Marx's and Engels's Work on a Naturalism-based Dialectics Resumed
- From: Miguel <detonacciones@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:08:47 -0800 (PST)
Politics / Libertarian Group Participants,
Marx wrote, in 1858, to Engels: "I am, by the way, discovering some
nice arguments. E.g. I have completely demolished the theory of profit
as hitherto propounded. What was of great use to me as regards method
of treatment was Hegel’s Logic at which I had taken another look by
mere accident, Freiligrath having found and made me a present of
several volumes of Hegel, originally the property of Bakunin. If ever
the time comes when such work is again possible, I should very much
like to write 2 or 3 sheets making accessible to the common reader the
rational aspect of the method which Hegel not only discovered but also
mystified." [ Marx to Engels. 16 January 1858 ]
Marx wrote again, in 1868, that he wished to write a book on
dialectics, stating that "the true laws of dialectics are to be found
already in Hegel, in a mystic form, however. The problem is to divest
them of this form." [Marx to Dietzgen, 09 May 1868].
Marx wrote, yet again, in 1875, seven years later, and eight years
before his death, in 1883, that once he had finished with the
'Economics', he intended to write on the subject of dialectics [Marx
to Dietzgen, Dec. 1875].
In the event, Marx did not live to write his "Dialectics".
However, at long last, a collective author, "F.E.D." [Foundation
Encyclopedia Dialectica], may have taken the first giant step toward
filling the gap that Marx's early demise, and Engel's incomplete
"Dialectics of Nature" manuscript, left open ever since.
A new book has just been released by Foundation Encyclopedia
Dialectica [F.E.D.], entitled --
A Dialectical "Theory of Everything" -- Meta-Genealogies of the
Universe and of Its Sub-Universes: A Graphical Manifesto.
I could be wrong on this one, of course, but I think it may
accomplish, for Platonian, Hegelian, and [especially] Marxian
Dialectic, +, at long last, what Boole did for Aristotelian
syllogistic, +, formal logic with his 1847 "The Mathematical Analysis
of Logic", and with his 1854 "Investigation of the Laws of Thought"!
Texts preparatory to this new book are available for free viewing and
download at via --
Here's the text from the front and back "flaps" of the "dust cover"
jacket [modified for this list's typography] --
"A Dialectical Theory of Everything — Meta-Genealogies of the Universe
and of Its Sub-Universes: A Graphical Manifesto.
Volume 0: Foundations [Edition 0 – December 2010, from F.E.D. Press]
This initial volume, Volume 0, sets forth the foundations of F.E.D.'s
dialectical-mathematical "model of everything".
Synthesizing ancient themes of dialectic, "autokinesis", and 'self-
refluxivity' ['karmicity'], with modern themes of logical and set-
theoretical paradox as "self-reflexivity", and of integro-differential
equation "nonlinearity", evoked via both occidental and oriental
sources from antiquity, and via modern developments in natural/social
science, and in mathematics, this initial volume lays out foundations
for a unified theory of dialectic.
Foundations presented include a unification of the traditions of
Platonian and Hegelian dialectic, and the discovery, for the first
time in human history, of a rich and versatile 'mathematics of
This new 'mathematics of dialectic' is utilized to derive a seventeen-
symbol equation, which models, qualitatively [via ontological
categories], the dialectical self-evolutions,and 'self-meta-
evolutions', of our "kosmos" as a totality, which also predicts a next
major self-development of this "kosmos" , and which summarizes the
dialectical "theory of everything" that gives this work its title.
A dialectical, 'ideo-ontological' categorial progression of systems of
generally 'qualo-quantitative', dialectical arithmetics, are modeled,
using the second system in that progression, its first explicitly
dialectical system, starting from "Natural Numbers", or N, arithmetic,
as purely-quantitative [implicitly-dialectical] first system.
The second system is a 'purely-qualitative' [purely ontological], "non-
standard model" of N arithmetic [i.e., the first four, "first order"
Peano Postulates hold for this system as well as for the N system],
with a 'contra-Boolean' algebra, founded upon a hitherto-unnoticed,
strong negation of Boole's "Fundamental Law of [formal-logical]
Volume 1: Geneses [forthcoming, from F.E.D. Press]
Volume 1 recounts the genesis of the new dialectical mathematics in
Volume 2: Dialectical 'Meta-Models' of the 'Human
Phenome' [forthcoming, from F.E.D. Press]
Volume 2 presents 'psycho-historical dialectical meta-models' ,
expressed via the new dialectical mathematics, which zoom-in on human-
social constructions, including a 'meta-model' of the genesis of
written language, a 'meta-model' of the development of ancient
Mediterranean philosophy, and a 'meta-model' of the development of the
standard arithmetics, starting from the N arithmetic as "arche'".
Volume 3: The Dialectic of Nature [forthcoming, from F.E.D. Press]
Volume 3 explores 'self-meta-evolutions' of human society, modeled via
the new dialectical mathematics, as processes of later natural
history, including those of the human-social relations, and of the
human-social forces, of human-societal self-reproduction. It also
addresses the parallel development of related human thought-modes,
including an historical-dialectical mathematical 'meta-model' of the
'dialectic of the dialectic itself'."
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