Tuesday, September 17, 2019

‘Algorithmicities vs. Heuristicities’.

 The Systematic Dialectic of Algorithmicities vs. Heuristicities.

Dear Readers,

The purpose of this blog-entry, is to call your attention to the dialectical interconnexion among the ideo-ontological categories that, respectively, represent cases of algorithmic methods of solution of general classes of problems, cases of heuristic methods of solution, and cases of what we call algorithmic heuristic or heuristic algorithmic methods of solution.

It might be considered that the latter case has long been extant, and includes the ancient methods of iterative calculation of the values of “purely”-quantitative “irrational” numbers, such as “Heron’s Method”, and the ancient Mediterranean method of «Anthyphairesis».  These methods are “algorithmic”, in that they involve exact mathematical recipes for each of their iterations.  But these methods are also “heuristic” in that they provide, not a single, unique, and uniquely correct value, but a potentially-infinite [in Aristotle’s sense] sequence of improving approximate values, with each further increment of their iteration.

However, the algorithmic heuristic that we have most in mind, here, is the purely”-qualitative method of solution for categorial combinatoric problems which we call the Seldonian NQ Dialectical Method -- The Universal Algorithmic Heuristic Dialectical Method.

A dialectogram depicting this dialectic’, plus a commentary on thatdialectogram’, is appended below.

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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