Dialectic of Demand

Adrian Williams: Dialectical Psychology

As explained by Walford (1981) with references back to Harold Walsby’s paper The Paradox Principle and Modular Systems Generally, the particular value of dialectical logic lies in the comprehension of intellectual and social matters. For the process of manipulating the physical world in order to survive as individuals or as a society formal logic is… read more »

George Walford: The Abstraction of Economics

In The Dialectic of Demand it was shown that Aristotelian logic is not sufficient for the full comprehension of society or, therefore, for its effective control. Dialectic also was needed. This is not generally recognised, the attempt continues to be made to study society “scientifically” (which usually means on Aristotelian principles) in the expectation that… read more »

George Walford: Bits and Pieces

They laughed at Einstein, but he went right ahead and invented relatives. – – – In the paper recently issued, Dialectic of Demand, it is shown to be mainly in social affairs that paradox and dialectical contradiction are to be found. It seems the author of that paper was not the first to note this,… read more »

George Walford: Did Walsby Get This Bit Wrong?

I have said and written a good deal about Harold Walsby’s theories and have always set myself as it were on his side, accepting what he said and trying to take it farther. But there is one paper he issued which I am not able to accept; his diagram entitled “Attitude to Paradox,” which appears… read more »