What Is Polarity, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
Oppositeness. Every natural, social and scientific phenomenon carries a necessary polarity. In his Dialectic of Nature, Engels says: “Thoughts are also electricity, magnetism, etc. as polarized; they act in oppositions”. The term polarity expresses the dependence of opposite ends of any unit. The extremes are both opposite and contradictory to each other and at the same time the conditions of existence of each other, one cannot exist without the other. For example, slave production appears at the ends of the slave and the slave owner, the slave and the slave owner both contradict each other and there is no one without the other. In the Dictionary of Sociological Terms published by TDK, Dr. Özer Ozankaya defines the idiom as follows: “According to some sociologists, there is a bond between the two ends of each opposition in the form of both being opposed to each other and needing each other”.