A post by the world’s richest man Elon Musk this morning used a Greek word: διαλεκτική – dialectic. And it stirred up a storm on twitter
The… mysterious post generated more than 6,000 messages on his official profile as, apparently, there are many question marks about the meaning hidden behind the choice of this particular word by Musk.
For the record, the word dialectic comes from the Greek word διαλεγομαι, which means to hold a debate.
In ancient times dialectics meant the art of arriving at the truth through the conflict of opposing views.
This term from ancient times refers specifically to logical questioning, i.e. the original art of “arguing” with questions and then answers. It is said that the first to create and practice this art was Zeno the Eleatic, which was later developed by Plato.
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