Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Part 02: The Seldon Dialogues, Excerpts -- Natural History is TOTAL History.





Part 02:  The Seldon Dialogues, Excerpts -- Natural History is TOTAL History.

Dear Readers,

FYI --
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 and sayings of our co-founder, Karl Seldon.
The second such release in this new series is pasted in below.  [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied, in the version presented below, to the direct transcript of our co-founder’s discourse].


Miguel Detonacciones,

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

...‘‘‘Nature’’’ is THE Totality.  There is only Nature [and It is dialectical -- i.e., is aufhebenizing -- through-and-through].

“The part of Nature in which we immediately inhere -- ‘human Nature -- is just the most advanced, most recent self-extension of Nature, to our present knowledge.”

“Hence, ‘‘‘Natural History’’’ is all of History, includinghuman History; is ‘‘‘Total History’’’, the history of everything that now exists, and of everything that ever existed in the past, whether or not it still exists in the present, and of everything that ever will exist in the future.”

 “So:  ‘‘‘Natural History’’’ is ‘‘‘the Totality’’’...

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