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Dialectic / Dialectical Materialism
(1,184 words)

Abstract: Dialectic originated in ancient philosophy as a mode of reasoning through argumentative contradiction to truthful conclusions. It developed as a practice of disputation in the European middl…

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Terrell Carver, “Dialectic / Dialectical Materialism”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000271>
First published online: 2016

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