Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Psychohistorical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s) -- PDF of new presentation.







The Psychohistorical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s) -- PDF of new presentation.







Dear Readers,



FYI:  The F.E.D. General Council has just approved release of a new presentation on the ‘Seldonian psychohistorical-dialectical meta-equation known as The Meta-Equation of Human-Social Formations Meta-Evolution. 

An earlier, less-detailed presentation of this meta-model is available in the PDF text reachable via the following URL --



This new presentation is scheduled for later posting to the F.E.D. main web site’s Applications Page --




For your convenience, I have posted the contents of this presentation below, in the form of JPEG images.



Regards,

Miguel

















































Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mathematical Highlights of ‘The Work’.







Mathematical Highlights of ‘The Work’.







Dear Readers,


FYI:  The F.E.D. General Council has just approved release of a new, 3-page summary of our ‘Work’ -- of ‘The Seldon/F.E.D. Project’ -- from its mainly mathematical side.

A PDF of this text is scheduled for posting to the F.E.D. main web site’s Applications Page --



For your convenience, I have pasted-in, below, JPEG images of that text.

Regards,

Miguel
























Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Historical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s), to Epoch 3 -- New Summary ‘Dialectogram’ depicting ‘allo-hybrid’ as well as ‘auto-hybrid’ socio-ontological categories for the first time for our depictions of [psycho]HISTORICAL dialectics.







The Historical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s), to Epoch 3 -- New Summary Dialectogramdepictingallo-hybridas well asauto-hybridsocio-ontological categories for the first time for our depictions of [psycho]HISTORICAL dialectics.







Dear Readers,


The F.E.D. General Council has just approved release of a new, summary dialectogram for the ‘Seldonian psychohistorical-dialectical meta-equation known as The Meta-Equation of Human-Social Formations Meta-Evolution.  Further exposition of this meta-model is available in the PDF text reachable via the following URL --


This new summary dialectogramdepicts, for the first time for our depictions of [psycho]HISTORICAL dialectics, both theallo-hybridandauto-hybridsocio-ontological category-symbols generated by this meta-model.

This image is scheduled for later posting to the F.E.D. main web site Applications Page --



For your convenience, I have pasted-in the JPEG of this image, below.


Regards,

Miguel






















Thursday, March 08, 2018

Beyond “Mathematical Platonism” and Other Mathematical Mysticisms.







Beyond “Mathematical Platonism” and Other Mathematical Mysticisms.







Dear Readers,

The Special Council for the Encyclopedia recently discovered an interesting internet book discussion, reachable via the following URL:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1113522.The_Mathematical_Experience .

 

The following is an excerpt from that book discussion --

“This is the classic introduction for the educated lay reader to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities.”

I posted the following contribution to this discussion:


“The book "The Mathematical Experience" lays the groundwork for viewing mathematics, not as human record[ing]s of rare human "seeings" of a Platonic realm of immutable, eternal, infinite 'eide', registering, in advance, and always already, all possible mathematical concepts and truths, but on the contrary, for viewing mathematics as a collective, human, cultural product, and not, either, as a monolithic Darwinian manifestation of "the human Genome", but as a 'meta-Darwinian' component of 'the human Phenome'.  The later work of this book's co-author, Reuben Hersh, develops this thesis of the cultural character of mathematics much further.

One of the developments to which this understanding of what mathematics is, leads, is an immanent critique of modern mathematics as an ideology-infected science, in the Marxian sense of "ideology".  Such a critique leads to new mathematics, such as the 'dialectical ideography', or "mathematics of dialectics", developed by Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.].  Their work is available for free-of-charge download via www.dialectics.org .” 

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19257864-beyond-mathematical-platonism-and-other-mathematical-mysticisms



Regards,

Miguel






Marx’s Mathematical Manuscripts.







Marxs Mathematical Manuscripts.







Dear Readers,

The Special Council for the Encyclopedia recently discovered another interesting blog-entry, reachable via the following URL:  http://jewishcurrents.org/january-31-sofya-yanovskaya-and-marxist-mathematics/ .

 

The following is an excerpt from that blog-entry --

“Marx’s Mathematical Manuscripts must be seen as an outstanding model of dialectical practice. . ..”

I posted the following comment on this blog-entry:


“Marx’s draft writings on the calculus -- “Marx’s Mathematical Manuscripts” -- never prepared for publication by Marx during his lifetime, and only published posthumously -- should be grasped as the beginnings of a dialectical, immanent critique of the then-prevailing mathematical ideologies regarding the integro-differential calculus of Leibniz, Newton, and beyond, much as Marx had applied his dialectical method of immanent critique to the ideology-infested science of classical political economy in the volumes of his treatise Das Kapital.  In the latter work, too, there are ‘protoic’ fruitions of such an immanent critique of the ideologies enfettering modern mathematics, e.g., in the explicitly ‘qualified quantities’ and ‘quantified qualities’ of his commodity-capital and money-capital value-sums, distinguished, often by subscript, into constant capital, variable capital, and surplus-value components. 

An immanent critique of modern mathematics as an ideology-infested science, in the Marxian sense of "ideology", leads to the foundation of a new mathematics -- just as the immanent critique of classical political economy as an ideology-infested science led, in Das Kapital, to the foundations of a new, Marxian, socio-politico-economic science -- including the 'dialectical ideography', or "mathematics of dialectics", developed by Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.].  Their work is available for free-of-charge download via www.dialectics.org .” 



Regards,

Miguel







Reuben Hersh Opens a Path Beyond Mathematical Mysticisms.







Reuben Hersh Opens a Path Beyond Mathematical Mysticisms.







Dear Readers,

The Special Council for the Encyclopedia recently discovered another interesting internet book discussion, reachable via the following URL:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/750042.What_Is_Mathematics_Really_ .

 

The following is an excerpt from that book discussion --

“Most philosophers of mathematics treat it as isolated, timeless, ahistorical, inhuman.  Reuben Hersh argues the contrary, that mathematics must be understood as a human activity, a social phenomenon, part of human culture, historically evolved, and intelligible only in a social context.  Hersh pulls the screen back to reveal mathematics as seen by professionals, debunking many mathematical myths, and demonstrating how the "humanist" idea of the nature of mathematics more closely resembles how mathematicians actually work.  At the heart of his book is a fascinating historical account of the mainstream of philosophy -- ranging from Pythagoras, Descartes, and Spinoza, to Bertrand Russell, David Hilbert, and Rudolph Carnap -- followed by the mavericks who saw mathematics as a human artifact, including Aristotle, Locke, Hume, Mill, and Lakatos.  What is Mathematics, Really? reflects an insider's view of mathematical life, and will be hotly debated by anyone with an interest in mathematics or the philosophy of science.”

I posted the following contribution to this book discussion:


“The book "What Is Mathematics, Really?" lays out a view that mathematics, is not an aggregate of rare human "seeings" into a absolutely perfect Platonic realm of immutable, eternal, infinite 'eide', registering, in advance, and always already, all possible mathematical concepts and truths, but on the contrary, is a human, collective, cultural product, and not, either, that it is some monolithic Darwinian manifestation of "the human Genome", but that it is a 'meta-Darwinian' component of 'the human Phenome'. 

One of the developments to which this understanding of what mathematics is, leads, is an immanent critique of modern mathematics as an ideology-infected science, in the Marxian sense of "ideology".  Such a critique leads to a new mathematics, including to the 'dialectical ideography', or "mathematics of dialectics", developed by Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.].  Their work is available for free-of-charge download via www.dialectics.org .” 



Regards,

Miguel






Karl Marx as ‘‘‘Psychohistorian’’’.






Karl Marx as ‘‘‘Psychohistorian’’’.







Dear Readers,

The Special Council for the Encyclopedia recently discovered an interesting internet interview, reachable via the following URL:  http://www.thenorthstar.info/2013/02/18/marx-was-a-neuroscientist/ .

 

The following is an excerpt from that interview --

 

“The coherence of Marxism rests upon an attempted synthesis of materialism and the Hegelian dialectic.  What exactly is meant by such a synthesis has been a subject of great debate.  A particularly problematic character in this debate has been Lenin. Lenin’s philosophy, as expressed mainly in Materialism and Empirio-Criticism and his Philosophical Notebooks, is quite ambiguous and perhaps contradictory — he seems never quite able to resolve the synthesis between the Hegelian dialectic and materialism.  At Lenin’s worst, his philosophy reduces to a “reflection theory,” and what Axelrod called “naive realism.”  At his best, Lenin wrestles with the attempt to “apply dialectics to… the process and development of knowledge,” but the issue was never really resolved in his writings.  Due to the eventual canonization of these problematic texts, these ambiguities would lead to great disputes in Soviet Marxism, and consequently in Marxism more generally, ranging widely from the metaphysical to the positivistic.  Eventually, Soviet “dialectical materialism” would largely be reduced to mechanistic materialism, with the “dialectic” a mere superficial stylistic ornament, the ambiguity of which could be deployed for political purposes.  Partially in response, much of the academic work of “Western Marxism” moved in the other direction, abdicating claims to the natural sciences, eventually leading to what you call “proto-postmodern relativism”...”


I posted the following comment to this blog-entry, aiming to open a dialogue with the interviewee:

“It might be interesting to consider, in regard to the topic of this interview, the work of a project for the resurrection and renaissance of Marxian theory.  This project involves the derivation of a dialectical progression of systems of ‘dialectical ideography’, i.e., of “mathematics of dialectics”, via the immanent critique of the ideological vitiations prevailing in modern mathematics.  This project sees Karl Marx, certainly not as a “neuroscientist”, but as “the greatest psychohistorian that Terran humanity has so far produced”, using the term ‘‘‘psychohistorian’’’ in a critical, Marxian re-visioning of its Asimovian meaning.  Per this project, Marx’s theory should be characterized as a ‘psychohistorical materialism’, and decidedly not as any kind of pseudo-materialist actual Idealism of the Abstract Idea of “Matter”.  Also per this project, Leninism and its various offspring should be regarded as predictable degenerations -- predictable via Marxian theory -- of Marxian theory itself into an ideology in support of neo-Jacobinist putschist parties, and of the totalitarian state-bureaucratic national ruling classes to which their “successful” coup d’etat lead, in the semi-periphery of core capitalism, in the form of state-capitalist nation-states, as a new pathway for the “primitive accumulation” of industrial capital.  This work is available for free download via http://www.dialectics.org .” 







“Mathematical Dialectics and Dialectical Mathematics” -- Ivan Punchev’s 4-volume treatise.







“Mathematical Dialectics and Dialectical Mathematics” -- Ivan Punchev’s 4-volume treatise.







Dear Readers,

The Special Council for the Encyclopedia recently discovered an interesting internet blog-entry, reachable via the following URL:  http://humanfuture.info/en/introduction-to-the-system-of-dialectical-logic/ .

The following is an excerpt from that blog-entry --

Introduction to the system of dialectical logic

The work of Ivan Punchev entitled “Introduction to the system of dialectical logic” is composed by four books dedicated to one of the most fundamental and most difficult problems in philosophy.  This is building of integral system of rational dialectical logic. Currently such system exists (as a mystical type) only in Hegel, and in rational form this logic was applied only in Marx’s “Capital”.  Despite the efforts of many philosophers for more than a century, solution to this problem has not been achieved ​​entirely.  The problem is further complicated with the advent of the mathematical logic as a historic new stage in the development of formal logic.  This situation is related also with the famous “third crisis” in the foundations of mathematics started by the introduction of the mathematical concept of infinity in Set Theory and the consequently raised antinomies.  At the same time, the mathematical logic created a new standard for contemporary systematization of any scientific knowledge and thus put a requirement for mathematical modeling of the classic dialectical logic.  This issue is central to the four volumes.  In its context are studied problems of the history of the idea of a mathematical dialectical logic and dialectical mathematics. The scale and depth of this problematic situation require exploration of all main ideas in philosophy, logic and mathematics.  This determines the nature of this study as integrative, interdisciplinary and complex.”

I posted the following comment to this blog-entry, hoping to open a dialogue with the blog-entry’s author:

“It might be interesting to compare the work of Dr. Punchev with that of another project which has also derived a “new non-classical mathematical dialectics and dialectical mathematics”. In the case of this other project, their first “mathematics of dialectics” is both a ‘contra-Boolean’ algebra for dialectical logic, and a non-standard model of the Peano “Natural” numbers arithmetic, such as was foretold by both the Lowenheim-Skolem Theorem, and the “first order” logic co-application of the Goedel Completeness and Incompleteness Theorems. This work is available for free download via http://www.dialectics.org .” 







Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Desideratum #08.: New Series -- Desiderata for Our Mathematics of Dialectics.










Desideratum #08.:  New Series -- Desiderata for Our Mathematics of Dialectics.







Dear Readers,


The F.E.D. Special Council for Encyclopedia Dialectica are presently preparing new introductory materials  on the Seldonian mathematics for dialectics.  The new series of blog entries here, of which the present blog entry is the eighth instalment, are intended to share some of these new materials with you.

These materials, perhaps in updated versions, are planned for later posting to the F.E.D. main web site Applications Page --



For your convenience, I have pasted-in JPEGs of these images, below.


Regards,

Miguel
























CRISPR & E.D.’s Prediction: the irruption of a ‘meta-humanity’ -- first «species», ‘human-genomic self-re-engineering’.










CRISPR & E.D.’s Prediction:  the irruption of a meta-humanity -- first «species», human-genomic self-re-engineering.







Dear Readers,


We have publicly stated, for some years, in discussions of the meaning of the future ontological category denoted, algebraically, as the ‘‘‘algebraic unknown’’’ category described by the terms ‘qhh’ or ‘Delta_qh’ or ‘Delta_h’, and solved, by us, as y = qy, standing for ‘meta-humanity’, that presently, at least in the ‘Terran locus’, wherein we have sufficient scrutiny to know the ontological details as to what is presently extant, that the predicted y ontological category is presently-existent/extant, in this locus, only ‘‘‘fractionally’’’ [partially, ‘d’], in a qualitative, ontological sense. 

That is, what is presently extant of y, at least ‘‘‘locally’’’, is the quality dy, not yet the quality y as a whole. 

Our predictions regarding the future cosmological -- including ‘‘‘local’’’ -- irruptions of ‘meta-humanitys’ are summarized via the images pasted-in at bottom.

However, with the circa 21 January 2018 report(s) of the editing of the genotypes of 86 humans, in China, using, probably, the CRISPR/Cas9-gRNA or CRISPR/Cpf1-crRNA biomolecular genome-editing tools, we must conclude that Terran humanity has reached the threshold, technologically if not yet socio-politically, of the potential to create a meta-human genome -- «species» 1 of our predicted «genos» of meta-humanity.

CRISPR is an acronym for “Clustered Regularly Interspersed Short Palindromic Repeats” in prokaryote DNA -- in both many bacterial prokaryotes, and, perhaps even more prevalently, in ‘archaean’ prokaryotes.  It is a key part of an ancient “unicellular” immune system, enabling prokaryotes to resist the ravages of alien, e.g., viral/phage, DNA, that has been injected into their interiors.

Thus, Terran humanity may soon, historically speaking, have to navigate the complex interactions among a global movement against degenerating, tendentially totalitarian, ‘‘‘humanocidal’’’ national state-capitalisms, and for a first-ever Global Renaissance’, rooted in the creation of a unified ‘planetary polis’, founded upon ‘equitarian political-economic democracy, and the global emergence of ‘the self-re-engineering of the human genome’, as well as with possible ‘co-emergences’ of the second, ‘‘‘android robotics’’’ «species», and of the third, ‘‘‘cyborg prosthetics/bionics’’’ «species», of our predicted ‘irruption of the meta-human’.


Regards,

Miguel