Monday, January 14, 2019

Excerpt from Seldon’s Novel.







Excerpt from Seldon’s Novel.







Dear Readers,


We of F.E.D. have known for a long time that Karl Seldon is working on an ‘‘‘autobiographical novel’’’.

The work on it seems to be going very slowly -- after all, Karl is a neophyte at ‘‘‘novelism’’’, completely new to the genre.

But the excerpt pasted-in below, recently released for public presentation by the F.E.D. General Council, is making us feel that it may be well worth the wait.

The tentative title for this novel is --

Symbolic Life:  The Idiography of the Ideography -- The Autobiography of Karl Seldon,
A Novel.


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Regards,

Miguel Detonacciones,
Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison


























Friday, December 28, 2018

Karl Marx on Psychohistory.







Karl Marx on Psychohistory.

GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.







Dear Readers,


GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.  Karl Marx was deeply concerned with and scientifically at work upon the science of Psychology.

However, in Marx’s view, the science of Psychology was not the ideology of atomistically-conceived human-individual ‘‘‘molecules’’’, detached from all social relations infrastructure, floating in mutual detachment, mutual indifference, or mutual predation, in some kind of “human” gas.


Such was the view of that Rockefeller-whore gas-bag, Margaret Thatcher, who made war upon the British working class, and in whose ideology human society, as such, simply did not exist. Another of her unique distinctions is to have promulgated a Nazi -- racist/Eugenicist -- theory of Nazism, holding that a flaw in German genetics made Germany susceptible to Hitler -- not post-WWI national humiliation, followed by hyperinflation, followed by hyper-depression, etc., etc.  Haggie Maggie held that the British people, with their “better genes”, would never succumb to Fascism, while all the while herself laying the groundwork of Fascism in Britain, and bringing Britain to the brink of Fascism.


In Marx’s view, psychology was a collective ‘Psyche-ology’, a ‘Psyche-ology’ of what we call ‘The Human Phenome’ -- inherently a social and cultural and civilizational ‘Psyche-ology’.

All of this is manifested in the following passage from perhaps Marx’s earliest writings as what we now call a ‘‘‘Marxian’’’:  the “Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844”.  They were written on the eve of the great European uprisings of 1848, against monarchical despotism, that also signaled the birth of the modern working class movement for the transcendence of capitalism.

We quote, below, from pages 162 to 164 of Karl Marx: Early Writings, translated and edited by T. B. Bottomore, foreword by Erich Fromm [McGraw-Hill, NY:  1964].


Thus, Marx:  It can be seen that the history of industry and industry as it objectively exists is an open book of the human faculties, and a human psychology which can be sensuously apprehended.”

“This history has not so far been conceived in relation to human nature, but only from a superficial utilitarian point of view, since in the condition of alienation it was only possible to conceive real human faculties and human species-action in the form of general human existence, as religion, or as history in its abstract, general aspect as politics, art and literature, etc.”

“Everyday material industry (which can be conceived as part of that general development; or equally, the general development can be conceived as a specific part of industry since all human activity up to the present has been labour, i.e., industry, self-alienated activity) shows us, in the form of sensuous useful objects, in an alienated form, the essential human faculties transformed into objects.”

“No psychology for which this book, i.e. the most tangible and accessible part of history, remains closed, can become a real science, with a genuine content.”

“What is to be thought of a science which stays aloof from this enormous field of human labour, and which does not feel its own inadequacy even though this great wealth of human activity means nothing to it except perhaps what can be expressed in the single phrase -- “ need,” “ common need ” ?”

“The natural sciences have developed a tremendous activity and have assembled an ever-growing mass of data.  But philosophy has remained alien to these sciences just as they have remained alien to philosophy.  Their momentary rapprochement was only a fantastic illusion.  There was a desire for union but the power to effect it was lacking.  Historiography itself only takes natural science into account incidentally, regarding it as a factor making for enlightenment, for practical utility and for particular great discoveries.”

“But natural science has penetrated all the more practically into human life through industry.  It has transformed human life and prepared the emancipation of humanity, even though its immediate effect was to accentuate the dehumanization of man.”

“Industry is the actual historical relationship of nature, and thus of natural science, to man.  If industry is conceived as the exoteric manifestation of the essential human faculties, the human essence of nature and the natural essence of man can also be understood.”

“Natural science will then abandon its abstract materialist, or rather idealist, orientation, and will become the basis of a human science, just as it has already become -- though in an alienated form -- the basis of actual human life.  One basis for life and another for science is a priori a falsehood.”

“Nature, as it develops in human history, in the act of genesis of human society, is the actual nature of man; thus nature, as it develops through industry, though in an alienated form, is truly anthropological nature.”

“Sense experience (see Feuerbach) must be the basis of all science.  Science is only genuine science when it proceeds from sense experience, in the two forms of sense perception and of sensuous need; i.e. only when it proceeds from nature.”

“The whole of [human] history is a preparation for “ man ” to become an object of sense perception, and for the development of human needs (the needs of man as such).  [human] History itself is a real part of natural history, of the development of nature into man.”

“Natural science will one day incorporate the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate natural science; there will be a single science.



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Regards,

Miguel Detonacciones,
Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison






















Thursday, December 27, 2018

Karl Seldon on Karl Marx Series, Part 1 -- Seldon on Marxian Theory.







The Karl Seldon on Karl Marx Series, Part 1 --

Seldon on Marxian Theory.







Dear Readers,


This new series -- “Karl Seldon on Karl Marx” -- is for the purpose of my presenting to you key excerpts from Karl Seldon’s discourses, among we of F.E.D., on the topic of the work of Karl Marx.  This series begins -- in this Part 1 -- with a general statement on the F.E.D. consensus regarding Marx’s theory overall.

[Seldon:]  The point, with regard to Marx’s work, is not to ‘dogmatize’ it, or to ‘catechismize’ it -- as is the wont of the purveyors of “pure-state-bureaucratic” [“Leninist”, Trotskyist”, “Stalinist”, “Maoist”, “Castoist”, “IList”, “UNist”, etc., ad nauseam] proto-state-capitalism, who hope to make of their twisted ideology, which they [flagrantly and falsely] claim to be Marx’s, a kind of secular religion that will secure their totalitarian, Orwellian, mass-murderist dictatorship, and its perverted “perks”, for all futurity.  Those purveyors degenerated Marx’s theory into a new ideology, to cover-up their new, bloody pathway to capitalism, via their new variant of [proto-state-capitalist] “primitive accumulation”.”

“The point, with regard to Marx’s work, is to continue it, to extend it, including by continually immanently critiquing its own internal tendencies toward ‘re-ideologification -- to take up that work again where that work left off, with Marx’s untimely death, and with Engels’s insufficient efforts to edit the manuscripts that Marx left behind.” 

“This means to advance, once again, Marx’s work, in the several crucial loci which Marx left most incomplete and most unclarified, e.g., in particular --

(1) The nature and causation of capitalist crisis, in relation to Marx’s “Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall”;

(2) The detailed, necessary nature of the higher successor system to the capitalist system, and, especially, of the new prevailing “social relation of production” at the heart of that successor system -- the nature of the association of “the associated producers”; the nature of a ‘producers’ democracy’, and;

(3) The nature of the Marxian dialectic in general, of the systematic and historical dialectic of capitalism in particular, of the dialectic of human history as a whole, and of the Marxian dialectic of Nature as a whole.”

“Above all, this means recognizing the nature of Marxian theory itself, namely, as a fundamental theory within human social science as a whole, in contrast to which the various and pathetic mysticisms and idealisms of capitalist ideology, masquerading as social science, pale in comparison.  Marxian theory represents the most comprehensive scientific theory of human social evolution and ‘meta-evolution’ [i.e., of social relations of production “revolution”, driven by the growth of the social forces of production across critical thresholds] so far achieved by Terran humanity.”

“But, as such, as a scientific theory, its hypotheses must be grasped as susceptible to falsification by contravening empirical evidence, and even as seeking such falsification, as a means to improve those hypotheses.


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and




Regards,

Miguel Detonacciones,
Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison






















Saturday, December 22, 2018

Part 1.: Herbert A. Simon on «Aufheben» ‘Meta-Unit-ic’ Dialectics [but using different nomenclature].







Part 1.:  Herbert A. Simon on «Aufheben» Meta-Unit-ic Dialectics

[but using different nomenclature]. 

GLOBAL STRATEGIC PSYCHOHISTORICAL HYPOTHESES.







Dear Readers,


GLOBAL STRATEGIC PSYCHOHISTORICAL HYPOTHESES.  In his influential 1962 paper, published in the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society [vol. 106, no. 6, 12DEC1962], entitled The Architecture of Complexity, Herbert A. Simon -- who Arthur Koestler cites in his writings on ‘‘‘Holonism’’’, discussed here in an earlier recent blog-entry -- sets forth what he holds to be a common “property” -- perhaps a universal architectonic -- not just of ‘human complex-systems, but of “complex systems” in general.  This proposed “general systems” architectonic is deeply related to the universal principle that forms the core of the Seldonian «aufheben» dialectic, and that is therefore key to the interpretation and solution of so many of the applied dialectical meta-equations formulated via the SeldonianFirst Arithmetic for Dialectics, and via its dialectical algebra, per the Seldonian Algorithmic-Heuristic Universal Dialectical Method. 

The Seldonian term for this universal architectonic is ‘«aufheben» meta-unit-ization dialectic.’ 

Its ‘‘‘vertical’’’ aspect is the systematic presentation of a co-extant, co-PRESENT, or synchronic finitary qualo-fractal content-structure, which is an«aufheben» multi-meta-monad-ic, multi-meta-ontic cumulum’. 

Its ‘‘‘horizontal’’’ aspect is the reconstruction of the HISTORY of a successive, progressing, diachronic, finitary temporal qualo-fractallongitudinal sequence of kinds of self-producing monadic population ‘‘‘systems’’’, which is a recurrent «aufheben» meta-monad-ization historical process, progressively forming and accumulating an«aufheben» multi-meta-monad-ic, multi-meta-ontic cumulum’ of such populations, via the ‘self-iterated self-involution’ of each given Domain’s original, or «arché», monadic population ‘‘‘system’’’, as of the successor monadic population ‘‘‘systems’’’ successively generated, meta-genealogically, thereby.    


Herbert Simon, like Arthur Koestler, was a capitalist ideologue, but an insightful one, ripe for immanent critique, just as were the classical political-economists with whose work Marx worked. 

Simon, too, is a whore of the Capitalist Ruling CLASS HIERARCHY, and, once again, wants to fool his readers into further submission by retro-projecting the viciousness of class-social hierarchy back upon all of ‘pre-human Nature’, as well as upon all of contemporaneous ‘exo-human Nature’, thereby prochronistically overburdening and overloading those ontologies with all of the violent, oppressive, exploitative, pathological and perverted, sado-masochistic connotations of this excrescence of the class-society phase of human-social development-in-alienation, in the hopes of cementing an ideology throughout the human species which will preserve class hierarchy for all futurity, by stamping class hierarchy with a seeming imprimatur from “NATURE”.

Therefore, again, as with the Koestler quotes in our previous blog-entry here, we will not follow Herbert Simon in his ideology-reinforcing psy-op, chanting hierarchy at every opportunity.  Instead, in quoting him below, we will substitute our own terms, in square brackets, whenever he launches into his prostitute duties and ruling-class favor-seeking, promoting the “eternality” of mass-murderous ruling class despotism via his incessant invocations of his claims of ‘‘‘universal hierarchy’’’.  We will, instead, seek to rescue some of the genuine scientific insights from his account, as follows --

[p. 469]:  ‘‘‘BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
[F.E.D.:  Note the 'crypto-vitalist' false dichotomization implicit here, as if biological systems are not also physical systems].

The hierarchical [the «aufheben», meta-monadic, qualo-fractal, i.e., dialectical] structure of biological systems is a familiar fact.  Taking the [F.E.D.:  eukaryotic] cell as the building block [F.E.D.:  i.e., as the relative «arché» monadic «arithmos» for this Domain of “biological systems”], we find cells organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems.’’’

‘‘‘Moving downward [F.E.D.:  i.e., lower in qualo-fractal, and here also in volumetric, scale] from the cell [F.E.D.:  i.e., taking the eukaryotic cell now no longer as relative «arché», but as the relative culminant], well-defined  subsystems -- for example, nucleus, cell membrane, microsomes, mitochondria, and so on -- have been identified in animal [F.E.D.:  eukaryotic] cells.’’’

‘‘‘The hierarchic [the «aufheben», meta-monadic, qualo-fractal, i.e., dialectical] structure of many physical systems is equally clear-cut.  I have already mentioned the two main series.  At the microscopic level [qualo-fractal scale] we have elementary particles, atoms, molecules, macromolecules.’’’

‘‘‘At the macroscopic level [qualo-fractal scale] we have satellite systems [F.E.D.:  i.e., planets and their satellite moons], planetary systems, galaxies.’’’



As we have noted here in earlier blog-entries, e.g., in --


-- a ‘dialectical cumulum’ is not, in general, a hierarchy.  But here, once again, we see that there may be special cases of human-social, e.g., ‘class-social’, ‘multi-meta-monadic cumula’, within which ‘‘‘horizontal’’’ interactions are suppressed, and within which egalitarian tendencies are forcibly minimized, which are, indeed, authoritarian, dictatorial, perverted and pathological -- sado-masochistic -- human-social hierarchies [just consider the Catholic Church, recently ordered, by the International Truth-In-Naming Tribunal [ITINT], to change the church’s legal name to Baby-Rapers Incorporated, International].

Yet even, at least formally, in a capitalist, representative-democratic republic -- however often ‘‘‘honored, actually, in the breach’’’ -- the “lowest” level of authority in the hierarchy of governmental power, that of the citizenry; of the, largely proletarianized, wage-laboring [i.e., self-selling, or ‘self-alienating’], relatively-impoverished people at large -- may, on its own, independent initiative, over-rule and topple the “highest” level of authority in that hierarchy of governmental power, e.g., the presidency, e.g., by voting the president out of office in the next election.

Despite their inadvertent insightfulness regarding dialectic, my encounter with all of the paeans to hierarchy that these ideologues dish out makes me hope for, even more -- and, more importantly, makes me work for, even more -- the potential future epochs of global human thriving and flourishing, in which our future species-mates will no longer suffer the class rule of parasitic, psychopathic and sociopathic mass-murderer-predators, warping, perverting, ruining, suppressing, wasting, and massacring human life at every opportunity.



FYI:  Much of the work of Karl Seldon, and of his collaborators, including work by “yours truly”, is available, for your free-of-charge download, via --


and




Regards,

Miguel Detonacciones,
Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison






















Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Check Out Our New Website: www.dialectics.info !





Dear Readers,


We have opened an additional website, while the old website is being repaired:  www.dialectics.info -- Check it out!


Regards,

Miguel

Monday, December 10, 2018

Just Posted a Comment ...

Dear Readers,


FYI:  I just posted the following comment to a post at ScienceFiction.com that mentioned Apple's plan to develop an adaptation for television of Asimov's Foundation series --

Those who have been moved by Asimov’s ‘Foundation heptalogy’, might want to know about a pseudonymous group that has derived seven “simultaneous” ‘psychohistorical-dialectical [meta-]equations’, using a new mathematics of their own discovery, and that apply them, to the real world of a single planet, Earth -- now poised between the alternatives of a New/Final Dark Age, and a first GLOBAL Renaissance -- so as to devise a ‘‘‘Seldon Plan’’’ for planet Earth.

The works of this group are available for free-of-charge download via www.dialectics.org and www.dialectics.info .



-- URL --

http://sciencefiction.com/2018/12/04/rupert-grint-will-costar-m-night-shyamalans-upcoming-apple-series/


Regards,

Miguel

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Part 1.: Arthur Koestler on «Aufheben» ‘Meta-holon-ic’ Dialectics [but using different nomenclature].







Part 1.:  Arthur Koestler on «Aufheben» Meta-holon-ic Dialectics

[but using different nomenclature].







Dear Readers,


In his influential 1967 book entitled The Ghost in the Machine, Arthur Koestler sets forth a universal principle -- not just a human-social developmental principle -- of [meta-]evolution, and of ontology self-expansion, which is essentially the same as the universal principle that is key to the interpretation and solution of so many of the applied dialectical meta-equations formulated via the SeldonianFirst Arithmetic for Dialectics, and via its dialectical algebra, per the Seldonian Algorithmic-Heuristic Universal Dialectical Method. 

The Seldonian term for this principle of meta-evolution is ‘«aufheben» meta-unit-ization dialectic.’ 

Its ‘‘‘vertical’’’ aspect is the systematic presentation of a co-extant, co-present, or synchronic finitary qualo-fractal content-structure, which is an«aufheben» multi-meta-monad-ic, multi-meta-ontic cumulum’. 

Its ‘‘‘horizontal’’’ aspect is the reconstruction of the history of a successive, progressing, diachronic, finitary qualo-fractaltemporal sequence, which is a recurrent «aufheben» meta-monad-ization historical process, progressively forming and accumulating an«aufheben» multi-meta-monad-ic, multi-meta-ontic cumulum’.    

Arthur Koestler opens chapter III of his book -- the chapter entitled, simply “THE HOLON” -- with an all too apt quote from Lancelot Law Whyte:  “I ask the reader to remember that what is most obvious may be most worth[y] of analysis.  Fertile vistas may open out when commonplace facts are examined from a fresh point of view.” 

Indeed, a universal principle -- a «genos» quality, in- common to diverse myriads of qualitatively different , ontologically-different «speci»-al cases, may, because of its very universality, be noticed, episodically, in various specific contexts, and yet its full«gene»-ricity may go un-noticed and un-noted for eons. 
How many language-groups exhibited different words for the generic numerosity that we, today, name “three”, depending upon, e.g., whether three people, three birds, or three bees were being languaged?

Such was also the case with the discernment of the ‘«gene»-rality of the ‘«aufheben» meta-monad-ization process as the key to grasping, and to mathematically, ideographically formulating, a single and singular, recurrently self-involutionary Dialectics of Nature.  This discernment, as far as we know, arrived only circa April 1996 C.E./B.U.E., via Karl Seldon. 

Thus, in his “Appendix I” to The Ghost in the Machine, Arthur Koestler addresses this universal principle using a nomenclature of “holons” and of the “open hierarchical systems”.

The noxious nature of human-social “hierarchy”, Koestler, as a capitalist ideologue, is wont to retro-project back upon all of ‘pre-human Nature’, as well as to project it upon all of contemporaneous ‘exo-human Nature’, thereby prochronistically overburdening and overloading those ontologies with all of the vicious, violent, oppressive, exploitative, pathological and perverted, sado-masochistic connotations of this excrescence of the class-society phase of human-social development-in-alienation, seeking thereby to subliminally justify an eternality of human-social hierarchy, i.e., of class despotism, in the subconscious minds of his victim-readers, by this bogus imprimatur of the purported ‘naturality’ and “universality” of hierarchy.

Therefore, we will not follow him in this ideological gambit.  Instead, in quoting him below, we will substitute our own terms, in square brackets, whenever he launches into his morbid mantras mouthing and lauding the ruling class hope for the eternality of their despotic hierarchy.

Appendix I:  GENERAL PROPERTIES [QUALITIES] OF OPEN [‘FINITARY QUALO-FRACTAL’] SYSTEMS...

“I.I  The organism in its structural aspects is not an aggregation of elementary parts, and in its functional aspects not a chain of elementary units of behaviour.”

“I.2  The organism is to be regarded as a multi-levelled hierarchy [finitary multi-scaled qualo-fractal] of semi-autonomous sub-wholes, branching into sub-wholes of a lower order [of sequentially smaller scales] and so on.  Sub-wholes on any level of the hierarchy [this scales-regress qualo-fractal] are referred to as holons.”

“I.3  Parts and wholes in an absolute sense do not exist... .  The concept of the holon is intended to reconcile the atomistic and holistic approaches.”

“I.4  Biological holons are self-regulating open systems which display both the autonomous properties [qualities] of wholes and the dependent properties [qualities] of parts.  This dichotomy [F.E.D.:  what we call an ‘intra-duality’, ‘self-duality’, or ‘self-antithesis’] is present on every level [qualo-fractal scale] of every type of hierarchic [qualo-fractal] organization, and is referred to as the Janus Effect or Janus principle [F.E.D.:  a special case of what we call ‘the universal principle of ineluctable self-duality as the cause of dialectic’].”

“I.5  More generally, the term ‘holon’ may be applied to any stable [temporally and temporarily recurrent] biological or social [F.E.D.:  or pre-biological] sub-whole which displays rule-governed behaviour [F.E.D.:  which exhibits recurrent patterns of actions formulable as rules] and/or structural Gestalt-constancy [temporally and temporarily recurrent content-structure].  Thus, organelles and homologous organs are evolutionary holons [F.E.D.:  every holon is a [meta-] evolutionary holon, in either a diachronic or a synchronic sense, or, in many cases, in both senses]; ...; phonemes, morphemes, words, phrases are linguistic holons [F.E.D.:  a more coherent synchronic holons categories-series here might be letters, syllables, words, phrases/clauses, sentences, paragraphs, ...]; individuals, families, tribes, nations are [human-]social holons [F.E.D.:  a more coherent synchronic holons categories-series here might be families, neighborhoods, districts, municipalities, counties, provinces (:states” in the U.S.), regions, nation-states...; a more coherent diachronic holons categories-series here might be single-family bands, multi-family camps, villages, multi-village chiefdoms, multi-chiefdom/multi-tribe city-states, multi-city-state empires,... .  Koestler, as many others, tends to mix-up the two; to conflate synchronic ‘qualo-fractal finite series’ and/with diachronic ‘qualo-fractal finite series’]. ...”

“3.7  Structurally, the mature organism is a hierarchy [an iterated «aufheben» content-structure] of parts within parts. ...”

“5.6  A holon on the n level of an output-hierarchy [finitary qualo-fractal] is represented on the n + 1 level as a unit, and triggered into action as a unit.  A holon, in other words, is a system of relata which is represented on the next higher level as a relatum.”  [color and underline emphases added by F.E.D.].



As we have noted here in earlier blog-entries, e.g., in --


-- a ‘dialectical [i.e., an iterated «aufheben] cumulum’ is not, in general, a hierarchy.  But here, once again, we see that there may be special cases of human-social, e.g., ‘class-social’, ‘multi-meta-monadic cumula’, within which ‘‘‘horizontal’’’ interactions are suppressed, and within which egalitarian tendencies are forcibly minimized, which are, indeed, authoritarian, dictatorial, perverted and pathological -- sado-masochistic -- human-social hierarchies.

Yet even, at least formally, in a capitalist, representative-democratic republic -- however often ‘‘‘honored, actually, in the breach’’’ -- the “lowest” level of authority in the hierarchy of governmental power, that of the citizenry; of the, largely proletarianized, wage-laboring [i.e., self-selling, or ‘self-alienating’], relatively-impoverished people at large -- may, on its own, independent initiative, over-rule and topple the “highest” level of authority in that hierarchy of governmental power, e.g., the presidency, by voting the president out of office in the next election.



FYI:  Much of the work of Karl Seldon, and of his collaborators, including work by “yours truly”, is available for your free-of-charge download via --



Regards,

Miguel Detonacciones,
Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison