BOOK: oksimo.R Editor and Simulator for Theories. A Philosophical Essay

eJournal: uffmm.org
ISSN 2567-6458, 6.November 2022 – 24.January 2023
Email: info@uffmm.org
Author: Gerd Doeben-Henisch
Email: gerd@doeben-henisch.de

CONTEXT

This post is part of the book project ‘oksimo.R Editor and Simulator for Theories’.

STRUCTURE OF THE TEXT

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(Partially translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version))

During the writing it becomes apparent that it is difficult to concretely specify the concrete contents at the beginning of the writing! The ‘cloud of knowledge’, out of which this book is written, is not a static object, but a space of ‘transient events’, which – in the first moment, seen from close – appear like ‘fixed contents’, but they are only momentary states of equilibrium in a manifold network of thought processes, which all take place at the same time, largely unconsciously (the way our brain works), and which produce ‘each other’. So it can happen that in a ‘living thought’ these transient states ‘rewrite’ themselves again and again. The ‘truth’ is then the total process, which can ‘connect’ with individual empirical events. Some may be ‘disturbed’ by this state of affairs, others feel ‘liberated’ as they begin to suspect that recognition, understanding, truth belong to a completely different dimension than the seemingly ‘clear, delimited, fixed facts’.

At this point one could be tempted to use the millennium old term ‘spirit’ (rather not ‘mind’) (Greek: ‘pneuma’, ‘πνευμα’) to denote this elusive ‘more’ of knowledge, but it would not help too much, would perhaps even complicate the whole state of affairs, since one then relates with a ‘known word’ something ‘not understandable’ to classical Greek thinking, which at that time did not and could not know the ‘context of its own thinking’. [0]

[0] Which does not detract from the fact that the classical Greek authors shine with a mental brilliance that can touch anyone who tries to think for himself. I myself am, among other things, very impressed by the texts attributed to Aristotle. Every minute that one can immerse oneself in his texts is a ‘gift to thinking’.

IDEA OF THE BOOK

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START

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What to assume for a minimal scenario?
The ‘inside’ of the ‘outside’ – a few hints
The ‘inside of the outside’, Part 2 (Last change: 18.January 2023)

INTRODUCTORY EXAMPLES and First Comments

EVERYDAY SCENES

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CONNECTED SYSTEMS

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  • Population
  • Water
  • Interconnecting population and water (world 1)
  • Nutrition
  • Interconnecting world 1 with nutrition (world 2)
  • Raw materials
  • Interconnecting world 2 with raw materials (world 3)
  • Energy
  • Interconnecting world 3 with energy (world 4)

EXPLANATION BOXES

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  • World, Space, Time (Last change: 25.November 2022)
  • Everyday language
  • Formal languages
  • Actors
  • Sign systems
  • Meta language
  • Logic
  • Formal Theories
  • Empirical Theories
  • System
  • Dynamic System
  • Networked Systems
  • Embedded Systems

oksimo.R PHILOSOPHY

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  • Real world and linguistic description
  • True, false, indeterminate
  • Actors: humans and others
  • Communicative Processes
  • Virtualization of the world inside the actors
  • Competition of ‘dreams’
  • Emotions rule the mind
  • ‘Locked In’
  • Rescuing only through mistakes and catastrophes?
  • Evolution takes place
  • The ‘spiritual matter’
  • Epilogue

A BLOG – NOT A BOOK. Think about!

ISSN 2567-6458, 11.April 2019 – May 26, 2022
Email: info@uffmm.org
Author: Gerd Doeben-Henisch
Email: gerd@doeben-henisch.de

Some philosophical remarks in advance

(See comment HERE.)

The following text has not the format of a book but the format of a blog. This seems to be trivial at a first glance. But it isn’t.

A book represents its subject as a ‘closed shop‘:  everything to be said is there; things are fixed; nothing new can happen. You ‘have it’.

The real world instead is not static, is not closed, is in a steady process of ,multiple changes all the time. Not only an individual alone can change every time, all things can change and are changing. There is nowhere a ‘fixed point’. Even the ‘hard things’ of the everyday world are dynamic substrates which are changing constantly.

Thus a written book equals mostly a ‘can’ which contains everything, not changing, stored as something from the past.

blog is completely different. While the authors are part of a dynamic reality and they themselves are constantly changing — with ‘learning’ as a subset of these changes — they are in the strange situation that they want to report on multiple processes which have no fixed ‘endpoint’: the actual time-spot, the now, is the actual endpoint of the process so far, but because the process as such does not stop,  this ‘relative endpoint called ‘now” will turn into some ‘past’ from the next ‘now’.

Thus reporting about the real world  will ever be an ongoing story which reveals some possible ‘hidden structure’ only during the course of time itself.

The  self-image of the uffmm.org blog is exactly like this: a constant self-reporting of an individual as a process being part of uncountable many processes which are more or less interacting. Generating models about these processes is necessary but will never be more than a simplified sketch of some dynamic complexity which as such can never be  modeled completely.

Thus the ‘incompleteness‘ of a blog is the only possible ‘truth’ in this dynamic world.

To make some ‘sense’ out of it therefor belongs to the responsibility not only of the author(s) alone but to the reader as well. Truth lives always ‘in the middle of everything’…