, aka dialectics
  • And yet, they are different (I guess this is what is called dialectics ...).
  • Nor has anyone elaborated the idea of dialectics into a methodological system in the way that Marx and Marxism did. for more
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