Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Part 02 -- ‘The Dialectic of Marx’s Critique of Capitalist Political-Economics as a Whole’.

Part 02 -- The Dialectic of Marx’s Critique of Capitalist Political-Economics as a Whole.

Dear Readers,

FYI:  Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] has, today, continued the postings, to the Application Page of the www.dialectics.org web site, of a new series of JPEG images, presenting The [Meta-]Systematic, Presentational Dialectic of Marx’s Critique of Capitalist Political-Economics as a Whole --

For your convenience, I have also posted this second pair of images in this new series below.



Miguel Detonacciones,

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

Monday, August 28, 2017

Part 01 -- ‘The Dialectic of Marx’s Critique of Capitalist Political-Economics as a Whole’.

Part 01 -- The Dialectic of Marx’s Critique of Capitalist Political-Economics as a Whole.

Dear Readers,

FYI:  Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] has, today, begun to post, to the Application Page of the www.dialectics.org web site, a new series of JPEG images, presenting The [Meta-]Systematic, Presentational Dialectic of Marx’s Critique of Capitalist Political-Economics as a Whole --

For your convenience, I have also posted the first two images of this new series below.



Miguel Detonacciones,

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

CHARLES Fourier’s ‘‘‘Serialism’’’ -- ¿Precursor/Anticipation of the Seldonian Dialectic?

CHARLES Fouriers ‘‘‘Series-ism’’’ -- ¿Precursor/Anticipation of the Seldonian Dialectic?

Dear Readers,

FYI:  A passage from a new, 2017 book on Marx’s «Das Kapital» has “caught the eye” of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] research community, with a passage on its page 36.

This passage intimates the existence of a Fourierist, and Proudhonist, ‘serial laws’ anticipation of the Seldonian Dialectic, one that may have also influenced Marx in his ‘‘‘systematic-dialectical’’’ construction of «Das Kapital».

More specifically, this passage intimates that the Fourierist and Proudhonist concepts of ‘serial laws’ may have anticipated the multi-categorial, poly-qualinomial series qualitative superpositionings’ [“superpositions” or “sums” of qualitatively differing terms -- not of purely quantitative terms, as per JOSEPH Fourier’s famous series], or non-amalgamative sums -- i.e., the multi-ontic cumula -- of ontological-category-representing symbols, as generated by a ‘‘‘Seldon Function’’’ -- i.e., by a self-reflexive function of an «arché» ontological category.

I have reproduced this whole passage, including its footnotes, below.

Elements of the F.E.D. research community are now seeking to corroborate, or to falsify, the claims of this passage.

The book is:  Marx’s Inferno:  The Political Theory of Capital, by William Clare Roberts, Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2017.

The findings of the F.E.D. research on the claims of this passage -- one way or another -- are likely to influence the further development of the content of the www.dialectics.org methodology page --

Dialogically Yours,

Miguel Detonacciones,

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

[pp. 36-37:]  There are in Proudhon’s writings of the 1840s numerous invocations of the promise of an economic science that would reveal the tendency toward order in human society and catalyze the development of that order.60

“In Qu’est-ce que la propriété? he summed up this prospective development by coining a phrase that would have a long life as another socialist myth:  “the sovereignty of the will gives way to the sovereignty of reason and ends up being replaced by a scientific socialism.”61 

“Proudhon’s notion of this incipient social science was heavily indebted to Charles Fourier’s conception of the “series,”62 the sum of an ordered succession of elements.63

The underlying idea is that the successivestagesorperiods” (époques) of history exhibit, in turn, successive principles, and that only at the end of the series will these opposed principles come into a harmonious interrelation.” [Emphases added by M.D.].

“As Proudhon put it, “while in nature the synthesis of contraries is contemporaneous with their opposition, in society the antithetic elements seem to be produced at long intervals, and to be resolved only after long and tumultuous agitation.”64

     “Because science is supposed to grasp the series, it must proceed through the elements of the series in turn, showing how any partial summation of the series, including any element on its own, is self-contradictory and inadequate from the point of view of justice.”

“Hence, science, in Proudhon’s sense must proceed methodically, following a determinate path, and may be said to pass from appearances -- the partial aspects of the world presented by each époque -- to the reality of the whole series.”

“As Proudhon put it, “to explain the system of the world, . . . one must leave the circle of appearances.”65

“This was the task Proudhon tried to accomplish in his Système. 

60For examples, see What Is Property?, 17-20, 208-11; OC Oeuvres Complètes»; the Complete Works of Proudhon], 4:136-41, 338-42; System [System of Economical Contradictions:  Or, the Philosophy of Poverty.], 1:44, 55, 388-97; OC, 1:66, 75, 337-44; OC, 5:80-100, 405-51.”

61What Is Property?, 208-9; OC, 4:339.”

62Coincidentally, there were two Fouriers obsessed with series:  Charles, and the mathematician Joseph.  Victor Hugo, in Les Misèrables, wrote that “There was a celebrated Fourier, at the Academy of Science, whom posterity has forgotten; and in some garret an obscure Fourier, whom the future will recall” (I.III.1).  This prediction has turned out to be very nearly the opposite of the truth, as the Fourier series is integral to mathematics [and to contemporary physics -- M.D.] while the other series, and the other Fourier, if not forgotten, certainly have no import in the social sciences [the latter being, at least in part, a critique of the contemporary, ruling class ideologically-engineered, so-called “social” “sciences”, i.e., the capitalist ideologies of ‘linearoid’, ‘individualoid’ atomism, reflecting the profound mutual alienation among selves, and the self-alienation, that vitiates sociality, and human solidarity, in the modern, capitalist époque -- M.D.].”   

63Hoffman, Revolutionary Justice, 106-9; Crowder, Classical Anarchism, 112.”

64System, 1:129-30; OC, 1:135; compare What Is Property?, 19; OC, 4:19.”

65What Is Property?, 18; OC, 4:138.  Proudhon’s self-conception as a scientist has not aged well.  Even scholars very friendly to Proudhon, claim, e.g., that Proudhon’s “‘synthesis’ is quite artificial, claiming that it integrates without really doing so.” (Hoffman, Revolutionary Justice, 109).  Indeed, Proudhon himself may have been dissatisfied with this pretense for he largely dropped his claims to science after the disappointing reception of De la creation de l’ordre and Système des contradictions (Crowder, Classical Anarchism, 112).  There was, however, no point at which Proudhon either gave up his notion of historical development or his valorization of science as the outcome of that historical development.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Genesis of the Concept of ‘Equitism’ as the “Successor System” to Capitalism -- GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.

GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES -- OVERCOMING RULING-CLASS ‘STEALTH HUMANOCIDE’ [STEALTH “EUGENICS”]:  The genesis of the concept of ‘‘‘Equitism’’’ as successor system to the present, [state-]capitalist system of political economy [including to state-capitalist pseudo-socialism] was linked to several connotations of this term.  The term ‘‘‘Equitism’’’ has, for example, name-resonance with the name of the tradition of “Equitable Jurisprudence” in Anglo-American law.

Growing out of the “Crown Chancery” in England [the Office of the Crown “Chancellor”], there emerged separate courts of equity, or “courts of conscience”, to which appeal could be made from judgments by those courts enforcing common law and statute law when a defendant held that a judgment rendered by such a common law/statute law court, even if in accord with “the letter of that law”, represented a morally inadequate remedy, and thus violated “the spirit of the laws”, therefore, per that defendant, failing to deliver “true justice”. 

In U.S. jurisprudence, the two, separate kinds of courts where merged into one, and the convergence of their principles begun, with U.S. courts ‘‘‘presiding in [both] law and equity’’’, and allowing “equitable” arguments and remedies, as well as “technical” arguments, and [strictly monetary] remedies.  There have been homologous developments in the tradition of Napoleonic/Roman law.

In recent parlance, the term “equitism” is often used to refer to “gender equity”, as a “synthesis”, or “mean”, of feminism and ‘‘‘masculinism’’’.  It is sometimes also used to name a “synthesis”, or “mean”, between egoism and altruism.  There was, earlier in American history, an individualist “equitist” movement for the amelioration of property rights injustices.

But most importantly, our term ‘‘‘Equitism’’’ is meant to invoke the concept of “Capital Equity”, and the tradition of “Stockholder Democracy” [“one-share-one-vote”] that follows from it. 

“Capital Equity” rights -- rights exclusively reserved to owners of capital [of “capital equity stock”] -- are seen as a “first [and inadequate] species”, but, nonetheless, as a first modern seed, of ‘“Economic Democracy”’, as distinct from ‘Political-only Democracy’; are seen as the embryo of a more extensive and all-citizens-inclusive form of “Stakeholder Democracy”, and of ‘Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY’ as a whole.

‘‘‘Equitism’’’ is seen as signifying ‘generalized social equity’; as “generalizing social equity, to beyond the small class of owners of “controlling shares” of capital equity, to encompass the whole society, including every citizen, by constitutionally recognizing in each citizen, as a human right, their ownership of new kinds of ‘equitable property’, of equalitarian ‘social shares’.

This “generalization of equity is seen as a remedy For the catastrophic but predictable, “lawful” tendency of capitalist “political-only”, representative democracy, to degenerate into totalitarian, state-capitalist, police-state dictatorship, as capital continually concentrates into ever fewer hands, as we are now seeing so egregiously today.

That concentration of capital-equity ownership eventually enables those “few hands” to prostitute -- to ‘“buy-out”’, in a ‘“hostile takeover”’, via an all-pervasive system of ‘legalized crime’, e.g., “lobbying”,  i.e., via ‘‘‘legalized bribery’’’ -- the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of political government.

This ‘ultimate M&A’ thus totally defeats the constitutional “checks-and-balances” among those three, political, branches; “checks-and-balances” which were constitutionally designed to prevent this degeneration into dictatorship, and that were at least somewhat effective in doing so during the earlier phases of capital accumulation and capital ownership concentration. 

The ‘Equitist’ reform/revolution is seen as a ‘‘‘generalization’’’ of “Capital Equity”, forming a new ‘social genus’ of ‘general social Equity’, by adding, via constitutional amendments, several new, inclusive ‘‘‘species’’’ of ‘‘‘Equity’’’, as newly recognized universal constitutional human rights. 

‘‘‘Equitism’’’ is a ‘constitutionalization’ of ‘‘‘stakeholder democracy’’’ -- a ‘constitutional institutionization’ of ‘‘‘stakeholder rights’’’.

Social Equity -- Social Justice -- requires ‘Universal Equity’; recognition of every-citizen-ownership of three new kinds of equity-property, as a matter of fundamental human right.

These new species of equity-property most prominently include:

(1) The [collective property] human right of ‘Citizens’ Externality Equity’ [which can be seen as a collective property implementation of the so-called Coase “theorem”, e.g., via  decentralized, comprehensive, democratic, ‘grassroots regulation’ of polluters, supplementing the failing strategies -- failing increasingly as capital ownership concentration deepens -- of bureaucratic external regulation, due to, e.g., “regulatory capture”, and of court-mediated, litigation-based mitigation of externality-damages, due to the increasing “Big Money” prostitution of the judiciary];

(2) The [personal property] human right of Citizens’ Birthright Equity [universal ‘socialized trust-funds’], a unified, totally portable social safety net for each citizen born, serving, e.g., as a source for monthly guaranteed minimum annual income payments during periods of involuntary unemployment, e.g., due to “AI”, and;

(3) The [“individual property”] human right of Citizens’ Stewardship Equity [via ‘socialized venture capital’], granting access to means of production to, potentially, every citizen -- to citizens self-organized into democratically self-managed, COMPETING ‘socialized producers’ cooperatives’ [‘collective entrepreneurship’], that promulgate qualifying business plans, and that successfully enlist a Social Bank, also a Citizens’ Stewardship Equity ‘socialized producers’ cooperative’, to take the risk of backing/funding that business plan. [This conception, of ‘Citizens’ Stewardship Equity’, owes intellectual debts to the work of David Schweickart]. 

The citizen owners of successful such cooperatives hold their means of production as ‘‘‘social property’’’, in stewardship, not in local ownership, and pay a monthly social rent for their use that helps to fund the Citizen Birthright Equity personal Trust Funds of all citizens.  They elect, and can recall, their own management.  Each citizen co-owner of a successful such cooperative receives two income streams co-produced by it:  [possibly unequal, skills-based] compensation for time worked in that cooperative, and an equal share of the net operating surplus of that cooperative.  Continuing capitalist firms will have to compete, for labor, with these cooperatives, wherein the way workers are treated is per their own decisions.  Note that this -- Stewardship -- relationship to the means of production constitutes a break with, and beyond, the wage-labor relationship [i.e., with, and beyond, the capital-value-relation as predominant social relation of [social self-re-]production].  Even if the economic dynamics of this new kind of -- economic-democratic -- social economy do not immediately bring the intrinsic, episodic, and worsening ‘depressionary-tendency’ of capitalist economic dynamics to its blessed end, there is reason to suppose that Stewardship cooperatives, democratically managed by their Steward members, the producers themselves, will tend to avoid the mass lay-offs by which capitalist crises ‘self-amplify’, e.g., to share reduced work hours among all the Stewards, rather than to layoff some 100%, and retain others ‘100%+’.

The dual incomes earned by Citizen Stewardship Equity producers’ co-op co-owners will gradually shift economic power, and social power -- hence political power -- decisively to the working/middle-class majority, and increasingly out of the “ever fewer hands” of the concentrated, mega-capital ownership plutocracy faction who presently rule GLOBALLY, and who presently push public policy relentlessly in the direction of an Orwellian global system of ‘humanocidal’ [“people are pollution”], ‘exterminationist’, “eugenics” police-state dictatorships --

That faction is already conducting massive ‘Stealth Humanocide’ [Stealth “Eugenics”] -- even PUBLICLY declaring their ‘“95% global human population reduction”’ goal -- via their ‘servant-dictator’-induced and global arms cartel-induced “civil wars”, their global drugs cartel [heroin, crack cocaine, etc.], the toxicity and ‘side-effects cascades’ engineered into their ‘pseudo-medicines’, including ‘pseudo-vaccines’, by the Rockefeller-AMA-Pharmaceutical Industry, and via engineered ‘pseudo-foods’, etc., all of which together induce mass chronic disease -- diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, chronic pain/opioid addiction/overdose/mass death -- plus their “genetically-engineered”, or “genetically modified [GMO]” [genetically enhanced],‘designer diseases’, e.g., Lyme, AIDS, Ebola, Zika, etc.

The Stewardship co-ops will also be ‘incented’ to harness, and unleash, high productivity -- high “social-re-productive force” -- ‘universally prosperizing’ technologies, which the ruling faction is suppressing, e.g., fusion power, whose spread would rapidly ‘technodepreciate’, to ~$0, the core capital assets upon which the power of that ruling faction is founded, e.g., their ‘Global Dictatorship of Petroleum’, and enable the institution of total, 100% elemental recycling, via the “fusion torch”, etc.

For more about these proposals, see --