About the SpinbitZ Project
SpinbitZ is a reconnection to embodiment in evolutionary intelligence, through a re-grounding of conceptuality in its perceptual roots. The goal is to empower the human imagination to peer through its deepest depths and into and through these roots in the infinite. At the foundational level of the project, this is accomplished through an integration of various hidden aspects or “dimensions” (pre-conscious metaphorical engines, really) surrounding the concept of infinity, which, when disclosed, render its “paradoxes” not only understandable, but expected in the logical structure at the heart of human conceptuality. And when conceptuality is optimally tuned, it can be a powerful tool for expansion of the mind. This is the goal of the SpinbitZ project.
SpinbitZ Volume I lays out the foundations of this project through an analysis of the embryological structure of pre-conceptual ontological and epistemological forms and deeply operational metaphorical primitives, such as the hidden forms and aspects of the infinite, tripping the common mind into paradox. It does this partly through an analysis of fundamental mathematics, which can be seen as the most rarified and generalized form of ontological reasoning and intuition. It takes the reader from a deep embodiment in the fine-structure of the Infinite—with a conceptual and perceptual resolution of the core paradoxes thereof—and guides him or her through the higher-level complexities of an evolutionary and integral Interface Epistemology.
While Volume I takes us on a tour of the perceptual rudiments of conceptuality itself, which (by definition) underlies the very ground of possibility of all (resonant and understandable) human ontologies, SpinbitZ Volume II (forthcoming)—deeply empowered and enabled by the epistemological efforts of the first volume—is a continuation of that effort, but moving further into the emergent ontologies at the cusp of both Philosophy and Science. The turn inward to the roots of knowledge in Volume I, allows the deeper involution to and through its own roots, and into the nature of reality, with a self-similar or fractal integration of the core modes of existence we find in “Being” and “Becoming”, or, in another context, the particle and the wave.
Collectively we are barely beginning to grasp the implications of the move into integration with the burgeoning view from Complexity Science, and it will change fundamentally the nature of virtually every philosophical and scientific discipline. This is especially true when we get to the implications of what it means to be a fractal, as explored in depth throughout Volume II. Indeed, For example, Volume II explores the implications of the “Complexity View” on epistemology, and shows that it enables a new form of validation that moves into a laser-like self-resonance, which appears to deeply strengthen the whole field of knowledge as indeed it is involuting to a deep grasp of its own roots.
From the original SpinbitZ site:
SpinbitZ is an integral and thoroughly modern meta-paradigm which uses “vision-logic interfaces” for exploring and integrating the core concepts of—and the bleeding-edges between—ontology and epistemology (the study of reality and knowledge), mathematics, philosophy, science and art. It is a heavily illustrated and intuitively visual work empowered by an integration of the central trans-rational elements of Spinoza and Leibniz (hence SpinbitZ), catalyzed by the convergent thoughts of many others such as Ilya Prigogine (Nobel laureate in Complexity Science), Gerald Lebau (author of Sorce Theory, a fluid-dynamics based, fully causal model of fundamental physics), Gilles Deleuze, Ken Wilber and R. Buckminster Fuller. It is further infused with the truths from many of the great wisdom traditions such as the concept of nonduality, Nagarjuna’s “emptiness,” the “Two Truths Doctrine,” and an operationalized version the Taoist “identity of opposites,”all of which are invaluable for working with the crucial concept of polarity and expanding the project of rationalism through its own embryogenesis beyond the distorting lens of the post-modern era.
The goal of SpinbitZ Volume I, with its “Nondual Rationalism,” was to reconnect to the prematurely abandoned project of philosophical and mathematical rationalism, with its unrecognized roots and resonances in both Western empiricism and the nondual philosophies of the East, such as Taoism and Madhyamaka (middle-path) Buddhism. This critical project was aborted through the “modern” and “post-modern” historical misinterpretations (and in many cases, just plain ignorance) of the key embryonic insights and conceptual tools developed mainly by Spinoza and expanded (in a reactionary and somewhat confused way) through Leibniz (among others). These misinterpretations (of what is better termed “Nondual Rational-Empiricism”), incorporated wholesale into modern academia, were fostered by the reactionary anti-modern and anti-rational movements such as the “infinite representation” and negative dialectic of Hegelian “absolute idealism” and the absolutized relativism of deconstructive postmodernism.
SpinbitZ visually and viscerally reconnects to the positive understanding of infinity — the “secret of rationality” — previously explored by Deleuze and others. With exquisite visual detail, SpinbitZ reinvigorates and re-ignites the embryonic project of rationality, unearthing and greatly strengthening this lost thread. In the process it provides a detailed operational map; a “vision-logic coordinate system” and a “univocity framework” for unfolding the many hidden and conflated polarities and directionalities of thought. Through this it dissolves the many resulting confusions and paradoxes (such as the paradoxes of infinity and free-will) which have become incorporated and axiomatically encapsulated into modern academia and into any system of thought that unquestioningly accepts academic accounts of history (especially the history philosophy and mathematics). Correcting these errors and conceptual biases and significantly fleshing out the details and operational meta-paradigm tools of the aborted project of Nondual Rationalism, enables a fully resonant, highly detailed visual-synergy between the new rational and trans-rational ontologies (e.g. post-metaphysics), the emerging qualitative or causal aspect (IT quadrant) of physics in Sorce Theory (as well as Plasma and Fractal Cosmologies), and a new “trans-rational” or “holonic” interpretation of mathematics originated in SpinbitZ.
Being an essentially integral system, SpinbitZ naturally, and convergently, fits within (and significantly expands) the emerging meta-paradigm of “Integral Methodological Pluralism” (IMP) put forth by Ken Wilber. SpinbitZ effectively gives IMP a deeper and more explicit grounding in rationality and nondual ontology by helping it to explore its own “shadow-element,” an unacknowledged and distorted aspect of its own “transcended-and-included” history. The bulk of the attacks on Wilber’s IMP come directly from this controversy hidden within, and the performative contradictions needed to maintain, this shadow element. IMP will be greatly strengthened if this shadow-element can be acknowledged and addressed from within, rather than externally, from its critics.
IMP inherited this shadow-element through accepting the modern academic interpretation of the history of rationality on its own misshapen and unhealthy terms. This account of history, distorted by the “forces of representation,” as Deleuze would say, was deeply influenced by the post-modern attempt to flatten the critical (and fully relative) ontic/epistemic polarity and hierarchy, found in, for example, the polarity of Brahma/Maya, in the East, and Kant’s noumena/phenomena, in the West. Nondual Rationalism gives the tools for seeing and correcting these second-hand post-modern errors, allowing the full and honest recognition of the necessity of relative ontological speculation (as is critical for science and philosophy). And In the process, SpinbitZ opens the way for re-awakening the “inborn capacity to understand (all aspects of reality) through the eyes.”