Tuesday, August 20, 2019

On Encyclopedia Dialectica [E.D.]. Part 08: Seldon’s ‘‘‘Seeings’’’ Series.

Part 08:  Seldon’s ‘‘‘Seeings’’’ Series --

 On Encyclopedia Dialectica [E.D.].

Dear Readers,

It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, 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 eighth such release in this new series is entered below [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied, in the version presented below, by the editors of the Special Council for the Encyclopedia, to the direct transcript of our co-founder’s discourse].

This 8th instalment addresses the principle publications of Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica, namely, the editions of the planned multi-volume Encyclopedia Dialectica itself.


...Encyclopedia Dialectica is an ontological encyclopedia -- a data dictionary, an information dictionary, and a knowledge dictionary -- for the universal ontological categories that constitute our Universal Taxonomy.”

“And, because ‘cosmo-ontology’, even when viewed in snapshot, freeze-frame, stroboscopic, statical, momentaneous cross-section, is dialectical, in our sense of vertical dialectic and of ‘‘‘systematic dialectic’’’, i.e., is «aufheben»-relational, and because, moreover, the [dynamical] processes of ‘‘‘onto-gene-sis’’’ and of onto-dynamasis are also dialectical, in our sense of horizontal dialectic and of ‘‘‘historical dialectic’’’, Encyclopedia Dialectica is also a dialectical encyclopedia.”

“Furthermore, because Encyclopedia Dialectica is cosmologically comprehensive, to present knowledge, encompassing all of the known instances/appearances of dialectic, all known classes of dialectical phenomenation, Encyclopedia Dialectica is also an encyclopedia OF dialectics, a compendium of all of the dialectical definitions of all of the kinds of dialectics -- of all of the dialectical, or «aufheben», processes and relations -- that constitute our cosmos.”

“Finally, because dialectical ontological categories are also of qualitatively different kinds -- standing for ‘‘‘«arithmoi» of «monads»’’’ of definite kinds -- Encyclopedia Dialectica is also a meta-Pythagorean, and also therefore a ‘meta-Platonian’, and a ‘meta-Hegelian’ Encyclopedia of all [of the] «Arithmoi»’, of all of the kinds of [indefinite] ‘‘‘Numbers’’’, or of all of the Numbers of kinds, in somewhat of the Ancient sense of «Arithmos» [‘‘‘Number’’’], i.e., of kind-Numbers, representing mental-image ensembles of the actual, including physical, ‘‘‘eventities’’’, whose «Eide» are grasped as categories for/representing those ontological units, those «arithmoi» of units, each unit of each «arithmos» being of a qualitatively, ontologically different, specific kind, but related, dialectically and meta-genelogically, to all other specific kinds.”

We do not plan for Encyclopedia Dialectica to remain a mere text:  we plan for it to become a ‘‘‘holodeck program’’’, an executable code compendium of dialectical-ideographical ‘meta-models’, controlling the depictions ‘‘‘inside’’’ which its users can “walk around”, and witness 3-D dynamical-holographic projection-simulations of the ‘‘‘eventities’’’/phenomena which this encyclopedia dialectically defines.

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:



Miguel Detonacciones,

Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Participant, F.E.D. Special Council for Public Liaison,
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison.

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