Friday, September 02, 2016

Seldon's Sayings Series, #9. Why Q?

Dear Readers,

It is my pleasure to share with you, from time to time, selections from the seminal sayings, shared by him among we of F.E.D., by our co-founder, Karl Seldon [main site: ].   Standard E.D. edits, including 'ordinal illumination', have been applied to this quotation.

Such is the following --

. . . This is the original reason why we used the upper-case letter Q to “name”, ideographically, the first explicitly dialectical arithmetic in our [meta-]systematic dialectical presentation of the axioms-systems of our dialectical arithmetics, and why we have used variations on the lower-case letter ‘q’ as the symbolic element in common among each generic Q ‘meta-numeral’ symbol, and each interpreted, or ‘‘‘solved’’’, full-form category-symbol in our Q algebras of dialectical categorial progressions, both ‘‘‘synchronic’’’ and ‘‘‘diachronic’’’.

Aristotle’s [and Plato’s, and Kant’s, and Hegel’s] «Katêgoriai» are rooted in epithets, that is, in characterizations, in predicates -- in short, in qualities.

Each typical category can be mnemonically symbolized by an ideographical symbol that stands for the primary or essence-ial character, characteristic, or quality that defines that category.

Thus, for example, in our dialecticaltheory of everything” ‘cosmo-ontologicalcategorial progression, we have used ‘qr’ to stand for the generic or common quality defining the ‘‘‘pre-atomic particles’’’, then ‘qa’ to stand for that defining atoms, then ...



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