What is Spiral Development?July 2, 2021
Development through repetition at the higher level of what happens at the lower level. He expresses the dialectical understanding of development as opposed to the circular (circular N.) development with an idealist understanding. It explains the phenomenon of “everything turns into its opposite”, which Hegel determined to occur in the thesis-antithesis-synthesis process. Everything turns into its opposite, but on a higher level and more developed. If this were not so, development would not take place, and the dialectical process would be a series of repetitions of continual transformations of oppositions into each other.
According to dialectical materialism, historical development is a spiral development. The saying that history consists of repetitions was born out of not being able to see this spiral development. Everything turns into its opposite, chicken becomes egg, egg becomes chicken. But many eggs hatch from the chicken and many chickens from those eggs (by the way, it evolves de N). It is no longer a return to the egg or chicken from which it emerged, but development to an advanced and superior stage.