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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

The process of assessing the truth of a theory by logical reasoning and argument.

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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88 words

Method of argument through conversation and dialogue; based on the philosophy of Socrates, in particular the Dialogues. Hegel

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David N. Sedley

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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525 words
διαλεκτική (sc. ἐπιστήμη or τέχνη): the science of conducting a philosophical dialogue (διαλέγεσθαι, ‘to converse’) by exploring the consequences of premises asserted or conceded by an ... More
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Peter Singer

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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102 words
In ancient Greece, dialectic was a form of reasoning that proceeded by question and answer, used by Plato. In later antiquity and the Middle Ages, the term was often used to mean simply ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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538 words

In its usual medieval sense, ‘dialectic’ simply means *logic. Logic was studied throughout the MA in the

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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645 words

Taken in its earliest meaning, which remained the most common in the Middle Ages, the word “dialectic” designates one

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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490 words

Has roots in pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, where it designated a mode of reasoning and argument. It received its strongest Classical-era

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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2006
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Language reference, Linguistics
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3,138 words

In Gorgias (471e–472d), Plato (c.428–c.347 bce) has an exasperated Socrates attempt to explain to a particularly obtuse Polus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
enquiry into metaphysical contradictions and their solutions. The ancient Greeks used the term to refer to various methods of reasoning and discussion in order to discover the truth. More ... More

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