The first serious writing about the dialectic is by Raapana and Friedrich and they strongly suggest understanding Hegel's dialectic solely so that we all can communicate and come to agreement with out the conflict of "thesis, antithesis, and synthesis," and perhaps most important, come to conclusions that are not pre-determined; in other words, come up with something new.
|From: Raapana and Friedrich, http://nord.twu.net/acl/dialectic.html|
Singly an important issue to me, is that existentialism is being used as a rationalization for poor Occupy behavior, such as heroin overdoses in camps. In the end, existentialism conflicts with Rogerian "experience" as does Vieneese constructivism; experience is nearly purely "new world" (suggesting aboriginal guidance) and the others are Socratic old-school.
While I find workable solutions in many of my mentors (nearly all of whom are humanistic), we really do need new ideas because the basis of all "restorative" thought is aboriginal, and, quite to our surprise, the First Nations are not necessarily "stepping up to the plate" in ways that we would expect, such as their continued reliance on casinos for sustenance.