15. The Dialectic

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“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” Theses on Feuerbach 11th thesis Karl Marx 1845

Dialectical philosophers such as Kant and Hegel taught that, contrary to the discoveries of the previous centuries, resolution in fact feeds contradiction. But it was Marx who first posited that this process did not actually result in harmony. Continue reading

13. Harmony

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Harmony

It has been somewhat hard to accept at times that the resolution of the contradictions facing me will merely create a further set, and the relentless truth of this has often led me to seek some respite. I have even made efforts to assert the supremacy of harmonious principles to offer me some comfort when faced with the irreconcilable resolution of these oppositions. Continue reading

12. Contradiction

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“Mary Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow?” Nursery Rhyme

Definition by opposition

Adolescents thrive on being negatively defined in opposition to their parents. One takes delight in being alternative. Potentiate. As a grown-up, where before one might have opposed, the effective focus needs not to oppose but to contradict.

The enemy is Harmony, which leads on to God. Continue reading