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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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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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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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In what shape do opposites exist?

The opposite of A is necessarily not A, but not A is not necessarily the opposite of A. For example, both big and industrious are not small, but industrious is not the opposite of small. Opposites are ...
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How is Hegel's dialectic a logic?

The short answer is that reason, logic, and dialectic are conceptually overlapping. Reason is often taken to be the process a philosopher engages is and is a property of intelligence. Therefore one ...
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Model of an argument

Is this a good model of how rational argument works, or ought to work? Are there any elements of rational argument that cannot be fit into this structure? Yes, and what you have here, outside of the ...
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Sociological-philosophical theories of society’s tendencies to react against itself, inescapably biased in some way

You might like this answer about the history of dialectic argument, and the emergence of Historical Materialism: Relation of dialectics, as of Hegel and Marx, toward Enlightenment liberalism And, on ...
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Why does Karl Marx think a new social form will derive from the inherent paradoxes of capitalism?

The issue, as Marx sees it, is that laborers aren't technically part of the capitalist economy. They do not sell material goods that they themselves produce; they sell their time and effort at a flat ...
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