Saturday, September 10, 2016

Seldon's Sayings Series, #11. 'DUalectics' -- the Unity of '''Vertical Dialectic''' and '''Horizontal Dialectic'''.








Dear Readers,






It is my pleasure to share with you, from time to time, selections from the seminal sayings, and writings, shared by him among we of F.E.D., by our co-founder, Karl Seldon [main site:  www.dialectics.org ]. 





Such is the following --



... Our ‘unified theory of universal dialectics’ encompasses a two-fold, or dual, ‘‘‘complex unity’’’ of «aufheben» dialectics.”



 

“The first dimension of that dual «aufheben» dialectics is what we call ‘‘‘vertical dialectic’’’.  It arises out of the Platonian heritage of dialectics.  This ‘‘‘vertical dialectic’’’ involves the «aufheben» ‘meta-unit-ization’ of multiple more specific, or ‘‘‘«species»’’’, ontological category-units, into a single, more general, or «genos», ontological category-unit.”





“The second dimension of that dual «aufheben» dialectics is what we call ‘‘‘horizontal dialectic’’’.  It arises out of the Marxian-Hegelian heritage of dialectics -- of both “systematic dialectic” and “historical dialectic”.  This ‘‘‘horizontal dialectic’’’, which did not exist, for Plato, at least throughout his earlier work, in which he maintained belief in a Parmenidean eternal stasis and immutability [ahistoricity] of the ultimate «Eide», involves the «aufheben» ‘meta-unit-ization’ of [at least some of] the multiple units of an earlier ontological category, to form each single [thus ‘‘‘meta-’’’]unit of the multiple [meta-]units of a single later ontological category.”


“We therefore, among ourselves, sometimes call the F.E.D. version of [universal] dialectics by the name dualectics’, for short....
 

Regards,

Miguel













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