Monday, September 12, 2016

Seldon's Sayings Series, #12. Monads' Combinatorics Drives Categories' Combinatorics.

Dear Readers,

It is my pleasure to share with you, from time to time, selections from the seminal sayings, and writings, shared by him among we of F.E.D., by our co-founder, Karl Seldon [main site: ]. 

Such is the following --

... ‘‘‘horizontal’’’, [psycho]historical, or diachronic, ‘‘‘dialectical agebra’’’ is, for us -- in our interpretation -- a matter of ‘categorial combinatorics’ by way of ‘monadic combinatorics’.”

“That is, certain sub-groups of the units of a given ontological category -- i.e., kind-of-being category -- create, in [and as] time, via their expanded self-reproduction, conditions wherein and whereby they coalesce.”
“They coalesce into a new kind of being, a new kind of ‘‘‘meta-’’’units, in the sense that each new-kind unit is made up out of the multiplicity of the former units of one of those sub-groups of the former kind-of-being -- i.e., the former kind-of-unit -- of the given category, the earlier category, the first category that we mentioned above. 

Said another way, those sub-grouped units of the former category become sub-units of the [thus ‘‘‘meta-’’’]units of the successor category.”

“The resulting new-kind, [‘‘‘meta-’’’]units then become the units that constitute -- and that are addressed univocally by the name of, or by the algebraic ideographic symbol for -- the successor category, a new category, a second category, ontologically different -- qualitatively different, in its content, in its meaning, in its subject-matter -- from the given, earlier, first-mentioned category.”

“Then, later still, some of the units of the given, first category combine with some of the [‘‘‘meta-’’’]units of this newer, second category.”

“The resulting ‘‘‘hybrid’’’ units form the base of a yet a newer, third kind-of-thing, or ontological, category, ontologically different -- qualitatively different -- from both of its two predecessor ontological categories; from both the first category and the second category. ...

We hold that every major existent of our cosmos, including every major kind that has ever existed in our cosmos*, whether it still exists in our present epoch, or whether it once existed, but has ceased to exist by now, and -- we expect -- that everything that will ever come into existence in our cosmos in the future, will arise by such -- by [‘‘‘meta-’’’ or ‘‘‘self-’’’]combination of the «monads» or units that are within, and constitutive of,  a single category, or by the combination of the qualitatively different units of two or more qualitatively, ontologically distinct categories, or by combinations of such combinations. ...



*E.D. Editors:  We cannot yet assert this contention with clarity with regard to the ontological categories of so-called Dark Energy and Dark Matter, since they presently remain uncertain as scientific categories -- that is, they are scientifically uncertain categories whose empirical content remains largely unknown.

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