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George Walford: The Annual Harold Walsby Memorial Lecture for 1980

We propose that the Annual Harold Walsby Lecture for 1980 be an exposition of the theory, originated and largely developed by Harold Walsby, now known as systematic ideology, or of some aspect of that theory, as the lecturer may choose. We propose that Peter Shepherd, who is a lecturer by profession, who has already given… read more »

George Walford: Ideology, Autonomous or Epiphenomenal?

To hold that ideology is an epiphenomenon is to hold that it is the reflection or expression of events or revelations in another field. This view demands consideration both for its intrinsic interest and also because it forms part of a large and influential body of thought. Marxism in all its varieties – neo-, Leninist-,… read more »

Harold Walsby: Appendix to The Paradox Principle and Modular Systems Generally

GEOMETRY LOGIC CLASSICAL(dominant 2,000 years) REVOLUTIONARY(challenging the classical) CLASSICAL(dominant 2,000 years) REVOLUTIONARY(challenging the classical) SYSTEM Euclidean Non-Euclidian Aristotolean Non-Aristotolean ELEMENTS lines and points classes and individuals CRUCIAL ELEMENTS parallels opposites GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CRUCIAL ELEMENTS Eeuclidean parallels are special kinds of lines involving at least two lines and an intervening boundary-space Aristotolian opposites are special… read more »

Harold Walsby: The Paradox Principle and Applications

So far, we have only-considered cases where the modulus is finite. In these systems, infinity appears as implied (therefore potential only) by the indefinite repetition of the finite modular system. That is it is implied by the self-representation or self-reproduction of the system. The finite – modular system itself consists of the finite set of… read more »

Harold Walsby: Models for Self-Contradiction

On considering the examples just given, we are forcibly reminded of a phenomenon which occurs, just occasionally, in thousands of homes. It occurs whenever we see on our television screens a picture of the commentator sitting beside a television set which shows a picture of the commentator sitting beside a television set which shows a… read more »

Harold Walsby: Infinity and Self-Contradiction

Soon after the discovery of the calculus by Newton and Leibniz, problems of consistency in mathematics arose which centred around the concept of “infinity,” i.e. “infinitesimals” or “infinitely small quantities.” The inconsistencies, together with ensuing disputes among mathematicians and philosophers, were not allayed until the middle of the last century. Whether or not Weierstrass, Dedekind… read more »

Harold Walsby: Meaningful Self-Contradictions

Aristotle’s Principle, as we have just seen, implies the existence of some contradictions and denies the existence of others. This would account for the otherwise inexplicable fact that it is sometimes called “the Principle of Contradiction” and sometimes “the Principle of Non-contradiction,” titles which are in flat contradiction of one another! Strictly, of course, since… read more »

Harold Walsby: Three Types of Contradictions

The limits one may set to the term “contradiction” are to some extent arbitrary, since the word is normally used in different senses. I shall use the term in the widest sense compatible with my immediate object. This follows excellent precedent. For example, Aristotle’s Principle is generally applied to “contraries” (such as “black” and “white”)… read more »