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Here are some source for dialectical materialism:Originally posted by Tom
What is the original document in which this is all presented? I read the Natural Philosophy part of Anti-Duhring, but that is clearly not the primer I am looking for.
Nicely said. One thing I would add is that dialectics can be derived within paradox. In other words, infinite polarity can be derived within paradox as in yin and yang. Properly speaking, the Tai Chi should be seen in motion.Originally posted by heusdens
Dialectics is the method of reasoning which aims to understand things http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/hegel/help/hints.htm#abstract" which begins with a fixed definition of a thing according to its various attributes: ‘a fish is something with no legs which lives in the water’.
Darwin however, considered fish dialectically: some of the animals living in the water were not fish, and some of the fish had legs, but it was the http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/hegel/help/glossary.htm#genetic" of all the animals as part of a whole interconnected process which explained the nature of a fish: they came from something and are evolving into something else.
Dialectics is the law of contradiction within matter itself and thought, that is the cause for motion / change. There are some simularities indeed with Yin-Yang vision of opposities, but the point of view is fairly different I think.Originally posted by wuliheron
Nicely said. One thing I would add is that dialectics can be derived within paradox. In other words, infinite polarity can be derived within paradox as in yin and yang. Properly speaking, the Tai Chi should be seen in motion.