Full[er] Title: How has the Subject of Dialectics Progressed Since Plato?
We of the Foundation who are engaged in the effort to communicate the findings of the Foundation's research to a wider public -- Hermes de Nemores, Aoristos Dyosphainthos, and myself, included -- continue to find both inspiration and aspiration in the way that Karl Seldon speaks volumes in a few words.
A case in point occurred recently -- one which I want to share with you -- during an internal 'multilogue' in which the following question was among those addressed -- "How has dialectics progressed since Plato?" -- and to which Karl Seldon wrote-out the following four sentence answer on the big screen [to which I have added the standard E.D. color-coding]:
"Dialectics lost its Parmenides."
"<<Species>> became also speciation; <<gene>> became also generation."
" 'Ideo-taxonomy' became also dynamical, and 'onto-dynamical'. "
"Dialectics became diachronic: to Plato's dialectical 'ideo-systematics', historical dialectics was added."
Twenty-four hundred years of progress summarized in four propositions!