1. Language. Investigating the truth in ideas through juxtaposition of opposing opinions. 2. Socrates conservational mode of argument. 3. Hegel's pattern of statement, contradiction and reconciliation. See dialectical materialism.

DIALECTIC: "Dialectic looks at the truth of ideas by looking st different opinions."
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