The Dialectical-Dialogical Definition

  title={The Dialectical-Dialogical Definition},
  • Published 2009
The notion of " dialogical definition " seems to be in sharp conflict with the traditional views on definition. Definition for a long time was regarded as the expression of the immutable essence of the things. This traditional view was that the quest to put forward an acceptable definition requires finding the essential characteristic of the thing to be defined. However, the determination of what is essential has always been highly controversial in philosophy and in science (Walton 2005: 169… CONTINUE READING


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