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word: Hegelian

An 18th century philosopher named Hegel had the idea that you can evolve an idea into an absolute, perfect idea. You do this by taking a thesis and it's antithesis and finding another thesis that addresses both... rinse and repeat. This idea is called the "Hegelian Dialectic"; a diagram may be somewhat helpful.

Hegel also had other ideas... wikipedia, lazybones.


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