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Since its original development, the standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment program has also been adapted for use with additional clinical populations and disorders, with positive results.
Both "activate dialectical habits of mind in the critique of contemporary circumstances"--namely, the birth of theory.
Paul Dirac ushered in the revolutionary idea of the antiparticles in nature as a dialectical necessity.
The Meehl House currently offers the only transitional residential home specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy that is an "Amen Brain Healthy Treatment Program" for clients with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, depression and substance abuse.
Brian Russell Graham's new book, The Necessary Unity of Opposites: The Dialectical Thinking of Northrop Frye, contributes to this increase in interest and argues that Frye's thought is unified by a dialecticism heavily influenced by William Blake's Orc/Urizen cycle.
One potential lesson might be Mercier and Sperber's suggestion that broad dialectical exchange is an essential corrective to the issues raised by confirmation bias.
2) The approach taken here is avowedly Left Hegelian in that it characterizes dialectical thought in terms of its emphasis on negativity in social contradiction.
Given their mutual interest in the manifest structures of power between what might be broadly characterized as the "oppressed" and the "oppressive" in the social and cultural structures of Western culture, as well as the operations of what Jameson terms "the political unconscious," and perhaps moreover their ready employment of a form of post-Marxist, Hegelian dialectical thinking throughout their respective texts, it is surprising that the ideological connections and similarities between Frederic Jameson and Norman Mailer have not been given any measure of consideration by critics of either author.
In other words, dialectical bootstrapping enables different opinions to be created and combined in the same mind.
Strong evidence for the efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) has brought hope to clinicians and patients alike.
Kramer (1983) proposed three themes running through postformal thinking: (a) awareness of the relativistic nature of knowledge, (b) acceptance of contradiction, and (c) integration of contradiction into the dialectical whole.