Dialectic, while not a common term, does pop up, and often in quite varying circumstances. This is a brilliant work because it addresses dialectic in the most fundamental sense, in a way if not explicit in its various uses, likely underlying them. Additionally, this is dialectic in the most useful and likely most powerful sense. Adler's insights abound, and are illuminating, thought provoking, even funny. This will give you a new perspective on a lot of subjects, and the tool to interesting new questions and insights of your own on topics you may have thought settled.
Honestly, I'm more sure I won't do this book justice. It's awesome. Buy it, read it. It's a bit pricey because it is rare, but gooood.
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.