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Christopher J. Arthur
Science & Society
Vol. 62, No. 3, Dialectics: The New Frontier (Fall, 1998), pp. 447-459
Published by: Guilford Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40403735
Page Count: 13
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Systematic dialectic is distinguished from historical dialectic and its logic explored. As a strategy of exposition designed to articulate the forms of a given whole it orders the relevant categories in a linear development. The dialectical justification of the transitions is the central question addressed. What is given progressively as the further determination of the abstract beginning should be read retrogressively as a grounding movement validating the earlier categories from the perspective of the concrete whole.
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