Cosmos I : Satz, Postulate
proceed, just a few words concerning Satz, concerning a Postulate.
In order to philosophize, a priori we have to put, to set,
to place Something, as premise, as principle. A posteriori,
our very philosophy will verify this postulate. As stated before, the "Presocratics"
have postulated the arché, hyle, hydor, apeiron, aer, pyr, hen kai
pan, sphairos, atomos, etc.; Plato settled the issue with the "idea",
and Aristotle elevated it to the "morphé". (See: Franz J. T. Lee, History
of Wisdom, Vol. I)
Summarizing the above: the crux of the matter is: if we do not think
for ourselves, if we do not state our scientific principles, if we do not
set our philosophical postulates ourselves, then we have to be happy that
someone else does this for us, then we have to accept the principles and
premises of others, without any rational possibility of ever questioning
them or criticizing them at all. And, even if we should try to do so, then,
in academic circles, we will never ever be "philosophically correct". Obviously,
in this case, we will become very easy prey for the gaping Mental Holocaust,
become barbarian victims, "speaking tools" (Aristotle) of the international
mass media, of "information", indoctrination, manipulation, mind and thought
control, of current, global, Orwellian "Newspeak".
Furthermore, because billions of us have never been taught to act and
to think for ourselves, hence, on which scientific and philosophic grounds
could we develop a creative world outlook, when we do not even have a single
principle or postulate whatsoever, when we ourselves are not able even to
formulate a single, authentic, original idea? And, even if we should try
to do so, then it will be classified as being "wrong" or "false".
Id est: how can we think of, by and for ourselves, when we
adopt a pure, receptive, passive, beggar-like intellectual attitude towards
the very basics of action, thought and excellence? Here, we ourselves learn
to think for ourselves, we set the rules, the principles, the methods, the
logics. What the Imperialist and Corporate World fears since ages is
the Truth, is that billions will discover the truth about capitalism,
will begin to think, will see the inherent systemic, systematic lies, the
exploitation, domination, discrimination, militarization and alienation,
will use the Truth to emancipate themselves. This is what the USA fear most
in the current Cuban and Venezuelan Revolutions. This is why they have to
be crushed, why urgent "regime change" is top priority. For example, President Hugo Chávez Frías
honoured and guaranteed oil deliveries, signed contracts with the USA, offering
them all the oil they need for the next decades, but they want more, the
very Bolivarian revolutionary spirit, that is yearning for thought, education,
Besides, how can we think
and know with incisive precision those premises which others have postulated
void of our intellectual participation or rational contribution, and how
can we verify the veracity of our knowledge and thoughts concerning these
very theorems which form the basis of Patrian tradition, culture and civilization?
About Oriental, Arab, African, South American or Southern Science and Philosophy,
we barely know anything at all. In this "spirit", here you have our postulates
-- separate, independent, non-related, not derived or derivable from each
other, affirmative, identifiable, not identical, different, trifferent, etc.
Very simplified, let's follow the various steps, the train of thought.
EINAI (SPIRIT) (Blue);
At a later stage, in our Multi-Logics or Non-Logics, we could postulate
or non-postulate more, much more.
Note that we use the tools of language (all genres), of words, speech,
symbols, sounds, images, etc. -- but they are just vehicles of action, thought
and excellence; they themselves are not identical to the above-mentioned
phenomena; they themselves do not act, think or excel anything, e.g., they
do not think for us. Also they could express anyone of the three: e.g., Act,
Thought or Excellence. Acts formulated in Words, giving Orders, are not necessarily
identical to Thoughts reflected in Speech, expressing Philosophy. Not even
Scientific and Philosophic Terms, even if both of them use the same concept,
Matter, are identical. What Aristotle understood by the concept
"Matter" is completely different from Einstein's idea of "Matter". Also,
Prayers directed towards the transcendental Heavenly Father, written in
Words in the Holy Bible, express neither Praxis nor Theory, rather a very
special divine "relation" or rather "non-relation" to the Far Beyond, to
Belief, to ruling class Make-Believe.
At whim, at random, because the "order" of our postulates has very little
to do with first, primordial, archaic or original things, in spatial and
temporal parameters, rather let's look in a non-related manner at one of
our postulates, at Cosmos. Don't forget, it is postulated, it is formulated
in language, words, symbols, colours. Hence, we think it, we express it in
words, in language, in something alien to itself.
Thus, Cosmos is, not itself, is a Thought-Thing, our "Gedankending".
It is an Idea, a Thought about a Thing. It is not the Thing Itself, not
the Thing-In-Itself, is not the Kantian "Ding-An-Sich". It is our postulate,
we have to verify it, discover scientifically and philosophically what it
really and truly is all about. This Thing that we are approximating, as telos,
as objective, as anticipation, as expectation, we could call Kosmos,
or anything else for that matter, but it is not the Cosmos, that we talk
about here. Our Unilogics or Trialogics have to approximate its real, true
Essence. To know the Thing-In.Itself, to know Kosmos, we have to be Cosmos
ourselves, must participate in Kosmos itself. Meanwhile, we are just identifying
our Thought-Thing, our Cosmos. We are trying to identify our myriad of thought-things,
trees, cows, stones, moons, planets, stars, atoms, scalar waves, ELF waves,
Pentagon Aliens, etc. We have been cut off from Kosmos, across our Labour
relation, our perverse Non-Relation, "Nature - Society"; hence, invented
space and time barriers separate us, alienate us from Kosmos, have isolated,
insulated us, hence we need space ships, Scramjets, huge laboratories of
atom physics, the MIT, to reach Kosmos, that, in reality, finds itself right
here in front of our very noses, in our very Human Being, in our Natural
About Kosmos itself, as Gorgias formulated it, all of us, in all probability,
do not have the slightest notion. However, as we will see later, at the
trialogical mension of Nothing, triagorically, we will challenge this patrian
alienated state of affairs. Furthermore, note that in our Cosmos all the
connotations of Being, of Essence, that we mentioned before, are included.
Cosmos is not a rock, a dead duck, vulgar materialism; it is not the formal-logical
"A", it is our epistemological premise.
Although artificially we are defining, isolating Cosmos here, it is important
to note that for us, Cosmos is not that what is designated in everyday language
as "objective reality", "external reality", "physical world", "explicate
order", some dualistically separated entity, as something totally excluded
from the wonderful "internal or spiritual world" of Man, of the Human Being.
As Thought-Thing, it is related to Thought, to our other Postulate, to EINAI:
In the following chapter we will learn that Cosmos acts, that We