‘ideo-ontology’ -- Part 03: ‘Seldonisms’ Series.
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 third release in this new such series 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].
In this 3rd installment, Seldon defines his concept of ‘ideo-ontology’.
“We distinguish ‘physio-ontology’ -- “tangible”, sensuously-perceived kinds of things -- from ‘ideo-ontology’.”
“ ‘ideo-ontology’ refers to non-sensuous kinds of things, to kinds of ‘idea-objects’ that have no immediate, direct counterparts in our sensuous world.”
“Of course, even physical objects are known only as mediated through the human senses and brain/mind.”
“There is also a ‘‘‘dialectical synthesis’’’ category of ‘ideo-physio-ontology’. A compelling example of such is a 1934 “Woodrow Wilson” US$100,000 bill. Physically, it is a thin slip of printed paper. But it would command vast magnitudes of living human labor, and/or of products of past human labor, such is the magnitude of economic value collectively projected onto that thin slip of printed paper by human beings under contemporary ‘psychohistorical-material conditions’.”
“New ‘ideo-ontology’ -- especially new mathematical ‘ideo-ontology’ -- to qualify as such, must cohere internally and with other, already-extant ‘ideo-ontology’ of its Domain; must form part of, and ‘‘‘fit’’’ as part of, a coherent ‘ideo-system’.”
“If “candidate” new ‘ideo-ontology’ exhibits ‘dysherences’, if it ‘dysheres’ -- e.g., if it harbors gaps, lacunae, propositional contradictions, internally and/or with respect to already-extant ‘ideo-ontolog(y)(ies)’ of its Domain -- then it must be modified in order to qualify, and to be “elected” as achieving, ‘ideo-ontological validity’.”
For more information regarding these Seldonian insights, please see --
For partially pictographical, ‘poster-ized’ visualizations of many of these Seldonian insights -- specimens of ‘dialectical art’ -- see:
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