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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631207535.1997.x


Two types of contradiction may be distinguished: (i) formal, logical contradiction , or the simultaneous assertion and negation of any proposition; (ii) dialectical contradiction , variously conceived within the Hegelian and Marxist traditions – such as inclusive real oppositions (for example, between the forces and relations of production). The compatibility of (ii) with (i) has been endlessly debated. See also H egelianism ; M arxism . 1993 : Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom . 1975 : “ Marxism and the dialectic ”. 1923 ( 1971b ): History and Class Consciousness . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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