By Hayo B.E.D. Krombach
Applying Hegelian dialectical process, Krombach makes an attempt to demonstate how Hegelian pondering presents a style to traverse the gulf among the historical past of philosophy and the assumption of nuclear battle, in addition to exhibiting its direct implications for conceptualizing environmental issues.
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This will be followed by a description of the difference between dialectic and demonstrative deductions and by an appraisal of Aristotle's disregard of dialectic. A few pertinent comments by Hegel on Aristotle will sum up this section. But as in the case with Plato, so behind the account of Aristotle lies a concern that goes beyond the immediacy of our limited analysis of his understanding of reasoning. The implication of Aristotle's theoretical concept of science is that the application of thinking results in the fragmentation of the life-world.
Scientific research has to start from somewhere, but this does not mean that its premises ought to be regarded as self-evident. Both, ontology and formal logic, are determined by the dialectic of the dialogue and neither is, strictly speaking, proved or demonstrated 38 Hegelian Reflections on the Idea of Nuclear War independently of it. Demonstrative premises, like dialectical propositions, are theoretical research criteria. But since, as rational objects, they are externally posited by a community of deliberating subjects, their epistemological claims with respect to an intellectual advance remains questionable.
In universal death, which could well turn out to be the consequence of such a failure to reflect, no harmony is recognised. While it is acknowledged that the scientific conceptions under 42 Modernity 43 consideration merit a much broader analysis than can here be attempted, their brief treatment, however, will at least point at a variety of philosophical problems which they pose for dealing with the last things mankind is confronted with. POPPER'S OBJECTIVE DIALECTIC OF FALSIFICATION Dialectic is a theoretical method whose negative principle of falsification is applied to the problem of the teleological growth of scientific knowledge.