50 years since my philosophy degree—still in recovery.TSOCHI49A Page 2
Margery Watts was kind enough to post in Kristy Lonsdale’s Stuart Herald that I had graduated from the U of Iowa on August 10, A. D. 1966 with a degree in philosophy. There are two things to know about that. 1—Louise got me through. 2--I’m still in recovery.
The rest of this will be a development on one key: Goedel’s Incompleteness Proof in Symbolic Logic (Dr. Addis), especially his mention that all 5 of the Russell-Whitehead operators in “Principia Mathematica’ can be derived from the Sheffer Stroke, which is ‘not both the one and the other’.
Goedel’s Incompleteness Proof, if I remember it correctly—I memorized it at the time--says that any axiomatic system is incomplete. There are Well-Formed Formulas (truth statements) that are well-formed and true, but which cannot be derived from the axioms.
Thus, incompleteness. Scientists sometimes say that this is true of scientific truth. Surely theologically, there is a big gap between the Creator and us. We’ll get into inter-personal relations later—my imperative. Many ‘new’ discoveries cast theological formulations in other forms, of course.
And the Sheffer? Let’s ring some changes on that. We know that the I Ching is based on an unbroken line for yes, and a broken one for no. Yin and Yang are an attempt at intermixture. The Urim and Thummim of the High Priest in Ancient Israel are thought by some to be stones—one for yes, one for no. Computer work is based on zero and one. Surely there are more.
Now, with the Three Chief Symbols, the Logos-Made-Flesh is said to be both the one and the other, without mixture, separation, confusion or something else (division?), if I remember correctly. We’re talking Creeds of the Church here. Logos in the Symbols, and Symbolic Logic—there’s a word play!
Then there is Rosenstock-Huessy (Rosenstock). A refugee from Germany, he taught at Harvard, and better, at Dartmouth. His students recorded him, starting in the 1940s. He had much to do with the Peace Corps. See his entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I listened to him, James Jordan, Gary North, Teaching Company and other audios at work—what an education!
Rosenstock said that the Christian Era is when liabilities are turned into assets. One becomes the other.
Also, ‘Peace is the explicit reconciliation of opposites,’ and ‘America will lose/is losing the ability to speak’ by which he meant true speech, where one’s life is put behind one’s words (CHH: vows). ‘Every Latin verb form is based on a shorter imperative stem’ (paraphrase: ‘Magna Carta Latina’). Combining some of my own with ERH’s; The peacemaker is a hero, Helping.Explicitly.Reconcile.Opposites. And American Social History can be seen as the re-integration of the veteran into peacetime society, but we have lost both war declaration, and thus peace.
His historical work states that the national revolutions of the Christian Era are in 5 steps: Imperative, Subjective, Narrative, Objective, and Planetary Service. Papal, German, English, American-French, and Russian.
And his big thrust of history is a chiasm, there and back again. Tribes, Empires, Israel, Greece, and after He Who Reversed The Trend, Greece became, not a social order but, a companion. The New Israel is the church without exclusion, the Nation-State became the Empires minus slavery, and we await the next 1000 years, however long they are, which will be small, enthusiastic groups (tribes) without warfare—also, everything of that time will be a word starting with ‘socio-‘.
Jordan sees history as successive emphases on the Father, and then the Son, and then the Holy Spirit. Tribes, Nations, Cosmopolitan before Jesus, and Church, Christian State, and University after. (Law, Lyric, Evaluation, Fact, New Torah).We now await, per ‘Through New Eyes,’ though ‘Crisis, Opportunity, and the Christian Future’ challenges us to be new Abrahams, setting the course. ‘We are witnessing the end of Western Civilization.’ So North: Who’s in charge?—the one anotherers of the earth beneath. To whom do I report? What are the rules? What happens if I obey—or don’t? Does this outfit have a future?
So, my work accepts incompleteness, but aims more toward liabilities into assets, or as the New England Primer, the most-used textbook in American History puts it: ‘What is the chief end of man? To glorify God and fully to enjoy him forever’. (Full bucket)
Thus, I have an entry for the new era for each of Rosenstock’s 5—which I claim, are secularly put for his academic audience. The many 5s will be intros to each week, forward and backward. Start with ‘What will your verse be?’ from Robin Williams in ‘Dead Poets Society’ on YouTube—that’s where we’re going, the final cause. ‘You can’t teach about the Holy Spirit in Sociology courses, Professor Rosenstock,‘ said Harvard, around 1935.
Mine can be found elsewhere, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or I’m Charles Howard Hartman on Facebook. When I’m ready, a website.
Here’s a fill-in-the-blanks version of the imperative (JBJ’s Call, North’s Transcendence): https://sites.google.com/site/thesymphonyofhistorytsochi/fill-in-the-blanks-version-opus-49-s-a-n-e-sing-a-new-eraThe rest of mine can be found by searching “Better Summary chuckhartmanhistoryconductor”
The key conclusion from what I’ve worked on for decades is that the Godparents For Eldsters that is the #5 Planetary Service portion is to be exponentialized into Godparents For Society—Persons, Types of Speech, Institutions. (Levir glorified) See my #2. Pella, refuge given, could become expert on refugees. Stuart, founded along the Big Mover—railroad—to serve farmers, could serve urban and other farmers along the internet, our big mover. Society: 1, Church—3rd world, greatest evangelistic success since the 3rd century. 2, State—Creveld, university—see below. 3, Marriage—Spengler/Goodman : ‘How Civilizations Die’
As Rosenstock put it, when we don’t take care of the unfinished business of previous social orders, they come back worse than ever (paraphrase). To do this exponentialization is to do that, I pray, while we wait, thanking thinking, arguing with GodTrinity using His own words, as I’ve attempted to do with this page that highlights some of my previous 50 years, glorifyingly, Lord willing, and other things being equal..
Love in King Jesus,
Charlie ‘With page 1-4 you could conduct your own symphony and conductor training’ Hartman
PS: The Symphony Of Comprehensive History Interactive: TSOCHI
PPS: Comprehensivity, since Goedel and Shroedinger. ‘Bare particular’. Two red dots on a page, ‘Why are there two rather than one?’ More Faulkner: ‘… I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last dingdong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail…‘. Less Wittgenstein (though more than ‘2 red dots’ and yes ‘language games’) : ‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.’. Even more ERH/Rosenstock ‘Chanting, how men first cried out to God.’ (I remember some incomplete sentences at U of Iowa philosophy).
PPPS: After Sputnik (1957) the federal government wanted to encourage science, and passed the National Defense Education Act. I borrowed the maximum, $250 a SEMESTER, NOT a semester HOUR, and ended up owing $1800 for the whole 4-year education. Question: Do you want more doctors? Something similar would be better that many alternatives. After now: University—www.uopeople.edu, 100% online, no tuition, accredited and Khan Academy, and all MIT courses are free online (credit maybe later), and I pray that TSOCHI will be made into an app played world-wide.