Dialectic Essays

  • Dialectic Of Sightseeing

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    Grand Canyon and has already a lot of preconceived expectations to that place. But when he reaches there he feels let down because all he assumed was wrong and just a fantasy. (298) Percy writes, “This dialectic of sightseeing cannot be taken into account by planners, for the object of the dialectic is nothing other than the subversion of the effort of the planners.” (Percy 300) the sightseer can only recover from all this by leaving the beaten track. (299) Similar to Percy examples, I have a story

  • Dialectics of Internal and External

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    Dialectics of Internal and External ABSTRACT: The central topic of this paper is the analysis of the dialectical interdependency of internal and external in the theory of language as a symbolic system. Referring to and analyzing the philosophic legacy of W. von Humboldt, B. Russell, L. Wittgenstein, F. de Saussure and G. Spet, the author concludes that the dialectics of internal and external is not an accidental and episodic phenomenon of language. It rather is an intrinsic, ontological trait

  • Philosophy and the Dialectic of Modernity

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    Philosophy and the Dialectic of Modernity ABSTRACT: Habermas' social philosophy can now be perceived in its oppositional structures and their symbolic meaning. His repetition of structural opposition finds its expression in the symbolism which pervades The Philosophic Discourse of Modernity in the opposition between the dreaded myth of the Dialectic of Enlightenment and the redemptive fantasy of the path yet to be taken. More significant for the intellectual culture of modernity is the neglect

  • Poetry, History, and Dialectic

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    Poetry, History, and Dialectic Twice in the Poetics, Aristotle contrasts poetry with history. Whatever its didactic value, the contrast has not seemed to readers of special philosophical interest. The aim of this paper is to show that this contrast is philosophically significant not just for our understanding of tragedy but also for the light it sheds on Aristotle’s overall methodology. I shall show how he uses the method sketched in the Topics to define tragedy and explain why the same method

  • Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment

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    Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment 'Myth is already enlightenment; and enlightenment reverts to mythology' (Dialectic of Enlightenment XVI) Adorno and Horkheimer's obscure and nihilistic text Dialectic of Enlightenment (DoE) is an attempt to answer the question 'why mankind, instead of entering a truly human condition, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism' (DoE, p.xi). The result is a totalising critique of modernity; a diagnosis of why the Enlightenment project failed

  • Hegel's Master-Slave Dialectic

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    self-consciousness, but he characterizes self-consciousness itself as a form of Life and points to the advancement of self-consciousness in the Master/Slave dialectic as the development of Life becoming "for-itself." This paper seeks to delineate this often overlooked thread of dialectical insight as it unfolds in the Master/Slave dialectic. Hegel articulates a vision of the place of human self-consciousness in the process of Life as a whole and throws light on the role of death as an essential ingredient

  • Master Slave Dialectics Summary

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    In Hegel’s Master-Slave Dialectics it talks about two figures the master and the slave. This idea of the master and the slave is an abstract idea of two types of self-consciousness the "master self-consciousness" and the "slave self-consciousness". In every society there has always been powerless and powerful people, dominant and submissive. Hegel suggests that these classifications were not created ahead of time but were the qualities we recognized in others. Some social groups in society like

  • Critique on Relational Dialectics

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    Critique on Relational Dialectics A Theory by Baxter and Montgomery Relational Dialectics concerns itself with trying to explain the intricacies of close interpersonal relationships such as those with a lover, close friend, or family. Written by two women, Leslie Baxter and Barbara Montgomery, it comes across a little more "touchy-feely" than other theories. This Humanist quality in the way it iw presented allows myself to critique Relational Dialectics in the following fashion. According

  • Relational Dialectics

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    I will be discussing Relational Dialectics Theory because In each private relationship, there will undoubtedly be somewhere in the range of pressures couples should overcome with a specific end goal to do effective organizations and associations. Specialists and scholars examine the strains between couples keeping in mind the end goal to distinguish correspondence methodologies that can be utilized to oversee or decrease these argumentative pressures. By investigating an anecdotal portrayal of a

  • The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees.

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    The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees. "I agree to my books being read as existential or as structural works, as Marxist or neo-Kantian, Freudianly or Jungianly: but above all I am glad to see that no one key will open the lock". The above quotation perhaps shows more than anything else the ambiguity of Calvino's works. The obsession to label all narratives arises from our compulsion to make sense of this world, as literary generic categories form part

  • The Dialectic of Desire in the Films of Nicholas Ray

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    The Dialectic of Desire in the Films of Nicholas Ray Nicholas Ray's films frequently address a competition between a 'father' and 'son' (whether literal or figurative filial relationship). More importantly, Ray has an ideological approach to these struggles. In his films, homosocial struggles are always supplanted by Ray's desired outcome of an idealized heterosexual coupling. That is, the threat of prolonged homosocial desire between his characters is usually eradicated by the death of one

  • Relational Dialectic Theory Summary

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    of Two Voices: Relational Dialectics Theory. Journal Of Family Communication, 4(3/4), 181-192. Retrieved from EBSCOHost In this particular article, Baxter explains to readers their understanding of the Relational Dialectics Theory. The authors inform us on how this theory affects everyone’s relationships and their everyday lives. This article is very unique in the sense that it gives us the personal perspective of the author on the theory itself. The Relational Dialectics Theory can at times be understood

  • Case Study: Relational Dialectics Theory

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    nature and have opposing desires to that of our partner. The constant contradiction that occurs in our closest relationships can be explained through the Relational Dialectics Theory. When reviewing the different theories and case studies, Case Study 6 was the obvious choice to use in my paper to exemplify issues that Relational Dialectics Theory addresses. In Case Study 6 – I Need Some Space: Friends Through Good Time and Bad, we see two friends, Ashley and Jacinta, continuously experiencing different

  • Face Negotiation Theory, Relational Dialectics, Conflict Management Styles

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    collaborating or compromising. It is important for mediators to be aware of all these different concepts and theories that can affect mediation. Through a thorough examination of conflict management styles, Face Negotiation Theory, and Relational Dialectics Theory it will be shown how important these theories and concepts are to effective mediation. Conflict Management Styles Thomas, K.W. and R.H. Kilmann have identified five conflict management styles: avoiding, accommodating, collaborating, competing

  • Culture in Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s Book Dialectic of Enlightenment

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    “Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception” is a chapter in Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s book “Dialectic of Enlightenment” it goes onto discus the conflicts presented by the “culture industry.” Adorno states that the culture industry is a main phenomenon of late capitalism, encompassing all products from Hollywood films, to advertisements, and even extending to musical compositions. Adorno is very deliberate in noting the term “culture industry” over “mass culture” this was done

  • Marriage in Pride and Prejudice and in Jane Eyre

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    Most of the novels we read involve marriages .Discuss the dialectics involved in the marriage of Pride and Prejudice and another novel of your choice. Marriage in the 19th century has always been an important issue and thus, it is manifested in most of the novels of the 19th century. Pride and Prejudice as well as Jane Eyre are two novels in which the dialectics of marriage are strongly present. In the opening of Pride and Prejudice, the narrator claims that “It is a truth universally acknowledged

  • Of Neocultural Deconstruction, Marxism And Sartre's Absurdity

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    Neocultural deconstruction, Marxism and Sartre’s absurdity T. J. Czeizinger, Jr., M.A. 1. Pynchon and capitalist constructivism “Society is used in the service of hierarchy,” says Derrida; however, according to von Ludwig[1] , it is not so much society that is used in the service of hierarchy, but rather the futility, and thus the meaninglessness, of society. Therefore, if Sartreist absurdity holds, the works of Pynchon are empowering. In the works of Pynchon, a predominant concept is the distinction

  • Augustine Philosophy Of Education

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    Augustine's early writings are especially interesting. Augustine asks what the goal of education is. The framing theme of it is "theodicy", to use a contemporary expression. If God's wisdom governs the world, and if there is no second God intrusive with this world-order, then the problem of whether there is fairness in the course of the world becomes more important. Augustine poses questions like this one. "Why is he who is ready to bestow gifts lavishly in need of money, while the mean and

  • Plato's Dialogues As Educational Models

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    Dialogue, Dialectic, and Maieutic: Plato's Dialogues As Educational Models ABSTRACT: Plato’s Socrates exemplies the progress of the dialectical method of inquiry. Such a method is capable of actualizing an interlocutor’s latent potential for philosophizing dialectically. The dianoetic practice of Plato’s Socrates is a mixture of dialectical assertions and questions arising out of his ethical concern for the interlocutor. The Dialogues act as educational models exhibiting how one inquires and learns

  • Master-Slave Rhetoric In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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    careful what we pretend to be” (“Kurt Vonnegut Quotes”). In his writings on the self, philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel expresses a very similar sentiment. Therefore, it is no great surprise that an interesting example of Hegel’s Master-Slave dialectic is found in Kurt Vonnegut’s classic short story “Harrison Bergeron.” Vonnegut’s story is set in a dystopian future where, after the passage of “the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution” “everybody [is] finally equal” (7). Equality