Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Categorial Progression Progress -- Part 08: ‘Seldonisms’ Series.

Categorial Progression Progress:  That in which the Progress of a Dialectical Categorial Progression Consists -- Part 08:  Seldonisms Series.

Dear Reader,

It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, 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 eighth 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 8th installment, Seldon describes that in which the progress of a dialectical categorial progression consists.

Seldon --

Per our method, a dialectical categorial progression is that which is generated by the self-[re-]iterated self-involution of the «arché» ‘categorogram’ of a given Domain, within the known cosmos, or for the known cosmos as a whole as that Domain [i.e., ‘The [singular] Dialectic of Nature’], when the so-generated, combinatorically possible, initially algebraic-unknown symbol-formations can be defined, by the modeler, i.e., assigned to known categories of distinct kinds of units -- to known ontology; to known «arithmoi» of «monads» -- inhering in that Domain.”

“Such a categorial progression consists of an ordered ‘ontological categorial analysis’ of the ontological contents of that Domain, expressed as a ‘consecuum-cumulum’ series of solved/defined ‘category-symbols’, exhibiting consecutively-increasing determinateness, consecutively-increasing complexity, consecutively-increasing thought-concreteness, up until the ultimate extant category of the given Domain is reached, after a finite count of ‘category-symbols’ has been generated and defined/solved.”

“Such a non-amalgamative ‘‘‘sum’’’ or “series” of ‘category-symbols’ consists of a single ideographic archeogramsymbol, representing the «arché» category of the Domain, followed by an alternating series of [[partial and] full] ideographic contragrams and [partial and full] ideographic unigrams.”

“The ‘‘‘progress’’’ of such a dialectical categorial progression, whether systematic/~synchronic, or historical/macro-diachronic..., consists in the movement/ontological growth/ontological expansion, modeled via the consecutive escalation in value of the whole-number independent variable involution parameter, that counts the successive, stage-wise expansion -- whether the step-wise s or the epoch-wise tau -- of the model of that progression, from an «arché»-category/kind-«arithmos» that explicitly encompasses, perhaps, only a small part of the «monads» that inhere in the given Domain that is to be ontologically modeled/comprehended/explained, expanding toward, and, finally, expanding to, a ‘qualitative superposition’/“non-amalgamative sum” of qualities/‘category-symbols’/kind-«arithmoi» that, as defined/solved by the modeler, together encompass all of the ‘essence-ial’ «monads» that are implicitly represented by this categorial partition of the Domain’s ontological «arithmoi», i.e., that inhere in that Domain, including the exceptional, “tail of the distribution” «monads», also ‘essence-ial’ rather than ‘‘‘accidental’’’ to that Domain.

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,

Voting 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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