‘Dialecticity’ as ‘Karmicity’ Demystified -- Part 06: ‘The Seldon Files’ 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 sixth 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 6th installment, Seldon describes that aspect of his theory of dialectic which is a demystification of the ancient religious dogma of karma, in terms of the ‘dyadic Seldon function’ mathematical model of dialectic.
“Just as Marx’s theory resembles Hegel’s theory, but minus the mysticism, so F.E.D. theory resembles the ancient religious doctrines of “the law of karma”, as a “law of [“Spirit-permeated”] Nature, but minus the mysticism.”
“Thus, for example, per the ‘dyadic dialectic function’ -- the ‘dyadic self-«aufheben» function’ -- if x represents the selected «arché» ontological ‘‘‘eventity’’’ for a given Domain within our cosmos, or for the cosmos as a whole, or, for either case, even if x represents the qualitative superposition of a ‘meta-genealogical’ multiplicity of ontological ‘‘‘eventities’’’, the ‘dyadic function’ holds that --
x = x1 ---> x2
-- that is, that, in or as time, x inexorably goes to or becomes x “squared”.”
“That is, the ontological kind of activity or of action that x represents, becomes, in or as time, the application of that activity to itself; the self-application of operation x; the self-interaction of action x; the ‘‘‘self-reflexion’’’ of x, x’s bending back upon itself; the ‘self-refluxion’ of x, the flowing back to self of the ontological kind of activity that x stands for; and also the ‘self-involution’ of the x ‘‘‘eventity’’’.”
“Mathematically, algebraically [in accord with the axioms of the NQ arithmetic that undergirds this algebra], the ‘contra-Boolean’ expression
x = x1 ---> x2
means that linearity goes to nonlinearity, that linear x, or x1, inexorably goes to/becomes ‘quadratically’ nonlinear x, i.e., x2.”
“The “karma”, or ‘karmic mechanics’ [‘karmic dynamics’] -- in a word, the quality of ‘karmicity’ -- of any such ‘‘‘eventity’’’, x, is that, to exist/enact-itself entails, later, to receive itself back, to meet itself, to confront itself, to transform itself by its own kind of action acting upon itself, although the/any mediation of this ‘self-refluxion’ by the non-x is elided in this ‘‘‘karmic’’’ algebra.”
“For x to operate upon the rest of the universe is also, inescapably, for x to operate upon the whole universe, itself included, and thus, a little later, to operate upon itself as well as upon the rest of the universe.”
“This is not some kind of mystical equilibrium doctrine of eternal stasis, or of some temporally and temporarily delayed restoration of immutability. The activity x2 does not restore the pre-x1 state of the Domain, or of the cosmos as a whole, as the totality.”
“The ‘karmicity’ of each x1 means that the ontology of the Domain in which x1 inheres, or of the cosmos as a whole, continually expands itself, in or as time.”
“That is, x1 ---> x2, and --
x2 = x1 + Delta_x1 |-= x1 + y1
-- is such that y1 is not less than x1, and y1 is not equal to x1, and y1 is not greater than x1, i.e., is such that y1 is qualitatively, ontologically unequal to x1.”
“The other key to this theory is to recognize that
x1 ---> x2 is a self-«aufheben» operation, or self-«aufheben» process -- that is, a dialectical process -- enacted upon x by x itself; a process of x ‘meta-genealogically’ giving birth to y as x’s ‘supplementary opposite’, or ‘antithesis-eventity’; of the ‘endo-duality’ of x itself expressing itself, at length, as the ‘exo-duality’ of y versus x.”
“That is, the units of the ontological ‘‘‘eventity’’’/category/«arithmos» that y represents are ‘aufhebenations’ -- ‘meta-unit-izations’ -- of some of the former units of x.”
“As a ‘‘‘law of Nature’’’, i.e., as a human, linguistic description of Nature, diachronically, at every [‘qualo-fractal’] scale and in every past epoch of Nature’s history that we have so far observed/reconstructed, and also, when interpreted relationally, more-synchronically
x1 ---> x2 |-= x1 + y1
as a description of Nature’s present constitution or ‘content-structure’, this expression works, and it also works for our expectations/predictions of the future of Nature, and of the future of Terran humanity/human Nature within and as part of Nature as a whole, of Nature as the totality.”
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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