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What is Hegelian dialectic of good and evil and how does it relate to binary opposition in structuralism?

There is no "synthesis" in Hegel, it is Fichte's term later adopted by Marx and Engels. Hegel specifically discards Fichte's thesis-antithesis-synthesis triad and replaces it with his own: ...
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How do logicians think about Hegel's logic

In a very compressed nutshell, modern logic is concerned with relations of implication, contradiction, independence and the like between propositions and predicates. In contrast Hegel's logic ...
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Questions concerning the Hegelian dialectic

The myth of thesis-antithesis-synthesis " Dialectic" does not for Hegel mean " thesis, antithesis, and synthesis." ... Hermann Glockner's reliable Hegel Lexikon (4 volumes, Stuttgart, 1935) ...
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Is Hegel's sublation a gateway to Deleuze's Difference and Repetition?

I'll consider that your question is two-fold, one relating to the relationship between Deleuze & Hegel, and secondly, the source of inspiration of Difference & Repetition. With regard to the ...
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What is the meaning of "dialectic"and "analytic" in Kant's First Critique?

The genesis of the terms "analytic" and "dialectic" in Kant's time is discussed in Tonelli's Der historische Ursprung der kantischen Termini „Analytik“ und „Dialektik“, who ...
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Is there an issue with the Socratic method arguing against points?

The Socratic method isn't meant to convince people of specific points, the way that modern (Aristotelian-based) logic is. The Socratic method is meant to bring people to understands internal ...
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What is the difference between dialectic and logic?

The link between the two is strong. The "dialectical method" (ἡ διαλεκτικὴ μέθοδος)was used by Plato in his dialogues as the central tool for philosophical inquiry; see Rep, 533c and see e.g. : ...
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What's this historiographic method of argumentation used by Foucault?

To explain Foucault's method of archaeology it might be best to work from an example. In the history of economic thought there are various systems of of ideas : mercantislism, physiocracy, 'classical' ...
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Enantiodromia--How Do Symbols Undergo an Inversion of Meaning?

In linguistics, a reclaimed or reappropriated word is a word previously used as a perjorative against some group X and now used as a signifier of in group status (amongst other things). If you are ...
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How to build up clear ideas

I don't think there's a technique you can apply or a practically useful set of rules. The best way to learn the clear, concise and accurate expression of ideas in philosophy is to read, and assimilate ...
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How do I differentiate between synchronic and dialectic approaches?

I think that it has more to do with Synchronic vs Diachronic structuralism. Synchronics look at an idea in a specific time interval while Diachronics look at the evolution of an idea. Atleast as Hegel'...
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is there an any practical application of dialectical materialism?

▻ AMBIGUITY OF 'PRACTICAL APPLICATION' There is no doubt that politicians, academics, activists and others have used the label, 'dialectical materialism', some in good faith and others not, to ...
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What does Kierkegaard think the self is?

It can be difficult and misleading to try to comprehend Kierkegaard line by line. Like Lao Tzu, he's a philosopher of paradox, and you gain an apprehension of the grand sweep of his ideas by ...
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Fredric Jameson's "Dialectical Sentences"

In regards to Jameson, the assertion that we could take individual sentences, lift them out of context and observe their "dialectical" style, is itself an inherently undialectical approach (...
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What topics of philosophy should I study to understand the dialectics of societies?

Two key starting points: Sociology was a branch of philosophy when Hegel revived the ancient Greek conception of dialectics. It is now a science. THAT societies operate under a principle of dialectics ...
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Sociological-philosophical theories of society’s tendencies to react against itself, inescapably biased in some way

It would be helpful if your question was more clear, but based on my understanding of it I think you'd want a thorough understanding of biology, evolutionary theory and it's implications on society, ...
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What's the difference between elenchus and dialectic?

Both technical terms are not synonyms. Quoting from Richard Robinson Plato’s earlier Dialectic: The outstanding method in Plato’s earlier dialogues is the Socratic elenchus. ‘Elenchus’ in the wider ...
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What is the role of subject and object in human history, according to Hegel?

The terms subject and object have a very complex history (the terms have opposite meanings in classical and modern philosophy). For the purposes of this question, I'm going to restrict myself to the ...
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What does Kierkegaard think the self is?

The last sentence gives a clue as to why "man is not yet a self." Since a synthesis is a relation between two (my emphasis) factors, and since "the self is a relation which relates itself to its own ...
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Could a Marxist claim that interpreting the world is all that a Marxist vanguard can do (but that the working class can still change it)?

The Marxist vanguard, by virtue of it being the vanguard, will be few in number; thus, even if they tried to change the world, it wouldn't amount to much; for the force they can apply, at least ...
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How do logicians think about Hegel's logic

Within the realm of propositional calculus, there was an attempt to formalize Hegel's way of thinking by a four-valued logic called "directional logic" by a Polish logician L. Rogowski. ...
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What philosophical approaches towards social philosophy and social relations do we know?

What philosophical approaches towards social relations do we know? This is a somewhat unclear question because it is too vague. Social Philosophy can just mean the social sciences in general, ethics, ...
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Relation of dialectics, as of Hegel and Marx, toward Enlightenment liberalism

In Platonism and Neoplatonism, dialectic assumes an ontological and metaphysical role in that it becomes the process whereby the intellect passes from sensibles to intelligibles, raising from idea to ...
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Isn't it rationality circular reasoning?

You are implying that a thing of a kind and another thing of a kind being involved in a logical argument makes it circular. This is not the case. Circular reasoning is when you start with the premise ...
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Isn't it rationality circular reasoning?

Rationality and rationalism are two different things. Rationality has many definitions depending on the domain (economic, psychology, etc) but let's settle on a bare-bones definition: the belief that ...
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According to Horkheimer and Adorno, how is the Enlightenment Dialectical?

I think saying the end of Enlightenment was totalitarianism is a bit too negative, thus I will offer a more positive reading. Wir hegen keinen Zweifel (…), dass die Freiheit in der Gesellschaft vom ...
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Model of an argument

Some thoughts. Contradictions are not the only bad consequence of an inference. Propositions that are implausible or weird are also bad. So if an argument can be shown to have an implausible ...
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