Dialectical thinking refers to the ability to view issues from multiple perspectives and to arrive at the most economical and reasonable reconciliation of seemingly contradictory information and postures. (Google page)
Example: Chill out chicka it was a prank. I recorded the whole set up for YouTube and explained the prank. I know it looks like a prank. That means it worked.
A binary opposition is a pair of related terms or concepts that are opposite in meaning. Binary opposition is the system of language and/or thought by which two theoretical opposites are strictly defined and set off against one another. (Wikipedia)
Example: That fucking bitch is cheating on me. I found the fucking panties in our car and a open condom wrapper. I don’t care if he said it was a prank for YouTube. That’s fucking bullshit cover story. He’s been acting shady all week.
I’ve just been having thoughts on these two lines of thinking. In relation to the Rittenhouse case. It really is a case of binary vs the dialectic thinking models.
People were told alot about Rittenhouse and his behavior and led to think and believe that he broke the law by transporting a firearm across state lines. He’s white. Did you hear me when I said he’s white. (The bullshit)
I was told the same shit. My only questions are. Yeah. 1. I was told that but can that be proven? 2. How do people even know for a fact he actually did carry a gun across state lines beyond someone telling you he did? 3. Why is he guilty because a mob started chasing him?
These questions are seen as signs of an attack by binary thinkers. Once something is held to be fact in their minds it can’t be changed by hearing a different perspective.
You see it may or may not be true that he carried a gun across state lines. I don’t know. I wasn’t there. Again. That’s not even the whole spectrum of the issues. I can only go by the evidence and logical dialectic arguments of the likely scenario of what happen. Not what makes the basic sense but what is logical baring my own feelings on the issue.
Binary thinkers can listen to the counter perspective but not hold any of that perspective to be true or possible. The line of thinking is these are the steps that lead me to believe the one possible fact. I can’t be wrong.
For myself I am not a pure dialectic thinker. I have moments when I act on the binary (this is it) line of thinking but then I question it later.
I know one thing to be true. I could be wrong. I could be mistaken. I could have seen it wrong.