‘‘‘Psychohistory’’’ of Theory ‘Problematicity’ -- Part 10: ‘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 tenth 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 10th installment, Seldon addresses the question ‘¿Why are scientific theories, and theories in general, so problematic?’.
“Part of the ‘‘‘root cause’’’ of the ‘problematicity’ of theories in general is this:
Theories in general reflect the depth of penetration -- the ‘‘‘depth’’’ of appropriation -- of ‘exo-human Nature’, and of human Nature, by humanity; by human societal self-reproductive praxis, at the time of promulgation of the theories of that time, and the ‘human-phenomic’ context of those theories’ arisings.”
“I.e., theories reflect the attained level of development of ‘the human-societal self-reproductive self-force’ as of the historical epoch in which they arise.”
“As long as there are further layers, further scales of Nature, behind and ‘‘‘deeper than’’’, the scale, and the ‘‘‘depth’’’, that the human appropriation of Nature has attained, as of the epoch in which the theories in question have arisen, then those theories “leave out”, and cannot be in resonance with, those, as yet humanly-undiscovered, ‘‘‘deeper’’’ layers of reality.”
“With respect to those then as yet humanly-unplumbed layers, the collective human mind, the ‘con-scientia’ of the human species of that time, the prevailing human «mentalité», has not yet become ‘‘‘appropriate’’’ to these deeper realities.”
“The theories, made by those of that «mentalité», and comprehensible by others of that «mentalité», reflect that deficiency.”
“However, the immanent ‘praxical’ consequences of that deficiency may become broadly evident to the human community only over and after a protracted history of “anomalous” experiment and other experience.”
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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