Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Seldon’s Opus: Key Excerpts. Excerpt Number 9 -- ‘Systematicity Recapitulates Historicity.’





Seldons Opus:  Key Excerpts.  Excerpt Number 9 --

Systematicity Recapitulates Historicity.

Dear Readers,

It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an Officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, to share with you, from time to time, as they are approved for public release by the F.E.D. General Council, key excerpts from the internal writings of our co-founder, Karl Seldon.
The ninth such release in this new series is pasted in below.  [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied to the direct transcript of our co-founder’s discourse].


How is it that a ‘«gene»-ric algebraic dialectic is possible, i.e., as a «genos» with [at least] two «species», namely, (1) synchronic /systematic dialectical algebra, & (2) diachronic/historical dialectical algebra?

“How can a single algebra describe both the cross-sectional & thelongitudinal?

“Because systematicity doubly-recapitulates historicity.

“Because ‘‘‘systematic dialectic’’’  doubly-recapitulates ‘‘‘historical dialectic’’’.

“Because synchronicity doubly-recapitulates diachronicity.

This is a qualitative aspect of ‘‘‘time-binding’’’ [cf. Korzybski].

And, again, as in a hologram, locality[e.g., ‘‘‘ontogeny’’’] recapitulates globality.

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