A&O QUOTE – Levins and Lewontin on DIALECTIC

“Parts and wholes evolve in consequence of their relationship, and the relationship itself evolves. These are the properties of things that we call dialectical: that one thing cannot exist without the other, that one acquires its properties from its relation to the other, that the properties of both evolve as a consequence of their interpenetration (Levins and Lewontin 1985:3)​​​​​​