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...anything is anything

- the whole point is that this isn't a stable tautology - its a multileveled contraction. As a banner, it is self-vitiating, but it exploits the "weakness" of language, to provide a meta meta paradox...
  1. It can be read as generically, any "thing" is itself (the principle of identity from Paramenadies onward)
    [-true by "definition"]


  2. anything explicitly is any other thing (the entire continuum may be mapped onto itself in any way) - traditionally, this is only "true" if the continuum is empty...if the continuum was empty (as in Hennix) , then where would the meaning of assertion come from?
    [-false by "definition"]


  3. "anything can be converted into or seen functionally as anything else". The funny thing is that it is the position of both transcendental religion, occult etc...and of rationalism. In rationalism (physics, semantics), the whole idea is to factor out opaque areas, so that, with the correct transformation rules can convert any meaning or thing into any other thing (even if the effort to do so is incalcuable). This probably doesn't matter to you because you've already "given up" on "norms of cogency," but it is quite a problem for anyone who would try to systematically clean up these areas. In short, you need individual things, but you need them to also be universalizable, generic (perhaps Fort pointed this out)-so, it is an undecidable generalization, stretching out to the wings of knowledge.
What you have then done, is to articulate a new kind of unstable epistemology. It is also an assertion which can't be checked, since the 3 interpretations are in contradiction; yet there is no dissasociation between language and reality. You can't find an instance of "zero" in the world, but you can easily find an "anything" - an underspecified signifier....

Monty Cantsin

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