Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Psychohistorical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s) -- PDF of new presentation.







The Psychohistorical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s) -- PDF of new presentation.







Dear Readers,



FYI:  The F.E.D. General Council has just approved release of a new presentation on the ‘Seldonian psychohistorical-dialectical meta-equation known as The Meta-Equation of Human-Social Formations Meta-Evolution. 

An earlier, less-detailed presentation of this meta-model is available in the PDF text reachable via the following URL --



This new presentation is scheduled for later posting to the F.E.D. main web site’s Applications Page --




For your convenience, I have posted the content of this presentation, below, in the form of JPEG images.



Regards,

Miguel



















































Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Historical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s) to Epoch 3 -- New Summary ‘Dialectogram’ depicting ‘allo-hybrid’ as well as ‘auto-hybrid’ socio-ontological categories for the first time for our depictions of [psycho]HISTORICAL dialectics.







The Historical Dialectic of Human-Social Formation(s) to Epoch 3 -- New Summary Dialectogramdepictingallo-hybridas well asauto-hybridsocio-ontological categories for the first time for our depictions of [psycho]HISTORICAL dialectics.







Dear Readers,


The F.E.D. General Council has just approved release of a new, summary dialectogram for the ‘Seldonian psychohistorical-dialectical meta-equation known as The Meta-Equation of Human-Social Formations Meta-Evolution.  Further exposition of this meta-model is available in the PDF text reachable via the following URL --


This new summary dialectogramdepicts, for the first time for our depictions of [psycho]HISTORICAL dialectics, both theallo-hybridandauto-hybridsocio-ontological category-symbols generated by this meta-model.

This image is scheduled for later posting to the F.E.D. main web site Applications Page --



For your convenience, I have pasted-in the JPEG of this image, below.


Regards,

Miguel






















Monday, March 12, 2018

¿Still No Asimov’s Foundation/Psychohistory Movie -- Why?







¿Still No Asimovs Foundation/Psychohistory Movie -- Why?







Dear Readers,


A “Reddit Answers” user recently posed the question -- “Why has no one tried adapting Isaac Asimov's Foundation series to film or television?


The URL for this query is --



I responded as follows --

“Despite the enduring fascination of a potentially large audience, continuing generation after generation, in Asimov's Foundation series, and in its mathematical social science of "psychohistory", no movie of that series has yet been made.  I think that this is for three main reasons.” 

“One, there is a very advanced, profoundly Marxian quality to the "lawful" progression of epochs in the "psychohistorical" development of the First Foundation that is anathema to the Big Money "powers that be", who do not want to see this kind of "social scientific" thinking broached among the middle classes, potentially replacing those interests' carefully inculcated "divide-and-conquer" Balkanization of those classes, with "theories" of racial bigotry, religious bigotry, ethnic bigotry, class bigotry, etc., that keep those classes fighting among themselves, not recognizing their real arch enemy.” 

“Second, the kind of "psychohistorical" thinking that pervades Asimov's Foundation stories is alien to the mentality of so many Hollywood screen writers.” 

“Third, there is no single, Rambo-style action hero in the Foundation stories, which span generations, and therefore foster a kind of long-term, historical thinking that is unfamiliar to many movie-goers.”

“There may be no movie, but there is a group working to actualize Asimov's "psychohistory" at Earth scale.  See www.dialectics.org .”


Regards,

Miguel







Thursday, March 08, 2018

Karl Marx as ‘‘‘Psychohistorian’’’.







Karl Marx as ‘‘‘Psychohistorian’’’.







Dear Readers,

The Special Council for the Encyclopedia recently discovered an interesting internet interview, reachable via the following URL:  http://www.thenorthstar.info/2013/02/18/marx-was-a-neuroscientist/ .

 

The following is an excerpt from that interview --

 

“The coherence of Marxism rests upon an attempted synthesis of materialism and the Hegelian dialectic.  What exactly is meant by such a synthesis has been a subject of great debate.  A particularly problematic character in this debate has been Lenin. Lenin’s philosophy, as expressed mainly in Materialism and Empirio-Criticism and his Philosophical Notebooks, is quite ambiguous and perhaps contradictory — he seems never quite able to resolve the synthesis between the Hegelian dialectic and materialism.  At Lenin’s worst, his philosophy reduces to a “reflection theory,” and what Axelrod called “naive realism.”  At his best, Lenin wrestles with the attempt to “apply dialectics to… the process and development of knowledge,” but the issue was never really resolved in his writings.  Due to the eventual canonization of these problematic texts, these ambiguities would lead to great disputes in Soviet Marxism, and consequently in Marxism more generally, ranging widely from the metaphysical to the positivistic.  Eventually, Soviet “dialectical materialism” would largely be reduced to mechanistic materialism, with the “dialectic” a mere superficial stylistic ornament, the ambiguity of which could be deployed for political purposes.  Partially in response, much of the academic work of “Western Marxism” moved in the other direction, abdicating claims to the natural sciences, eventually leading to what you call “proto-postmodern relativism”...”


I posted the following comment to this interview, aiming to open a dialogue with the interviewee:

“It might be interesting to consider, in regard to the topic of this interview, the work of a project for the resurrection and renaissance of Marxian theory.  This project involves the derivation of a dialectical progression of systems of ‘dialectical ideography’, i.e., of “mathematics of dialectics”, via the immanent critique of the ideological vitiations prevailing in modern mathematics.  This project sees Karl Marx, certainly not as a “neuroscientist”, but as “the greatest psychohistorian that Terran humanity has so far produced”, using the term '“psychohistorian”' in a critical, Marxian re-visioning of its Asimovian meaning.  Per this project, Marx’s theory should be characterized as a ‘psychohistorical materialism’, and decidedly not as any kind of pseudo-materialist actual Idealism of the Abstract Idea of “Matter”.  Also per this project, Leninism and its various offspring should be regarded as predictable degenerations -- predictable via Marxian theory -- of Marxian theory itself into an ideology in support of neo-Jacobinist putschist parties, and of the totalitarian state-bureaucratic national ruling classes to which their “successful” coup d’etat lead, in the semi-periphery of core capitalism, in the form of state-capitalist nation-states, as a new pathway for the “primitive accumulation” of industrial capital.  This work is available for free download via http://www.dialectics.org .” 







“Introduction to the System of Dialectical Logic” -- Ivan Punchev’s 4-volume treatise.







“Introduction to the System of Dialectical Logic” -- Ivan Punchev’s 4-volume treatise.







Dear Readers,

The Special Council for the Encyclopedia recently discovered an interesting internet blog-entry, reachable via the following URL:  http://humanfuture.info/en/introduction-to-the-system-of-dialectical-logic/ .

 

The following is an excerpt from that blog-entry --

Introduction to the system of dialectical logic

The work of Ivan Punchev entitled “Introduction to the system of dialectical logic” is composed by four books dedicated to one of the most fundamental and most difficult problems in philosophy.  This is building of integral system of rational dialectical logic. Currently such system exists (as a mystical type) only in Hegel, and in rational form this logic was applied only in Marx’s “Capital”.  Despite the efforts of many philosophers for more than a century, solution to this problem has not been achieved ​​entirely.  The problem is further complicated with the advent of the mathematical logic as a historic new stage in the development of formal logic.  This situation is related also with the famous “third crisis” in the foundations of mathematics started by the introduction of the mathematical concept of infinity in Set Theory and the consequently raised antinomies.  At the same time, the mathematical logic created a new standard for contemporary systematization of any scientific knowledge and thus put a requirement for mathematical modeling of the classic dialectical logic.  This issue is central to the four volumes.  In its context are studied problems of the history of the idea of a mathematical dialectical logic and dialectical mathematics. The scale and depth of this problematic situation require exploration of all main ideas in philosophy, logic and mathematics.  This determines the nature of this study as integrative, interdisciplinary and complex.”

I posted the following comment to this blog-entry, hoping to open a dialogue with the blog-entry’s author:

“It might be interesting to compare the work of Dr. Punchev with that of another project which has also derived a “new non-classical mathematical dialectics and dialectical mathematics”. In the case of this other project, their first “mathematics of dialectics” is both a ‘contra-Boolean’ algebra for dialectical logic, and a non-standard model of the Peano “Natural” numbers arithmetic, such as was foretold by both the Lowenheim-Skolem Theorem, and the “first order” logic co-application of the Goedel Completeness and Incompleteness Theorems. This work is available for free download via http://www.dialectics.org .” 






Wednesday, March 07, 2018

CRISPR & E.D.’s Prediction: the irruption of a ‘meta-humanity’ -- first «species», ‘human-genomic self-re-engineering’.










CRISPR & E.D.’s Prediction:  the irruption of a meta-humanity -- first «species», human-genomic self-re-engineering.







Dear Readers,


We have publicly stated, for some years, in discussions of the meaning of the future ontological category denoted, algebraically, as the ‘‘‘algebraic unknown’’’ category described by the terms ‘qhh’ or ‘Delta qh’ or ‘Delta_h’, and solved, by us, as y = qy, standing for ‘meta-humanity’, that presently, at least in the ‘Terran locus’, wherein we have sufficient scrutiny to know the ontological details as to what is presently extant, that the predicted y ontological category is presently-existent/extant, in this locus, only ‘‘‘fractionally’’’ [partially, ‘d’], in a qualitative, ontological sense. 

That is, what is presently extant of y, at least ‘‘‘locally’’’, is the quality dy, not yet the quality y as a whole. 

Our predictions regarding the future cosmological -- including ‘‘‘local’’’ -- irruptions of ‘meta-humanitys’ are summarized via the images pasted-in at bottom.

However, with the circa 21 January 2018 report(s) of the editing of the genotypes of 86 humans, in China, using, probably, the CRISPR/Cas9-gRNA or CRISPR/Cpf1-crRNA biomolecular genome-editing tools, we must conclude that Terran humanity has reached the threshold, technologically if not yet socio-politically, of the potential to create a meta-human genome -- «species» 1 of our predicted «genos» of meta-humanity.

CRISPR is an acronym for “Clustered Regularly Interspersed Short Palindromic Repeats” in prokaryote DNA -- in both many bacterial prokaryotes, and, perhaps even more prevalently, in ‘archaean’ prokaryotes.  It is a key part of an ancient “unicellular” immune system, enabling prokaryotes to resist the ravages of alien, e.g., viral/phage, DNA, that has been injected into their interiors.

Thus, Terran humanity may soon, historically speaking, have to navigate the complex interactions among a global movement against degenerating, tendentially totalitarian, ‘‘‘humanocidal’’’ national state-capitalisms, and for a first-ever Global Renaissance’, rooted in the creation of a unified ‘planetary polis’, founded upon ‘equitarian political-economic democracy, and the global emergence of ‘the self-re-engineering of the human genome’, as well as with possible ‘co-emergences’ of the second, ‘‘‘android robotics’’’ «species», and of the third, ‘‘‘cyborg prosthetics/bionics’’’ «species», of our predicted ‘irruption of the meta-human’.


Regards,

Miguel