Fragments of a Modern Pre-Socratic: Truth and Beauty

For what is life in the end but fragments

Truth

  1. Truth is a one-to-one understanding of reality.
  2. Truth is an inward expression of itself
  3. It is ultimately redundant.
  4. Some truths are complete and final
  5. The Form of Truth is eternal.
  6. The Form of the Beautiful is eternal
  7. Their Union the Good is eternal.
  8. Mathematics is a complete and final truth — The Form of Relationships.
  9. Other truths are incomplete
  10. Opinion: Truth-, false-potential

Beauty

  1. Beauty is the realization, or physicalization, of the Truth.
  2. Beauty is an outward expression of Truth
  3. Truth is ascertained aesthetically when eternal principles, notions, are realized in this physical existence.
  4. Symmetry, the simplest and most accessible form of mathematical truth physically realized, provokes an equivalent simple understanding and appreciation of the beautiful.
  5. While not everything is True, everything is Beautiful.
  6. Truth and Beauty are different in this sense: Truth depends on itself. Beauty depends on Truth. Truth can exist without Beauty. Beauty cannot exist without Truth.
  7. The Truth is always Beautiful by definition, by metaphysical decree.
  8. The False is always Beautiful by its indirect, symmetrical relationship to the Truth — It is a symmetrical, mathematical opposite of Truth.
  9. Opinion is beautiful insofar as it partially partakes of the Truth, partially of the False.
  10. Aesthetic Subjectivity: Preference for Truth, Falsity, or Opinion is a Subjective Determination
  11. Opinion is objectively more complex than Truth and Falsity
  12. Subjectivity still determines aesthetic preference of simplicity or complexity

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