Meaning of DIALECTICS
Pronunciation:   `dIu'lektiks



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
[n] a rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces 

DIALECTICS is a 10 letter word that starts with D. 
 See Also:   principle, rationale  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Di`a*lec"tics\, n. [L. dialectica (sc. ars), Gr. ?
(sc. ?): cf. F. dialectique.]
That branch of logic which teaches the rules and modes of
reasoning; the application of logical principles to
discursive reasoning; the science or art of discriminating
truth from error; logical discussion.
Note: Dialectics was defined by Aristotle to be the method of
arguing with probability on any given problem, and of
defending a tenet without inconsistency. By Plato, it
was used in the following senses:
1. Discussion by dialogue as a method of scientific
investigation.
2. The method of investigating the truth by analysis.
3. The science of ideas or of the nature and laws of being 
higher metaphysics. By Kant, it was employed to signify
the logic of appearances or illusions, whether these arise
from accident or error, or from those necessary
limitations which, according to this philosopher,
originate in the constitution of the human intellect.


Thesaurus Terms 

 Related Terms:   algebra of classes, algebra of relations, Aristotelian logic, Boolean algebra, dialectic, doctrine of inference, doctrine of terms, epistemological logic, experimental logic, formal logic, logic, logics, logistic, material logic, mathematical logic, propositional calculus, psychological logic, psychologism, Ramistic logic, set theory 
 

