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A concept is either true or false. A mind which entertains a false concept may be brought through steps of argument to entertain a true one, but this does not mean that the false concept has grown into a true one. There is a point in the dialectic, like the moment of recognition in tragedy, where the revolutionary change takes place and the false concept is abandoned with the recognition that it was always false. The dialectic process may take time but the truth it discovers has no history.

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