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[catalogued under 2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 1. Dialectic]

Full Idea

Dialectic is when men converse by putting short questions and giving brief answers to those who question them.


'Dialectic' is the impersonal pursuit of truth

Gist of Idea

Dialectic involves conversations with short questions and brief answers


Diogenes Laertius (Lives of Eminent Philosophers [c.250], 3.1.52)

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.143