The starting points!

January 2016.

Always develop that
which is applicable.


The purpose of this entry is to provide some elementary information that may put a new light on both my domain sites.

In them I talk about dichotomies in language, and how we should approach them in the way we think.
First of all to define the term absolute and principle in their simplest form, as being “always true” provides us with a way to reason about them. Archimedes principle of leverage is not a property we can own, but universally it is a true principle that we now “use” in common, in so many diverse ways.
Such is the principle of language that dominate the people of this planet, and how our conscious minds use it. Implicit within most language systems we have embedded “opposites” for each primary term e,g ‘good – bad, and we invoke them accordingly. Dichotomies then become a limitation issue. The bane of Heraclitus life.

Heraclitus. "The Weeping Philosopher" Courtesy of Google "free to use" images.

“The Weeping Philosopher”
Courtesy of Google “free to use” images.

When we physically remove them we are left with principal terms, or absolutes, which in philosophical history are identified in an individual state, as constants, and belie human experience as becoming.
Paradoxically, in an individual state they are a fixed constant, but when conjoined with each other they are redefined to provide new meaning. Semantics and their implicit meaning then progresses exponentially – using copula’s, or conjunctions. With that the Absolute vs Relativity debate is irrelevant.
Below is a way out of the confusion that arises.

Life’s beginning. From that moment life is dependent for its growth cycle in its mothers womb, and the processes that must take place to ensure that life survives.
At birth that cycle changes, and external processes take over, and the child experiences a whole new world in which it is totally dependent. It requires air, food, water, space, relationships, and language. A whole gambit of functional necessities must be delivered.
At no stage can any life be removed from that initial dependency, we are always dependent. In maturing, we grow into processes of being interdependent, and can take some responsibility for our actions, but that does not translate into the myth of being independent. We never can be independent – like it or not.

Oxford Dictionary. One version of the present definition of independent: “not dependent on others for validity”
If that speaks to identification,or for what they say, it is of no matter, because we cannot escape from being dependent on everything that is.
All forms of life depend on contributing necessities whatever they may be.
It is a law, it is a principle, thus we establish what is absolute, like it, or not.
Our  best information is to recognise for ourselves, that the words we use can have powerful consequences.


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About Bridie.

Born in Govan Glasgow 1927. Those were the days.
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