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But nevertheless, the dialectical method of Hegel helped him to overcome the impossible contradiction of the infinite and the finite faced by Spinoza, theology and all previous idealist philosophies.
19 Dialectical method is an instance of pure constructionism.
On dialectical methods in Islamic theology, see 189-198.
This article argues that this critical potential in the dialectical method can be reclaimed within approaches to world politics that attach importance to dialectical negativity but which do so in recognition of the mutuality between the poles of positivity/negativity rather than imputing their duality and separation.
But the dialectical method is not subservient to the structure of the problems at hand; rather, it exists firmly within the structure of such.
Only in their internal relations do these six moments constitute a workable and immensely valuable dialectical method.
Another example of how Jameson's dialectical method allows him to turn apparent dead ends into rich new directions of investigation lies in the inevitable acknowledgment that insisting that all utopias are historically situated leads to admitting that they are all constrained by that situation, and in that sense are always ideological.
According to the most persistent caricature, Hegel champions an abstract dialectical method that feigns to give a complete a priori "deduction" of reality by some mysterious application of a thesis-antithesis-synthesis form.
I reprint the paper here (albeit with some misgivings), partly because I believe the dialectical method to be wholly abominable when worked by concepts alone, and partly because the essay casts some positive light on the pluralist-empiricist point of view.
Examines the problem of realism, dialectical method, positivism, meaning, reason, ethics, and cognition.
Having outlined some concepts from the study of dialectics, we contrast their account with a more adequate history, given the explanatory goals which they have set for themselves, and demonstrate how the latter is rooted in the dialectical method of conceptualization.
Moreover, her intriguing dialectical method of relating theory to fiction should also interest critics and theorists of literature.