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Section Eleven 


 

Using Inflected Logic

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So many of our logical systems in math and science that are used for analysis are simple logical systems that are binary in nature; either 0 or 1. That's it. There's no bending of the rules. It's inflexible by nature. Kant believed that we don't learn math, one discovers math. He believes that all are born with a logical system in their heads and that reading mathematics is discovering a dormant language. It awakens the logical system. If the logical system is accurately represented by, for example, symbolic logic, then a logical system must be linear in nature.  What is called Normative Logic is characterized by parallel and perpendicular lines, but the logic one actually uses in their daily lives has an inherent bending and declension in it. Viking-Poets do not ride in perfectly straight lines nor take corners at geometrically perfect angles, rather they ride in a flow of continual judgment because of the never-ending bumps and imperfections along their path.

Nor does a Viking-Poet motorcyclist ride at a constant speed. Instead there is a need to fill in the gaps and corners where linear logic cannot go. They use intuition in their logic. So when cycling, one must balance between the geometrically crisp logical model with a wise spatio-temporal inflected logic. The decision-making process when riding is not rigid; it takes into consideration the conceptual application of a linear system onto a non-linear world.

Kant says that man has a natural intuition of time and space, and that time is quanta continua, meaning it must be looked at as continual because otherwise time and space would just be an empty point. An instant in the time continuum can only be a point, and a point in time by definition is void of any length of time. Therefore points of time would be 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 0. Time therefore must always be considered as duration. Kant says ‘the continuity of time is ordinarily designated by the term flowing or flowing away.'[1] So Kant gets it. So a point in time becomes an instant merely at the beginning or end of a finite duration.

The problem with that is that we are forced, it seems, to define the present as the end of the past and the beginning of the future. The NOW would then be void, so that's why it must be duration. And in that duration there should be zeitqualia. But this begs the question: How can one see both duration and points in time?             Kant calls it transcendental schema. It is the ‘magical function' we have in the imagination that bridges between instants in time and the sensibility of time as duration. He says this schema is the synthesis of perception with the representation of time. Schema is the orderly arrangement of parts, as in a philosophic system. It's the rover force that makes time, as defined as an infinite series of instants, intelligible as a quantum flow. Kant writes that it is ‘art concealed in the depths of the human soul, whose real modes of activity nature is hardly likely to ever allow us to discover, and to have open to our gaze.'[2]

But Kant never undertook exploits. In fact he never traveled more than forty miles from his home during his lifetime, so that's why it was never revealed to him. But it has been revealed to the Viking-Poet from empirical data: Kant's transcendental schema is that faculty in us that inflects logic. If this transcendental schema is a product of the imagination, like Kant says it is, then it could be that thing that bridges ones sense perception and bends ones innate logical apparatus to understand the sense data in the natural non-linear world.

So then what does inflection means precisely? Think of the word ‘flex.' Inflection is an angle or bend, or a modulation in the voice. It is a change in a plane curve from convex to concave. It's a pattern of change in form undergone by words to express grammatical and syntactical relations. To inflect is to vary the tone of pitch of the voice, or modulate. It is to turn from a straight or usual course, and to bend. To inflect is to give or recite the inflections of a word by conjugating or declining. It is to alter the form of a word by inflection. Comes from the Latin inflectere, meaning ‘to bend.'

Thus the bent lines in the Inflected Matrix of Mountainbike Logic sketch:



[1] Immanuel Kant, The Critique of Pure Reason

[2] Ibid

  

But the way a Viking-Poet actually intuits logic from the empirical world is with this organic, time-sensitive bendable logic. And it's this transcendental schema that Kant mentions that is the bending agent.

So what does all this mean? It highlights how traditional normative logic that the 21st-Century Man uses falls short by revealing the form of logic Viking-Poets use while engaged in an exploit. This motorcycle logic takes into consideration the quantum phenomena not considered by traditional linear logic. The random oddities of an exploit cannot fall outside of the domain of inflected motorcycle logic. The dynamic of inflection allows the ride to become a flow.

It means the 21st-Century Man who sacrifices quality at the cost of time has a lower degree of inner magnitude. It means to have a weak inflection muscle is to have a ‘blind spot' or, more harshly, is to be missing the middle part, thus explains why the soft couch-potato man cannot see what Viking-Poets can see and experience. It means that having excellent inflection increases the magnitude of quality through time. It means that ones rationale isn't purely logical or purely poetic; rather ones rational foundation has the pillar of logic and the pillar of poetry that are balanced using inflection.

It means that one shoe is straight and one shoe is curved, so that one who does not go forth and engage the empirical world will have a limp.

The illusion of a perfect match eludes even Kant, the keenest of logicians, because Professor Kant never rode a motorcycle and endeavored into the empirical world on a motorcycle. He never was able to fill in the corners. And being empiricists, Viking-Poets concur with David Hume the Scotsman when he wrote: ‘causes and effects are discoverable, not by reason, but by experience.'[1]



[1] Hume, Op. Cit.

Section Twelve 

Bending Grammar

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So if there are two shoes, one straight and unbending like a mathematical equation the all are born with, and another shoe of logic that is bendable, then the Viking-Poet is master of both through necessity, otherwise his life would indeed be short. For this the Viking-Poet needs his motorcycle logic because it's an intuitive rationale that is logically inflected in nature. It enables one to see and read between the lines of what binary logic leaves out.

Motorcycling is sculpting a stream with a subtle lean of the shoulder and creating a new wave with only a slight of hand. Temporal orientation is fundamental to a coordinated brake and turn, and a lane change, not to mention cracks in the roads from the long winters. Motorcycle logic must to be temporal in nature. Just as a motorcyclist rides in a flow of space and time, the coordination of how one rides is the way logic is used. Same with sailing and the other vehicles of exploit known to the Viking-Poet.

But not to leave things here, it could be suggested that if the fundamental logic of inflection, found in the structure of languages, is a mirror of man's a priori logical apparatus rather than the inflexible normative logic presumed by Kant and used by logicians and scientists, then we could use that skeletal structure to create a better logical system to analyze the natural world. Also, if we could ever apprehend and decipher and duplicate the inherent logical structure of a language, then we would have a blueprint of our fundamental cognitive structure. After all, languages are human creations.

One must allow some room to bend the language, to bend the grammar, to overcome the linear rules of the inherent logic in language. For example, there isn't just one past tense in English, there are seventeen different tenses, most deviations from the past particle. "I was going to have a drink of chocolate milk," is a good example of the bending of logic that Kant doesn't acknowledge. Instead of Kant's belief, it is suggested that the very logical structure of a language is a mirror reflection of man's innate logical apparatus. The rules of grammar for example, are lines of logic that show us how we naturally think. The logic in language can be bent, or more importantly, is bendable.

Kant even writes of the ‘quality of sensation, as for instance in colors, taste, etc. is always merely empirical, and cannot be represented a priori. Empirical consciousness can in inner sense be raised from 0 to any higher degree, so that a certain extensive magnitude of intuition, as for instance of illuminated surface, may become excited as great a sensation as the combined aggregate of many such surfaces less illuminated.'[1] He's tough to read but this is Kant talking about the degree of qualia in experience. This ‘quality of sensation' is ‘qualia' in a priori time and space. Zeitqualia is a sensation of magnitude experienced through in time.

See zeitqualia at the top is what we all gun for.



[1] Kant, Op Cit

  

 
 
Table of Contents
        Forward
1.     Wisdom
2.     A Viking-Poet Exploit
3.     The Viking-Poet Club
4.     Harnessing Ones Will
5.     Instinct
6.     The 21st-Century Man
7.     The Time Factor
8.     The Viking-Poet Philosopher
9.     The Art of Motorcycling
10.  Becoming a Zeitqualia Master
11.  Using Inflected Logic
12.  Bending Grammar
13.  In Summary
         
 
 

 
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