«Aoristos Dyas» [“Indefinite Dyad”] -- ‘Seldon on Plato’.
It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, and as a voting member of F.E.D., 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 from the internal sayings, of our co-founder, Karl Seldon.
The presently latest such release is posted below [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied, in the version presented below, by the editors of the F.E.D. Special Council for the Encyclopedia, to the direct transcript of our co-founder’s discourse].
Simplicius, Metaphysics 187a: “...‘according to Plato the One and the Indefinite Dyad [M.D.: «Aoristos Dyas»], which he spoke of as [the] Great and [the] Small, are the Principles of all things and even [of] the Forms [M.D.: i.e., of the «Arithmoi Eide-tikoi»] themselves.’… [emphases added].
“What is Plato’s Mystical Principle, that of the «Aoristos Dyas» [“Indefinite Dyad”], after it has been submitted to a dialectical, immanent critique, and divested of its irrational, mystical form?”
“We hold that it is but an abstract distillation and mystification from the observation, and from the assertion, of the ‘‘‘double-edginess’’’ of realities in general; of the immanent, ‘internal duality’ within each thing -- of the ‘intra-duality’, of the ‘endo-duality’, of the ‘intro-duality, in short, of the ineluctable ‘SELF-duality’ of things -- of that very ‘self-duality’ which is the cause of all of real dialectic itself.”
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