an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which some assertible proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by an equally assertible and apparently contradictory proposition (antithesis) the mutual contradiction being reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis)
(philosophy) an interpretive method in which the contradiction between a proposition (thesis) and its antithesis is resolved at a higher level of truth (synthesis)
[hey-gey-lee-uh-niz-uh m, hi-jee-] /heɪˈgeɪ li əˌnɪz əm, hɪˈdʒi-/ noun 1. the philosophy of Hegel and his followers, characterized by the use of the .
[hej-uh-mon] /ˈhɛdʒ əˌmɒn/ noun 1. a person, nation, etc., that has or exercises hegemony. n. 1904, originally with reference to the United States, from Greek hegemon “leader” (see hegemony).
[hej-uh-mon-ik] /ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. having , or dominance: the ruling party’s hegemonic control of all facets of society. adj. 1650s, from Greek hegemonikos “related to a leader, capable of command,” from hegemon (see hegemony). Earlier in same sense was hegemonical (1610s).
[hej-uh-mon-ik] /ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. having , or dominance: the ruling party’s hegemonic control of all facets of society. [hi-jem-uh-nee, hej-uh-moh-nee] /hɪˈdʒɛm ə ni, ˈhɛdʒ əˌmoʊ ni/ noun, plural hegemonies. 1. leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation. 2. leadership; predominance. 3. (especially among smaller nations) aggression […]