Philosophy and Logic


Awareness of natural inclusion gives rise to a philosophy and logic of natural energy flow in which receptive and informative presence include and influence each other. This differs radically from the abstract philosophy and logic of definitive separation (e.g. Aristotle’s ‘Law of the Excluded Middle’), which depends on the supposition that one thing cannot simultaneously be another thing, and is at the root of rationalistic and materialistic thought. Whereas natural space and boundaries are necessarily continuous, continuously in flux and mutually inclusive, abstract perceptions treat space and boundaries as sources of definitive discontinuity.