The Dialectical Method and its Compatibility with Modern Systems Theory

  • I. Walliman


This paper defines what is meant by ‘dialectic method’ and isolates some of its properties. The dialectic method is then compared with the major postulates of systems theory. The conclusion is reached that, in principle, the dialectic method is compatible with systems theory and that it can be subsumed to it.

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© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Walliman
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of SociologySyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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