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Controversy spaces. The dialectical nature of change in the sciences and philosophy

Nudler, Oscar

The paper outlines the model of controversy spaces. The model of controversy spaces integrates two different elements of the dialectical tradition. On the one hand, dialectics in its ancient meaning: the practice of controversial dialogue. On the other hand, the model incorporates dialectics understood as a pattern of change in intellectual history, based on the confrontation between opposite standpoints. I will be argued in this paper, the dialectical tradition was almost completely left aside in modernity and substituted by a monolectic approach. The model that will be outlined below aims at overcoming this view by focusing on the emergence, development and transformation of controversy spaces.

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