Fragments of a Modern Pre-Socratic: Truth and Beauty
- Truth is a one-to-one understanding of reality.
- Truth is an inward expression of itself
- It is ultimately redundant.
- Some truths are complete and final
- The Form of Truth is eternal.
- The Form of the Beautiful is eternal
- Their Union the Good is eternal.
- Mathematics is a complete and final truth — The Form of Relationships.
- Other truths are incomplete
- Opinion: Truth-, false-potential
- Beauty is the realization, or physicalization, of the Truth.
- Beauty is an outward expression of Truth
- Truth is ascertained aesthetically when eternal principles, notions, are realized in this physical existence.
- Symmetry, the simplest and most accessible form of mathematical truth physically realized, provokes an equivalent simple understanding and appreciation of the beautiful.
- While not everything is True, everything is Beautiful.
- 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.
- The Truth is always Beautiful by definition, by metaphysical decree.
- The False is always Beautiful by its indirect, symmetrical relationship to the Truth — It is a symmetrical, mathematical opposite of Truth.
- Opinion is beautiful insofar as it partially partakes of the Truth, partially of the False.
- Aesthetic Subjectivity: Preference for Truth, Falsity, or Opinion is a Subjective Determination
- Opinion is objectively more complex than Truth and Falsity
- Subjectivity still determines aesthetic preference of simplicity or complexity