# How to Make a Dialectical Plan

Create a matrix dialectic plan for an essay, a dissertation, a general topic

**Language**: english

**Note**: 5.0/5 (1 notes) 43 students

**Instructor(s)**: Paul Franceschi

**Last update**: 2022-07-05

## What you’ll learn

- Use matrices of concepts to create a plan for a general topic, an essay, etc.
- Determine the structure of quotes, propositions, sentences, assertions.
- Know the fundamental principles governing the matrices of concepts
- Be able to reconstruct a complete matrix of concepts from one or two concepts.

## Requirements

- There are no prerequisites for this course, philosophical or otherwise.

## Description

This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical basis for developing a dialectical plan for an essay, a dissertation, or a general topic. The dialectical plan taught in this course is the matrix dialectical plan, which differs from the classical thesis-antithesis-synthesis dialectical plan. The matrix dialectical plan is based on matrices of concepts, a conceptual tool created by the author, which is multi-disciplinary and has various applications. The course describes precisely one of the applications of the matrices of concepts, in terms of the realization of a plan related to an essay, a dissertation, a general subject. The methodology thus exposed is also applicable to certain types of exam or competition subjects.

Concept matrices are a conceptual tool, whose essence is philosophical in nature. However, we are dealing here with applied philosophy, that is to say a philosophy that is intended to have useful and practical applications. But no philosophical prerequisites are necessary for this course.

The course is structured in five parts, which allow the student to master successively the notions concerning :

– the matrices of concepts

– examples and exercices on matrices of concepts

– the simple theses : an analysis of quotations, sentences or assertions, related to a concept of a matrix of concepts

– the compound theses : an analysis of quotations, sentences or assertions, concerning two or more concepts of a matrix of concepts

– the matrix dialectical plan

The course is widely illustrated: many diagrams and charts are presented. Exercises are also included to test the knowledge acquired throughout the course. In addition, these exercises can be used by those who wish to teach the theory and application of concept matrices to the development of a plan for a general topic.

Finally, please feel free to ask questions: they are welcome and I will be happy to answer your questions.

## Who this course is for

- Anyone who wants to create a dialectical plan.

## Course content

- The Matrices of Concepts
- Introduction
- The dual poles
- The canonical concepts
- The structure of the matrices of concepts
- The half-matrices
- A first set of examples of matrices of concepts
- A second set of examples of matrices of concepts
- A third set of examples of matrices of concepts
- A fourth set of examples of matrices of concepts
- The relationships within the matrices of concepts
- The duality relationship within the matrices of concepts
- The opposition relationship within the matrices of concepts
- The complementarity relationship within the matrices of concepts
- The relation of extreme opposition within the matrices of concepts
- Summary of the relationships within the matrices of concepts
- Quiz on matrices of concepts

- Examples and Exercises on Matrices of Concepts
- Exercise 1A
- Exercise 1B
- Exercise 1F
- Exercise 2AC
- Exercise 2AD
- Exercise 2BE
- Exercise 2CD
- Exercise 2CE
- Exercise 2CF
- Exercise 3ABC
- Exercise 3ABD
- Exercise 3BCD
- Exercise 4ABDE
- Exercise 4ACDF
- Exercise 4ACEF
- Exercise 5ABCDE
- Exercise 5ACDEF
- Exercise 5BCDEF

- Simple Theses: Quotes about One Concept
- Introduction
- The simple matrix theses
- The degree of consistency of simple theses
- Aristotle: a simple matrix thesis instance
- Descartes: a simple matrix thesis instance
- Karl Popper: a simple matrix thesis instance
- Shakespeare: a simple matrix thesis instance
- Terence: a simple matrix thesis instance
- Edgar Poe: a simple matrix thesis instance
- The dual thesis of a simple thesis
- Aristotle: a dual thesis instance of a simple thesis
- Descartes: a dual thesis instance of a simple thesis
- Karl Popper: a dual thesis instance of a simple thesis
- Shakespeare: a dual thesis instance of a simple thesis
- Terence: a dual thesis instance of a simple thesis
- Edgar Poe: a dual thesis instance of a simple thesis
- Quiz on simple theses

- Compound Theses: Quotes on Two Concepts
- Compound matrix theses
- The degree of coherence of the compound theses
- William James: a compound matrix thesis instance
- Napoleon Bonaparte: an instance of matrix thesis composed
- Goëthe : a compound matrix thesis instance
- Pascal: a compound matrix thesis instance
- Seneca: a compound matrix thesis instance
- Plutarch: a matrix thesis instance on three concepts
- The dual thesis of a compound thesis
- William James: a dual thesis instance of a compound thesis
- Napoleon Bonaparte: a dual thesis instance of a compound thesis
- Goëthe: a dual thesis instance of a compound thesis
- Pascal: a dual thesis instance of a compound thesis
- Seneca: a dual thesis instance of a compound thesis
- Quiz on compound theses

- The Matrix Dialectical Plan: an Application of Matrices of Concepts
- The classical dialectic plan
- The structure of the matrix dialectic plan
- Aristotle: the shift from the simple thesis to the dialectical matrix plan
- Descartes: the passage from the simple thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- Karl Popper: the passage from the simple thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- Shakespeare: the shift from the simple thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- Terence: the passage from the simple thesis to the dialectical matrix plan
- Edgar Poe: the passage from the simple thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- William James: the move from the compound thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- Napoleon: the passage from the compound thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- Goethe: the transition from the compound thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- Pascal: the shift from the compound thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- Seneca: the transition from the compound thesis to the matrix dialectic plan
- The advantages of the matrix dialectical plan
- Interpretation of Heraclitus with the help of matrices of concepts
- Quiz on the matrix dialectical plan

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