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Dialectic: Dialectics in philosophy is a method of reasoning that involves examining opposing ideas and how they interact with each other. It is based on the idea that things are constantly changing and developing, and that this change is driven by contradiction.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Richard Mervyn Hare on Dialectic - Dictionary of Arguments

II 151
Dialectic/Hare: dialectic is like dancing, a typical cooperative activity. It consists in testing the proposed representation of the use of a word by using the word as it is, and then sees what happens.
, >Words, >Use.
II 152
Most popular example (destructive): the definition of "correct" as "to tell the truth and return the lent": this was refuted by the example of the madman, to whom the weapons cannot be returned. (Reductio ad absurdum, Plato > State.) >Plato.
There is a narrow analogy of discovering with remembering something.
II 153
Hare: the philosopher does not create his own objects of investigation, nor does he/she receive them as mere empirical data. Nevertheless, the assertion that there are such operations as negation etc. is not more mysterious than the assertion that there is a certain dance.
But that is mysterious enough.
>Assertion, >Negation.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Hare I
Richard Mervyn Hare
The Language of Morals Oxford 1991

Hare II
Richard M. Hare
Philosophical discoveries", in: Mind, LXIX, 1960
Linguistik und Philosophie, G. Grewendorf/G. Meggle, Frankfurt/M. 1974/1995

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