Tractate 6 : The Error of Kant (continued)
We therefore now obtain:
And as such we begin to formulate an understanding regarding a need for a whole, which rephrased becomes: We begin to formulate an understanding regarding a need for a system.
Such a perception leads us to arguments reinforcing the new metaphysical perception of being being Being.
The whole does not change
Change is a concept of cause and effect not addition for addition is a concept tied to the premise of order emerging out of time, before and after linear progressions of events.
From the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition, 1992:
Change vb. To cause to be different, to transform
Change int. To become different or alterations
Change n. The act, process, or result of altering or modifying
There is a location of cause and effect, a location of first this then that, before and after, causing to be different. Such a location, by definition, requires time. For cause and effect to occur the effect must follow the cause.
Within region #1:
Cause and effect do not exist but cause and effect experiences/perceptions develop
Within region #2:
Cause and effect exist and emerge out of the presence of universal time and space.
Within region #3:
Cause and effect do not exist since the region is void the universal fabric of time and space.
Region #3, lacking time and space as the universal fabric, does find time and space, and cause and effect, concepts imbedded within itself. It may likewise find infinite other forms of conceptual awareness imbedded within itself as developed by other forms of universes whose universal fabric may be comprised of other abstractions than space and time.
Getting back on task, the question becomes: What happens to newness added to the whole? Doesnt such newness take on the aspect of change? Change from what? one may ask. Change from what existed before? Before what? becomes the question for there is no before since there is no time within which new knowing is added to the summation of knowing. There is no cause and effect, no first this then that, nobefore and after, no limit placed upon the entities of knowing other than what they find within their own unique packets of experiencing and knowing they acquired through a passage through the time and space continuum found within our particular physical universe which itself is composed of a unique space/time universal fabric.
What then of change within region #3? There is no change with the addition of a, or for that matter many, new unique entities of knowing. Rather what occurs is an exponential form of growth created by the increase in combination potentials of multiple dimensions tessellations of awareness. For further details one may refer back to Tractate 4: Copernicus and Centricism.
Change therefore does not occur in region #3, rather what occurs is increased potentiality of awareness. Increased potentiality of awareness is a form of growth but it is not a case of
Change vb. To cause to be different, to transform
Change int. to become different or alterations
Change n. The act, process, or result of altering or modifying
The change once occurring is no longer change but rather simply what is and not what is now as compared to before for there is no before for there is not universal fabric of time which is required for the concept of before to exist.
What then of:
Changeable adj. Liable to change
Changeless adj. Constant
If entities of unique knowing are infused into the realm of the whole via the physical/the universe, then how is it such an event does not transform the whole, cause the whole to be different?
The understanding of such a question lies in taking a different approach to the question. As such we will rephrase the question to be:
Does a system, void time and space as a universal fabric, change, become different, evolve from one to another state or does a system, void the universal fabric of time and space, simple exist from the point of view originating from within the region void the universal fabric of space and time yet change from the point of view of the observer found immersed within a universal fabric of time and space.
A new meaning of the term everything
EVERYthing now becomes just that, everything in the generic sense. Everything becomes not only all things but all non-things. Everything now becomes: What was, what is, what will be, as well as what could be should the could be become. In other words, everything includes potentiality of what does not yet exist and is not yet conceived.
Thus everything now includes potentiality and thus has potential to be what it is not. We could say: Everything includes what will be but that excludes what could be. Without the what could be, the system would find itself complete but complete without potentiality to be what it is not, complete without the ability of the potential to grow and thus incomplete as opposed to being complete.
The inclusion of the potential to grow takes place within a region whose universal fabric is constructed of space and time but a space and time whose universal fabric incorporates space and time as separate entities of itself, separate elements found within itself as opposed to a universal fabric of itself. These separate entities of growth thus find themselves within the void of a universal concept of cause and effect, beginning and end, first this than that, forms of the universal fabric.
The potentiality for growth thus begins with virgin consciousness, begins with the potentiality to expand into a form of unique knowing entity, expand into a potentiality of multiplicity. Thus I think therefore I am. in essence emerges out of:
You think, therefore I am. Without you there would be no I.
Where then does I am. take on its significance of primary importance?
Within region #2 of the metaphysical system of being being Being, You think therefore I am., evolves via Kants conversion of Aristotles passive system into an active system. It is Kants perception that the physical, upon being observed, changes. Thus through your observations the physical/the universe becomes what the universe is and it is into this universe, which I step as a virgin consciousness and thus the many you assists the means by which the I is able to develop as it chooses to develop. Without the many yous I would be an entirely different me for my choices would be entirely different.
Now this is not to say that I have no choice as to what I become, rather it simply says is that my springboard of choices emanates from depends upon what you made of it. The rest is up to the I, the me.
Now the reverse takes place when we examine region #3.
Within region #3 of the metaphysical system of being being Being, I think therefore you are. evolves via a new metaphysical perception of an open non-Cartesian metaphysical system powered by a closed Cartesian System found within the open non-Cartesian system. It is within this new metaphysical perception that the abstract, through my unique knowing, develops/changes. Thus through my observations of the physical, the universe became what the universe is and as such other Is prepare space/time for other Is to follow. And it is through the unique development of the me that the whole of abstraction, region #3 becomes what it is in terms of potentiality of combinations of perceptual summations including the whole of summation of knowing itself. It is out of the universe from which I step as a virgin consciousness developing and thus the many you through the I are provided the means by which the you is able to develop into an exponentially greater number of multidimensional combinations of knowing tessellations. Without the I, not only the whole but you would be entirely different for your choices of knowing what is would be entirely different.
Such a development within region #3 is not a function of the multiplicity of time but rather is a function of the seamlessness, of time. Time capsules of being travel in any direction adding to the potential variations and permutations of experience within the abstract, region #3.
Thus the statements emerge:
- I think therefore you exist.
- You think therefore I exist.
What then becomes of the statement:
I think therefore I am.
Such a statement remains intact for could I not think, I would in essence not exist in terms of my personal perception; I would not exist to me although I may exist to you.
In short the statement:
I think therefore I am.
is a statement of hope as opposed to a statement of fact, as opposed to a statement of actuality, as opposed to a statement of existence. The statement however is in error if taken as a statement of existence as opposed to being taken as a statement of perceptual existence.
The reason the statement remains as a cornerstone of logic is that without others knowing, my knowing could gain no knowing.
From where then did God the initial knowing originate? That discussion must wait for Tractate 18: The End of the Beginning.
How something, which is unchangeable, can change and remain unchangeable
If we take a cross-section of the metaphysical system of being being Being, we obtain a cross-section of timelessness:
The system is what it is
We can now add an additional unit of knowing to the region outside the physical, outside the universe. Such a unit has evolved by means of its awareness having passed through the space/time continuum found within the physical/the universe. We thus obtain:
As we can see: The system is what it is and has not changed because no time exists between units and no time exists as a universal medium of the fabric within which the completed units of awareness, knowing, knowledge, find themselves to be.
In this state, one cannot be identified as having existed before another, for there is no before/after concept to be found as a universal medium of region #3. The only location within which a medium of before/after concepts can be found to exists as the medium is within region #2 and within the individual units of knowing found within region #2 and region #3.
How then does the whole change? The whole, region #3 changes from our point of view since we are immersed within time. The whole from its point of view does not change but rather sees the state of change, growth, from simply the point of the constant what is. There is no past and no future within region #3 for there is not time or space found within region #3 as a part of the universal medium of region #3.
Growth occurs within region #3 but not as a linear progression but simply as an explosion of randomness of combinations of knowledge which have the potential to be pieced together in a multitude of multidimensional possibilities of knowledge tessellations whose potential possible combinations explode exponentially in a continuous manner.
Permanent stagnation, static existence, passivity, it is not. Growth it may be. Decay it may be. One or the other it is under such a metaphysical perception of the whole system. The mechanisms for the explosion or implosion of multiply dimensional combinations of tessellations, the individual units of knowing themselves, developing through the process of passing through a medium of space and time.
Are there other means of exponential explosion or implosion? Perhaps, perhaps not. What might account for other means of exponential explosions or implosion? Other distinct universes having a different form of medium than the space/time medium found within our universe.
The death of God
The death of metaphysics - the death of God, is there any difference? Actually, no there is no difference. The death of metaphysics is the understanding that there is no such thing as metaphysics. Kant with his perception of the death of Aristotelian concepts of what is initiates an understanding that our very observation changes what it is we observe. Such a perception implies the creation of Gods, this thing we call the universe, is not His creation but our creation for we make the observations and God has nothing to do with observations for our observations are our creations not his.
1st principle then becomes ourselves not God. But without the universe we would have nothing to observe in a manner unique to ourselves and therefore the universe had to be here before we were here for without the universe there would have been nothing for us to observe in our own unique manner. We would therefore have had nothing from which to begin to develop our own unique individual observations and therefore the universe is 1st cause. On the other hand, we know we did not exist before some other wes existed for we are the product of the union of a sperm and an egg and therefore without this union we would not exist as we are. Thus other wes, the yous, had to come before the present wes, before the I.
So which came first: I, the universe, or God? Kant was unable to reconcile this argument. The old, which came first the chicken or the egg, became, metaphysically, which came first: the I, the universe, or the creator. Kant being unable to resolve this argument suggested he had a whole new system of metaphysics, which in essence was not a metaphysical system at all, yet was irrefutable.
The only logical conclusion he could draw was that metaphysics, as we knew it, was dead. However, since we knew of no other form of metaphysics than the form of metaphysics we had had previously, in essence metaphysics was dead.
Kant was unsure of what this meant. It was Hegel who was to come along and move us one step closer to understanding just what this meant.
But we are speaking of Kant, and thus it is Kant we must address.
As such, lets look at what the concepts of Kants system suggest.
At this point we will acknowledge that is arguable whether or not Kants system was actually a system since Kant was unable to satisfy his own personal expectations of a system. Kant believed a system, to be a system, must produce a first principle, a foundation. Since Kant could not extract this most fundamental of requirements, the debate emerges as to whether or not Kants system was truly a system at all.
Having acknowledged the issue regarding the validity of whether or not Kants system actually was a system, lets began an analysis of Kants proposed system.
Analytic versus Synthetic a priori:
Were space and time innate characteristics of objects or were objects innate characteristics of space and time?
Kant suggested: Since we cannot perceive of objects without concepts of space and time but we can perceive of space and time without objects than it is objects which are the innate characteristic of space and time rather than the reverse.
In essence objects found themselves immersed within the medium of space and time.
Space and time therefore became the synthetic a priori of the physical. But did this establish space and time as the ultimate medium of metaphysics? If it did, it could be said metaphysics was dead for metaphysics dealt with three basic concepts: God, free will, and immortality. Some would suggest metaphysics dealt with knowing and knowledge but knowing and knowledge are aspects of God for by definition God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. God is, metaphysically speaking all knowing of knowledge and the awareness of all such knowledge, knowing. Immortality deals with infinite time and between all knowledge and time, space is filled up. Individual units of knowing, individuality, become an issue regarding elements of the whole, thus humankind in the form of individuals becomes an issue of metaphysics.
What of space? Space becomes the location of such knowing and such knowledge, be it space in the physical sense or space in the abstract form. Kant suggested space was not physical for physical objects were the innate characteristic of space and time not the reverse.
And what of actions of free will? Actions of free will became an issue dealing with the active form of action versus passive form of action regarding subsets of knowledge and thus God, free will, and immortality became issues of metaphysics.
If the physical emanates from space and time and if space and time was all there was, God was space and time. As such, God perceptually emerged as being dead for space and time were not knowing entities but rather brain dead abstractions.
It then followed that metaphysics was dead for immortality, being an element of time, became a part of the unknowing and free will became a part of an unknowing space and time. What then of God? Why God was an unknowing fabric, medium of space and time, within which all was found.
Kant could not resolve his own paradox. The logical conclusion, which was to be drawn: God was dead.
Philosophers following Kant thus assumed metaphysics to have expired.
On the other hand, the people whose business it is to ask why, the philosophers, have not been able to keep up with the advance of scientific theories. In the eighteenth century, philosophers considered the whole of human knowledge, including science to be their field and discussed questions such as: Did the universe have a beginning? However, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, science became too technical and mathematical for the philosophers, or anyone else except a few specialists. Philosophers reduced the scope of their inquiries so much that Wittgenstein, the most famous philosopher of this century, said, The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language. What a comedown from the great tradition of philosophy from Aristotle to Kant! (Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time, Bantam Books, 1988, p. 174.)
As such, philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries believed: If Kant could not resolve his own paradox, then the only feasible explanation as to why Kant could not do so was because:
Metaphysics was dead.
God was dead.
This idea, that God is in fact nothing but an idea of our own making for use within our moral practice, is a thought Kant repeatedly expressed in his very last years. (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Volume 5, P193, 1995.)
Kant did not seek to resolve the issue he should have been seeking:
If objects lie within the medium of space and time, are innate characteristics of space and time than is there a synthetic a priori of space and time? Is there a medium such that space and time cannot be conceived of being without the existence of this new medium itself? In other words is there a medium from which space and time emerge, is immerged within?
The answer to such a question could conceivable resolve the paradox Kant established, resolve the concept of the lack of a foundation for Kants system yet leave Kants system intact. This sounds like a lot of hypothetical impossibilities and the reason it sounds as such is due to the fact that Kant was examining his system rather than a new perception, which had not yet been proposed.
The next logical step of this tractate then becomes: to examine this new system and to examine whether or not such a system resolves Kants dilemma.
We begin with:
This is Kants perception. Now lets add an outside to the system:
Since space and time exist within the median of no space and time what then is the medium within which space and time find themselves existing? It could be that space and time exist in what we think of as abstractual knowing, a form of active abstraction existing in a medium of passivity itself. But arent space and time abstractual? Perhaps, but are they a form of knowing? As far as we know space and time are not a form of knowing but rather unknowing abstractions. As such it would be possible that the knowing, awareness, of space and time concepts would graphically appear as:
Now does this necessarily mean the knowledge, which exists no longer, exists? No for with the concept of being being Being, symbiotic panentheism, we find synthetic a priori now becomes apparent to Kants questionable system. The new addition of an outside to space and time, a synthetic a priori to space and time takes on its own functionality and becomes:
Time now becomes an analytical a priori to Knowing, the whole, and the concept of individual knowing becomes an analytic a priori to space and time through the analytic emanations of objects emerging from space and time itself. In essence we obtain knowing knowing Knowing. We obtain knowledge of Knowledge. We obtain the active passive active sandwich. We obtain being being Being. We obtain circular understanding of not just the significance of Bering to being but of being to Being. We obtain an understanding of a symbiotic relationship, a symbiotic functionality between being and Being through the very action of being.
To better understand how it is a physical being interacts within an unobservable abstractual existence we must examine three concepts: The Causal, The non-Causal, and The Boundary between the Causal and the non-Causal.
Almost everyone exists within the causal
The Causal is the realm of cause and effect. I like the effect; I examine what created the effect. I react by repeating the casual actions, which cause the effect I enjoyed. I go fishing. I catch a fish. I enjoyed catching the fish so I go fishing again. I enjoyed it again so I buy a boat of my own so I can go fishing. I go fishing. I catch a fish. I enjoyed catching a fish
The process can be diagramed as:
This in no way implies the action of fishing requires no intelligence. Rather this explanation suggests the act of catching a fish is enjoyable and thus it creates the desire to do it again. It is a Cause and Effect sequence of actions driven by a desire to repeat the action as opposed to being driven by the need to understand why one should repeat the sequence of actions.
To better understand the Causal we will expand upon the region representing the Causal. The black region represents Cause and the gray region represents Effect. Effect is placed inside cause since effect is action of the past, action which has occurred due to the cause.
But why not reverse the diagram?
We are inside the universe, or so it appears to modern day cosmology, ontology, and metaphysics. Therefore we will portray actions to lead to reactions beginning with the creation giving us the effects of which take place within giving us the former diagram rather than without us portrayed by the latter diagram.
We therefore begin with:
Now lets introduce the concept of understanding. The understanding that we will introduce is understanding that one reacts to the Cause with free will. The insertion of such a concept is the acknowledgement that we have a certain amount of control over our desires; we have some semblance of free will. The degree of free will is not the issue here. What is of issue is the acknowledgement due the concept of awareness, due the concept of understanding, due the concept of conscious knowing. The diagram now becomes:
The basic diagram is a simplistic representation of Cause and Effect actions. The physical is filled with such actions of Cause and Effect. They not only act intra-entity but inter-entity.
Of the three regions, it is the region of knowing, the region of understanding which interests us for it is knowing which Kant was attempting, yet failed, to understand with his metaphysical system of critical philosophy.
Since we are interested in the Causal at this point we will expand the Causal experiencing of the entity while ignoring the non-Causal, ignore the region represented by the colorless region.