‘The Plurality of Dialectical, Determinate Negation’.
-- Part 02: Seldon’s Secrets Series.
It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an elected member of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] General Council, 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 second 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 2nd installment, Seldon describes the cumulative correlation of multiple determinate negations that characterizes any complex, composite dialectical category.
“Given x as denoting a complex, composite, ‘categorially-combinatorically advanced’ category in a dialectical categorial progression -- historical, or systematic -- it is a ‘typicality’ that this category’s next ‘not-x’ will contain many other categories, via a multiplicity or multitude of categorial determinate negations, e.g., one for each, or at least for some/many, of the categorial determinations, or ‘‘‘qualities’’’, already contained in category x.”
“This is why dialectics – dialectical categorial progressions – can be polyadic, with ‘adicities’ of > 2, i.e., with multiple determinate-negation-related categories in the dialectical categorial progression ‘‘‘descending’’’ from, or, in Marx’s sense, “ascending from”, the single «arché» category.”
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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