Dialecticians

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1. WHAT IS A DIALECTICIAN?

A dialectician is someone who views the world in terms of complementary and/or contradictory opposites and the interactions thereof.

Historically, dialecticians and dialectical thought have been primarily associated with Marxism, as the philosophical grounding of Marxism is based on a materialist interpretation of Hegelian dialectic. However, individuals widely recognized as dialecticians exist outside of Marxism. Indeed, dialectic is at least as old as Plato, who argues that it is the process by which one ascends the divided line (cf. “Republic” book VI) to reach the “unhypothetical first principle of everything.” Plotinus, too, argued that dialectic was necessary in order to become Intellect, the second hypostasis, in the soul’s search for the One.

There have been many famous dialecticians such as Lao Tse, Zhuangzi, Heraclitus, Zeno, Parmenides, Philo, Socrates, Aristotle, Plotinus, Boethius, William of Ockham, Thomas Aquinas, Nagarjuna, Jayatirtha, Vyasatirtha, William Blake, Hegel, Fichte, Kierkegaard, Marx, Engels, Nietzsche, Lukacs, Sartre, and Slavoj Zizek, but Plato and Hegel are by far the most widely known for their dialectic method.

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2. WHAT IS THE ESSENTIAL DIALECTIC OF DIALECTICIANS?

The Essential Dialectic for Dialecticians is:

{Partisans-Dialecticians ⇆ Dialecticians-Partisans ⇵ Partisans-Partisans} ↻ Dialecticians-Dialecticians

The Essential Dialectic for Dialecticians is the Plato, Marx, Hegel and Zizek Dialectic because …

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Tier-One: One-Sided 

Level-One: One-Sided

Level-Two: Two-Sided

Tier-Two: Two-Sided

Level-One: One-Sided

Level-Two: Two-Sided

3. WHAT IS THE COMPLETE DIALECTIC OF DIALECTICIANS?

The Complete Dialectic of Dialecticians is:

{Dialecticians ⇆ Logicians ⇅ Rhetoricians} ↻ ????

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4. WHAT IS THE EQUIVALENCY DIALECTIC OF DIALECTICIANS?

The Equivalency Dialectic of Dialecticians is:

{Dialectics ⇆ Formulas ⇅ Dialecticians} ↻ Exemplars

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