Dialectic thesis synthesis

Formal logic has held sway for more than two millennia and was the basis of experiment and the great advances of modern science. The development of mathematics was based on this logic. You cannot teach a child to add up without it. One plus one equals two, not three. Formal logic may seem like common sense and is responsible for the execution of a million and one everyday things, but - and this is the big but - it has its limits. When dealing with drawn out processes or complicated events, formal logic becomes a totally inadequate way of thinking. This is particularly the case in dealing with movement, change and contradiction. Formal logic regards things as fixed and motionless. Of course, this is not to deny the everyday usefulness of formal logic, on the contrary, but we need to recognise it limits.

The heterogenity and polarization between the sexes creates a differential, an energy potential which drives the species itself. A societal drive, or energy which motivates and drives society also results from the polarizing alignment of the sexes. It is like an angular force created by the spin of a solid object. The angular force has a directional vector. Civilizations don’t pop out of thin air. They need an ‘engine’ driving them. This ‘angular’ force which results from the ‘sex differential’ is ‘mass human-powered’ you can say, and is the force which actually drives the engine of civilization. To blur the sexes, either by reassignment or by redefining of sex roles, actually throttles down or ‘chokes’ the engine of civilization. The species wanes as well and the civilization winds down. Positive spin (accelaration) of civilization’s driving engine recieves torque when patriarchs simply align and stand at attention with a collective unified mindset. The driving forces and the gravity of civilization are what supercede and weather the more chaotic forces of nature within the region. Course or level of action then ups the ‘spin’ and the directional vector becomes powerful. Throttling up of the engine should be done with guidance and clear navigation. The unified mindset is growing as we speak. The foreward motion will be as man’s heart aligns with god.

Emil Fackenheim is most insistent and most persuasive in The Religious Dimension in Hegel's Thought on this issue. He points out that the philosophy of the Absolute in Hegel does not necessarily involve the absorption of all of reality within the one Idea. Indeed, it is only in the victory of the Absolute over its antithesis (contingency) that an affirmation could be complete. Whence does this contingency arise? From the Absolute itself. Necessity (which is defined by the Absolute), "consists in its containing its negation, contingency, within itself." Or, stated in a bit more arcane but complete form: "it is therefore necessity itself which determines itself as contingency -- in its being repels itself from itself, and in this very repulsion has only returned into itself, and in this return, as its being, has repelled itself from itself." Thus the antithesis, which is contingency, must be "overreached," but can never be abolished else the dialectic be destroyed. As Fackenheim argues, "the entire Hegelian philosophy, far from denying the contingent, on the contrary seeks to demonstrate its inescapability." Contingency must exist for absolute freedom to realize itself.

Dialectic thesis synthesis

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