Dialectics of the Early AgeDecember 22, 2019
It was perceived that the infinite variety that appeared in the Chinese, Indian, and Greek ideas of the Early Age carried and formed opposing forces. At that time dry-wet, light-dark, hot-cold, empty-filled and so on. they were considered opposites, and these opponents were claimed to be different faces of the same thing. The sense that the conflict in these oppositions was the driving force of all changes was evident even in the most primitive ideas.
The sacred trilogies of primitive religions that arise from the parent-child phenomenon are the first form of Hegel’s thesis-antithesis-synthesis dialectic. In Greek mythology, Eros’ brother of opposition, Antero, makes it clear that the development took place through the clash of opposites. The term dialectic was used in the Greeks of the Antiquity in the sense of ‘argumentative’, and in this sense all the scholars were considered ‘dialectics’. As these debates turned into empty games over time, humanity’s most brilliant invention in approaching the reality, ‘sysetim’ has been discredited and underestimated for centuries.