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Theory for Radical Sociology

Foundations of Radical Sociology

Sociology, Class, Consciousness, and Contradictions Chapter 2 is online in Part I, Part 2, Part 3.

p.36, Part 1, Foundations of Radical Sociology:

"Dialectical materialism incorporates elements from classical philosophers such as Plato and Hegel. These philosophers developed the concept of the dialectic as a way of thinking in which knowledge advances as a consequence of a dialogue between two thinkers. One thinker advances a thesis, the second responds with an antithesis, and out of the interaction a new idea, the synthesis emerges.