ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Dialectics is a way of looking at things that involves two opposite or opposing ideas. It's kind of like a see-saw. When one idea goes up, the other goes down. Dialectics is all about how two different ideas can work together to help us better understand the world. For example, if someone said that the sky was blue, we could use dialectics to look at both sides. We can say that it's true that the sky is usually blue, but it can also turn grey in certain weather conditions. So both ideas can be true, and it's helpful to look at them together.