Why dialectics? Why now? (With an appendix on "the dance of the dialectic")

Bertell Ollman

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    Abstract

    Dialectics has to do with how the "bigger picture,"both spatially and temporally (past and future), enters into and affects whatever we perceive directly and immediately. All the categories associated with dialectical thinking help bring some part of this bigger picture, to which we all belong, into focus. Special attention is given here to how to study the socialist/communist future that lies "concealed" inside the capitalist present as a necessary part of the dialectical analysis of capitalism.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)338-357
    Number of pages20
    JournalScience and Society
    Volume62
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Sep 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science

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