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    today’s educational system. One such method is the dialectic approach of Idealism. The dialectic approach can be applied to many different areas of teaching to enhance the educational delivery and the resulting understanding of the students. Idealism is possibly the oldest Western philosophy we know and study in the present day. It traces back at least to Ancient Greece and Plato. It was once the dominant philosophy of Western culture and is still influential today. Idealism naturally takes its name from the root word idea. Idealists believe that ideas are reality. They typically reject the material world because it is ever changing and instead focus on ideas that are enduring (Ozmon & Cravers, 2008). Possibly the most famous idealist is Plato. “Plato is largely known for his writings in which Socrates is the…

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    The relational dialectics theory (RDT) can be best understood as all the ups and downs people face in relationships and how they are resolved. RDT consist of three major parts, autonomy vs. connectedness, novelty vs. predictability, and openness and closedness. RDT is commonly handled by four methods, selection, separation, neutralization, and reframing. The relational dialectics theory generally, "involve experiencing tensions based on contradictory needs" (Wahl, A. Edwards, Myers & C.…

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    Using Genderlect Styles and Relational Dialectics to Examine Communication Problems in Marriages Scholar C. Kenemore Winona State University Examining Communication Problems in Marriages using Genderlect Styles and Relational Dialectics. Introduction “Till death do us part” isn’t really the case anymore. In the United States alone, researchers predict that 40-50% of couples getting married will get divorced, and 60% of 2nd marriages will get divorced (Gottman). The average marriage…

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    The historical dialectic materialist approach represents a key feature of Marxist thought. It is so vital to his explanations of history that it has often been seen as being synonymous with Marx himself. If one wants to understand history as a dynamic, and historical process, it is essential to look at it materially. Ultimately, the historical dialectic materialist approach allows us to make sense of why things are the way they are in a certain era. Three concepts go into explaining the…

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    What if dialectic thinking was used instead? The great expert of thought development, Jean Piaget, felt that humans were generally capable of leaving behind dichotomist thinking as a teenager, and move into formal operations and higher order thinking skills as we move into young adulthood. This, however, does not seem to be the case. Our media and politicians assume that the average American is only capable of concrete thinking, therefore the political rhetoric and activity is executed at a…

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    exclusively are forcibly prevented from doing so, cities will have no rest from evils” (473c-d). In short, Philosophers would be the ideal rulers because they rule for the common interest unlike the rulers of the current, corrupt city. To better understand why Socrates believes philosophers should rule a city, I must first define what it is to be a true philosopher. Socrates acknowledges that the philosophers of modern day are not suited to be philosopher kings, admitting they are useless or…

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    In their 1985 work The Dialectical Biologist, authors Levins and Lewontin make the case for a dialectical-perspective-based approach to scientific inquiry and interpretation. Here we first summarize what is more rigorously referred to as the dialectical materialist (DM) perspective (Clark & York, 2005), then illustrate how science and social epidemiology (SE) fits within the framework developed therein. Next, we compare our own application of the dialectic framework to SE to the approach laid…

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    It is unlikely for a relationship to exist in the absence of communication. Without this connection, individuals cannot share ideas. All interactions will be useless. While attraction leads to fondness, it is how people interact that glues them together. So, although means and forms and communication differ, the principles are constant. An understanding of communication theories can place one at a vantage position. Of importance are two theories: Relational Dialectics Theory and Genderlect Style…

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    subject to the object. This constitutes a form of "objectivism", which fails to relate the subject to the objective historically situated knowledge.8 Self-reflection is eliminated in this model; the ego is posited as greater than the world and the empirical content of subjectivity is entirely denied.9 In actuality, there are two interlocking parts of the self: the subject 's definition as something existent and the subject as a constituent of reality.10 The authentic self problematically…

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    The targeted questions purpose were to find the foundation of the relationship by using relationship theories such as Knapp’s Theory, Johari’s Window, Social Penetration Theory, and Dialectic Theory. The religious background was examined as well as their common interests. Despite the relationship being no more profound than their religious beliefs it has demonstrated to be a solid, healthy relationship. The participants were my parents, Martin and Chamine McDowell. The methods I used were…

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