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Perelman enlarged the Aristotelian theory of dialectical reasoning and its conception as a generalized rhetoric or general theory of argumentation.
Not only is dialectical reasoning completely absent from Fukuyama's book, but he himself provides us with some of the contradictions of democratic capitalism.
In the investigative reasoning process, dialectical reasoning comes closest to demonstration because it inclines to one side of an argument.
Judges may be required by a judicial rule to make inferential leaps or may, in instances where they are highly involved, utilize dialectical reasoning.
The first two chapters consider, respectively, the contemporary predicament and doing philosophy historically, with the latter justified in terms of a contrast between analytical versus dialectical reasoning.
The point here is that, at the level of dialectical reasoning and on the basis of evidence derived solely from nature, the mind is led to contradictory conclusions about the power of God.