Saturday, January 23, 2010

Identity, Reflexivity, Reflexibility and Projectivity

By: Maria Odete Madeira

The notion of identity, with origin in the Latin identitas/atis, has the same meaning as mesmidade (Portuguese), from the Latin metipse/metipsimum, with sameness as the corresponding word in English.

The identity, or mesmidade (sameness), signalizes the permanence of the same (mesmo), in itself, in face of itself (self-reference), by itself, from a dynamics of systemic reciprocity, self-determined by a value of equality, displaced by the intrinsic rotative dynamics of reflexive monadological coincidence of each existent/system.

The identity, or mesmidade (sameness), is determined by the dispositional/intentional/reflexive character of each existent, as inalienable self-reference, that is: the permanent rotative coincidence that any individuated structure has with itself and that attributes to it an irreducible structural autonomy.

The systemic rotativity, determined by the ontology of the identity, is linked and dependent upon the mechanisms of projectivity, signalized in the systems, at the level of the effectivenesses that act in the effects, and postulated at the level of the causes, as formative capabilities that act in the preservation of the integrity of the systems in interface of survival.

The notion of projectivity, worked upon in abstract languages towards the application to the concrete systemic activity, was ontologically synthesized from a semiotic network of meanings with Latin root in:

- projectio, onis, with the meaning of action of extending;

- projecto, as, are, with the meaning of to expose and, also, of to launch forward;

- projectus, a, um, with the meaning of extension;

- projicio, is, ere, jeci, jectum, with the meaning of to expose, exposition.

The projectivity is systemically inseparable from the systemic dynamics of reflection, reflexivity and reflexibility.

Reflection, from the Latin reflectere, has the meaning of (re)turning back, and regards the projective rotative systemic activity of the agents, of any agents, be those agents: particle, field, atom, molecule, cell, animal, person, or thing, ente or entity. That activity being linked to the respective strategies and effectivenesses, entangled in the computation and exchanges of matter, energy and information, included in the computation/production of deliberative judicative valorative syntheses.

Reflexivity, from the Latin reflexu, means folded onto itself, and it is a dispositional systemic rotative capability that allows the agents and/or the systems the direct valorative cognitive processing of themselves, from their causes, or originating formative reasons (ratio, proportio) to and towards which the system intentionally directs itself with the objective of producing (re)evaluative deliberative judicative valorative syntheses.

Reflexibility is an intrinsic dispositional systemic property, common to all the things, to all the systems, as existing things and, because of that, rotatively present in their own light, in themselves, in face of themselves (self-reference) and by themselves.

The reflexibility is in the systems and is approachable in the systems, and regards the visibility or perception of these same systems, as an own mode of being, a character, while things, beings or entities that show themselves, make their apparition (aparecem), remain (permanecem) and seem (parecem), in their own visibility.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The "lingua" of a people...

By: Maria Odete Madeira

The lingua (Latin, Portuguese) of a people, of each people, is a structurating active autonomous system of articulated and interrelated signs that transcends the individual acts of the speech, locating itself in the fundament of the identity of that people, of each people, in what regards its thinking, feelings, beliefs, cognition, autonomy, arbitriu (Latin),…,… .

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Time Aion...

By. Maria Odete Madeira
Aion is the Greek term for that which is without end in the Time, aidios (Aristotle, Meta., 1072b). Outside the Greek philosophical contexts, the term Aion, incorporated in the common daily language, meant period of life.
Melissus made an approximation of the term Aion to the term Apeiron (without limit), primordial substance in Anaximander. In a later development, Plotinus (Enn., III,7,4) attributed to Aion the meaning of mode of existence of the Being.
That which is without end in the Time (Khronos) was systemically expanded and synthesized in a notion of Time Aion.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

(re)tension and the (pro)tension: proportion

By: Maria Odete Madeira

“Quidquid recipitur ad modum recipientis recipitur”

Medieval adage that synthesizes an eidos of proportion: whatever is received, is received according to the mode of receiving of the receiver.

The (re)tension and the (pro)tension (from the Latin tensio) can consistently be synthesized, in an abstract language, as primitive notions for the gathering and utilization of information, in the assumption that the patterns that configure the systems incorporate, in their formative nature, mechanisms of potential rotative projective resonance, linked to the reflexibility of the systems, with appetence and capability to place in relation that which, in the systems, is the act made proportionately available as presence to the potency (semper quod ens) and that, because of that, determines it.

In the retension: the game, the rules, the names, the verbs, the signs, the meanings, the desires, the will, the rhythms, the myths, the rites, the potency…; in the protension: the act, the fact, the event, the fatum…