Monday, June 11, 2018

‘‘‘Dialectical’’’ -- E.D. Definition.

‘‘‘Dialectical’’’ -- E.D. Definition.

Dear Readers,

I want to share with you, in this blog-entry, the concise “Working Definition” of the term ‘‘‘Dialectical’’’ from our forthcoming Encyclopedia Dialectica [E.D.], volume 0, entitled Encyclopedic Dictionary for a Unified Theory of Universal Dialectics.

Dialectical  =  an adjective that we use, throughout the volumes of this Encyclopedia, for describing processes which involve internal opposition -- ‘self-opposition’, ‘self-antithesis’, ‘intra-duality’, ‘self-duality’, internal ‘‘‘contradiction’’’, or ‘‘‘self-contradiction’’’ -- within the meaning and/or within the physical processes encompassed by a given initial category, followed, incrementally, by externalization of that internal opposition, into an external opposition between two qualitatively distinct categories, typically as generated by an auto-«aufheben»’ operation, followed, incrementally, by a reconciliation of that externalized internal-/self-opposition with its source, in the form of the irruption of a third category, typically through a mutual allo-«aufheben»’ operation of the externally-opposing/qualitatively-distinct categories-pair.  Higher ‘self-iterations’ of this kind of process may ensue, with either the second or the third category of the initial ‘self-iteration’ taking on a ‘‘‘self-similar’’’ role to that of the given first category, but at a higher level/scale of operation/complexity/‘‘‘determinateness’’’.      

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Miguel Detonacciones,
Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison

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