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Principle of dialectical indifference

(PRINCIPLE OF DIALECTICAL INDIFFERENCE) When considering a given object o and the reference class E associated with it, from the angle of duality A/Ā, all things being equal, it should be given equal weight to the viewpoint of the A … Continue reading

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Bistable perception

Bistable perception is a phenomenon caused by a visual stimulus, which generates two different perceptions in the subject who sees it. Bistable perception instances result in particular from: – The Necker cube – the Rubin’s vase – The duck / … Continue reading

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An instance of one-sideness bias

Let us consider the following (in deductive form) instance of the one-sidedness bias, mentioned by Philippe Boulanger (2000, p. 3)1. Ulam estimates that if a company were to achieve a level of workforce large enough, its performance would be paralysed by … Continue reading

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Dual poles

The dual poles can de defined as neutral concepts, which come in pairs, and are such that each of them is defined as the opposite of the other. For example, internal can be defined as the opposite of external and … Continue reading

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Dialectical monism in Aztec philosophy

  It is worth mentioning a form of dialectical monism in the ancient Aztec philosophy and especially in the concept of ” Teotl “, which is at the center of Aztec metaphysics and cosmology. Teotl is the expression of an … Continue reading

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Dialectical monism in Heraclitus

In the antique Western world, dialectical monism appears not much widespread. But we notably find an elaborate form of dialectical monism in Heraclitus. Several fragments of the philosophy of Heraclitus reflect the expression of this unity that results from the … Continue reading

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Dualities

Dualities are pair of neutral concepts which come in pairs, such as each of the two concepts is the opposite of the other. We can denote a given duality by A/Ā, A and Ā begin the two opposite concepts, which … Continue reading

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Dichotomous analysis applied to paradox resolution

The dichotomous analysis as a methodology that can be used to search for solutions to some paradoxes and philosophical problems, results from the statement of the principle of dialectical indifference. The general idea underlying the dichotomous approach to paradox analysis … Continue reading

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Viewpoint of a pole

Let us define the concept of point of view related to a given pole of an A/Ā duality: we get then, for example (at the level of the extension/restriction duality) the standpoint by extension, as well as the viewpoint by restriction. … Continue reading

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Ambiguous images Conflict resolution Conflict resolution with matrices of concepts Conflict types relating to matrices of concepts Contextualism Dialectical contextualism Dialectical monism Dialectical monism in ancient Aztec philosophy Dialectical monism in Heraclitus Dichotomic analysis Dichotomic analysis applied to paradox resolution … Continue reading

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