Journal or Book Title
Journal of Advanced Composition
When thinkers encounter a contradiction they have traditionally tended to take one of three courses: to try to figure out which side is right; to figure out which side should be seen as hierarchially dominant; or to figure out or how to use a dialectic process synthesize them into a higher concept. In this essay I argue for the value of trying to learn to affirm both sides in all their contrariness.
Elbow, Peter, "The Uses of Binary Thinking" (1993). Journal of Advanced Composition. 14.
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