In philosophy, dialectic is an argument or debate between different people. In Medieval Europe, dialectics (or logic) was one of the three beginning liberal arts all together known as the trivium; the other members being rhetorics and grammar.
Dialectics has three main ideas:
- 1: Everything is made out of opposing forces/opposing sides.
- 2: Gradual changes lead to turning points, where one force overcomes the other.
- 3: Change moves in spirals not circles.
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