Negative Dialectics and Dialogical Process Semantics (Cursory Notes)

In order to disclose the nature of the actual world (equivalent to the settled facts of the immediate past) as openly-empty (meaning, being empty or without an ultimate foundation) we deploy the method of negative dialectics whereby presuppositions of an inherently existent entity, process or relation that could serve as the ground of the actual world are interrogated on the basis of their ability to ground their own conditions of possibility by any part of a tetralemma: is it self-grounded, grounded by another, grounded by both itself and another, or grounded by neither itself nor another?

As each mode is found to be erroneous and internally contradictory, one gradually eliminates all possible ways in which inherent existence could be consistently and coherently validated, leading to a state in which nothing can be grasped to inherently exist. This opens up a clearing for a disclosure of the limitless potential afforded to us by the open-emptiness of settled reality.

With open-emptiness disclosed, the dialogical process of inclusive transcendence can proceed with decreased obstruction and increased vitality in the creative production of novel fruits. A detailed and adequate process semantics may prove crucial to optimally guide this process along, since a logic based on the ontological priority of becoming (as inclusive of being) is better equipped than classical logics prioritizing being to explicate reality as a dynamic and unfolding process of “concrescence” (whereby the manifold universe as a disjunctive diversity of many occasions come together in conjunctive unity with the creation of an additional novel entity).

Negative dialectics and dialogical process semantics — rather than being fundamentally opposed means to disclose or illustrate reality, respectively, they are really complementary parts (negative and positive) of the same integrated process of deconstruction-and-reconstruction characterizing each and every single occasion of experience.

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