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'Breakthrough' is the first volume of The 2010 Trilogy, PP415. Its topic is the concrete, self-conscious dialectics of universal history. Although it is written primarily for the lay reader, it is not a bed-time story, and although it is written for the lay reader, in embryo, it is the most fundamental critique of philosophy and mainstream scholarship that imagination could ever devise. It should be borne in mind that all the basics of language had been assembled by pre-civilised peoples before specialist thinkers of any sort had appeared.
The first lectures on this topic were equally the inaugural lectures given by Hamish Watson on the 17th and 18th of October 2011, at the tented site of 'Freedom University' In the grounds of St Paul's Cathedral, London. It was a fitting venue in which the material was addressed to a standing, open-air crowd of approximately one hundred prospective students of all ages, sexes, and nationalities, protesters one and all with good-will in their hearts.
The substance of The 2010 Trilogy has taken thirty years or so to come to relative maturity in its present form, and, in an almost bizarre parallel with the evolving practical events of global capitalism, its publication is entirely timely: The 2010 Trilogy could well be seen as 'The Expanded Manifesto' of the route to the post-capitalist aspirations of current protests against capitalist excesses in some 950 cities around the world.
Breakthrough is grounded in the recognition of a single, modular principle with universal application, an axiomatic module (difference in identity, e.g the equivalence of energy and mass) from which everything including including the big bang of material nature and its emergent self-consciousness here in local nature expands, in the way that Greek mathematics expanded from the first axiom of Euclid's geometry. The difference however is that while the axioms of Euclid's geometry was the idealistic origins of mathematics, The 2010 Trilogy is a concrete expression of the forces of a wholistic materialism in a universe without beginning or end.
The result of thirty years of focussed concetration, is an inter-textual, post-Darwinian theory of everything in which the synthesis of natural and social science provides the formal basis of liberation art (the art of self-conscious life) and it too therefore, is grounded in 'difference in identity', the difference of quantity and quality that comprises and composes the unity of universal self-consciousness.
Volumes 2 and 3 of The 2010 Trilogy are entitled The New Trinity - The Meaning of Meaning, and The New Trinity - The Dream of All Dreams; 142 and 152 pages respectively. The 2010 Trilogy is available from www.lulu.com just Google:- lulu hamish post-Darwinian historicism For each volume sold a significant contribution to 'The International People's Initiative' (TIPI) will be made.
Other volumes are in the late stages of readiness for publication; in particular, the following is upcoming soon:
'The Dialectic of Universal History' within 'A Unified Theory of Everything' (and vice versa) 'Beyond The Glass Bead Game'
A handout was issued to all those who attended the inaugural lectures referred to above, and it is included below to serve pro temps as a review of Breakthrough and the whole enterprise in hand. It will also serve to summarise the fundaments that are addressed in The 2010 Trilogy and what can be expected to follow from it by way of expanding intensification. (There are minor differences from the original.) The free copy referred to, is still available for anyone who applies for it.
A book is in preparation. Copyright of Hamish Watson. email@example.com The full text of the General Introduction (9,000 wds app is available for free… Just ask for it by email as above (but use ‘St Pauls’ as subject to make sure I don’t delete as spam) and pass it on to all your friends. Support TIPI (The International People’s Initiative) See also, The 2010 Trilogy: Breakthrough - Our Journey to Ethical Atheism. (Vol 1) The New Trinity (Vols 2 & 3) Get at www.lulu.com Just Google:- “lulu Hamish Post-Darwinian Theory”
Title:- The Dialectic of Universal History within A (new)Unified Theory of Everything and vice versa. (Beyond the ‘Glass Bead Game)
(Front cover??: The ultimate blockbuster.
The next logical step, and therefore, the hottest new theory since Genesis. A post-Darwinian theory of everything.
A paradigm shift without parallel; science and/or scientific thinking cannot be entrusted with our future. Insight is key: We are what once we thought was God! We are the meaning of meaning and the dream of all dreams…
the autobiography of nature.
(Rear cover??: The greatest question there ever was, (What lies beyond God?) has been framed… and answered. It opens the door to the last great stage in the development of w/human being. Exposure of what you always knew but didn’t know you knew it; context is everything, and everything, is context. Support… The International People’s initiative (TIPI)
In The Death Of The Author, Roland Barthes (1968) re-allocated the authority of meaning to the reader; here the democracy of meaning is simultaneously preserved and surpassed in a higher plane than before. Democracy itself requires universal agreement on fundaments and on how they play out through the broader structures of reality; here, democracy is underpinned as never before. Here, critical reading leads to common conclusions among all readers that reaffirms, beyond the limits of all theology and capitalist organisation, the original and higher democratic aims of democracy.
Here, an inter-textual approach thatbridges the gap between art as literature, philosophy, science, historiography and mainstream scholarship has been secured. Revelations beyond the cutting edge of current imagination are etched within the form of an entirely new, lay-person’s theory of history… the most revolutionary theory there has ever been.
As a demonstrable matter of fact, we are what once we thought was God, and because of it, intelligent design and everything we ever believed (including the nature of our scepticism) takes on an entirely new meaning.Nothing can ever be the same again.
Inside Fly-leaf??: History began with the advent of our DNA, which means that history has no independent, purely objective status; nor is history simply ‘Chi’ as yin and yang, mere myth or the illusions of Maya. Rather,within the mutual incorporation of quantity (as energy) and mass (as quality) natural and social history each within the other arose in spacetime as the progressive art of living… after its practical substance had already been assembled. Within our emerging self-consciousness in civilisation, nothing has changed, which means that history is and has always been shaped by a future that hadn’t yet arisen, (Judaism is the prime example among all others to date.). But occasionally we catch up with the future and then, revolutionary pre-conditions will have ripened because we find we aren’t who we thought we were. But the fact remains; the only history we can ever know in any given present, lies more in the future than in the past. Today is tomorrow’s history.
Universal history emerges into objective relief in the shape of the recordable annals of w/human being within the subjective restrictions of material nature’s emergent self-consciousness. Nature determines us in practice while we determine nature in theory and this means that universal history is the result of an evolving, reciprocal source-product relation of theory and practice; we don’t live merely in theory, nor merely in practice. We live in historically evolving theopractice. Beyond the glass bead game is an authentic, wholistic, entirely novel theory of history… the opening door to our species’ maturity; concrete material fact finally outstrips the imaginative reach of all previous, mystical flights of fantasy. 268wds
The Dialectic of Universal History(within)A Unified Theory of Everything(and vice versa) (Beyond The Glass Bead Game)
AbstractThe writing here may not be the best, nor (to begin-with anyway) the most popular, but it is definitely the most important writing since writing began. It emerges into relief within the restrictions of a single, modular principle (as in the main title above) which is demonstrably the foundation both of material nature and of nature’s emergent self-consciousness, and it sums-up to the final aim of our species. // Within the same restrictions, natural and social history each within the other has contrived a synthesis of natural and social science in which each is grounded in the mutual incorporation of quantity and quality. As a result, natural and social science each within the restrictions of the other amounts to the mutually enhancing poles of ‘liberation art’, a compound unity comprising an enriched, historically evolving module whose implications are nested as like-in-like within the living, dialectical art of universal history; it is more fully elaborated elsewhere and more fully developed yet, below. In the meantime, (in the way Creationism once was) identity-theory is taken for granted in all that follows. // In every respect, the holy book of Genesis (nominalism, naïve realism the anti-dialectic and non-identity theory) and everything that follows within its empirical restrictions is reversed, and the result to say the least, is spectacular beyond compare. ‘New unified theory’ marks the end of the Judaeo-Christian writ and announces the inception of the last main phase of w/human development. Tito, the last pupil of Magister Ludi, (Master of the Glass Bead Game) might well have written what follows. 256 wds
1. The decisive feature of ‘new unified theory’ has already been implanted; firstly, the principle of wholism is the defining feature of the title above. To leave no doubt of how important this is, wholism is reiterated as the basis each within the other of natural and social history, and of natural and social science each within the other, and therefore, of liberation art, the art of living.Wholism plays a similar part in Einstein’s treatment of the equivalence of energy and mass; energy and mass are the inseparable parts of a whole… each and every element in the periodic table, and therefore every atom in the universe is recognised as a compound whole in which energy and mass are its composing parts. The ultimate whole in short, is made up of composing wholes and because of it, the general and the particular coincide. As we will see, this is decisive because wholism had been banished from all Judaic imagination in Genesis, and there, God was put in its place. In short, a mystical principle was put in place of more than one half of the concrete structure of universal self-consciousness. The fact that this may well have been an unintended consequence of promoting Yahweh, the Judaic God war (later called Jehovah) to the status of the divine creator makes no difference, because the fact remains.
Wholism was banished from the imagination of European history, and repressed within the unarticulated unconscious of Western civilisation throughout its evolving history. Although the positive gain was the untrammelled development of a know-how of quite miraculous proportions, the negative effect was the loss of self-knowing insight, and with it, the loss of wisdom. The effects were simultaneously devastating to empathic, w/human being in general, but instrumentally creative beyond compare. In the evolution of Western civilisation, force and know-how were put in the place of displaced wisdom, empathy and creative, political insight. The present enterprise recounts pre-conditions of insight for the return of the repressed, and the re-integration of know-how and wisdom as the more or less transparent basis of the higher moral and political basis that was in our destiny from the start; everything including the meaning of meaning itself is at stake.
A higher than the usual, everyday level of concentration may be required for engagement with what follows, (hence the footnoted remarks about rhythm)… but the rewards are priceless. Those who mobilise the required concentration will join the ranks of path-finding explorers of a revolutionary new, lay-person’s theory of self-consciousness. It was latent from the Darwinian beginnings of life, and from the very beginning of w/human being. The rewards are not financial, nor will they ever translate to financial benefit. Rather, their value is a first, self-educating step along the road towards the end of alienation, the restoration of wholeness and self-understanding as never before. New unified theory is the legacy we’ve all been waiting for; it was an emotional cum intellectual explosion waiting to happen from the moment a naked ape was thrust, without merit or choice onto the breathtaking stage of nature to live out and announce the history of material nature coming to self-consciousness. There is no need any more for myths, magic and mystical mores; we now have orchestrated, unified, concrete explanation, but need creative imagination within the restrictions of love, (tough or tender as needs may be) as never before.
Part of this if I may say, is at least occasionally to read the text for rhythm as well as for the more obvious vehicles of meaning – don't get hung up on it mind you because assembly of the specific, rhythmic aspect of the material was intended as a help not a hindrance. The benefit of an at least occasional, supplementary focus on rhythm is that it involves a more wholistic engagement with the meanings at play. (Speed reading is not an option). This takes one closer to the feeling of the spoken word and reminds one that the spoken word is where reality is most authentically encountered... on the wing so to speak. As purely intellectual content, wholism will be encountered as never before in what follows, but by engaging the rhythms of our shared language, an existential, more emotional dimension is added to the experience shared by readers and writer alike.
The tone an timbre of the foregoing is unmistakable; it speaks out of the confidence of an enterprise that was just waiting to emerge into relief. Others may be better placed to provide a more developed summary than the author, but the remaining 8,000 words plus that are available would be a good start for anyone.