# Re: Superset <=> subset

Ian Goddard (igoddard@erols.com)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 12:05:59 -0400

At 08:02 AM 9/26/96 +0100, Sarah Marr wrote:

> ... the following sentence is a _complete_ nonsense:
>
> "But all that it is, is all that its not."
>
> OK: it's red. So apply that sentence:
>
> "It is red. It is not red."

Its internal area (a) is red. Its external area (b) is not-red.

Both areas (a) and (b) are inside the area that contains all
those features necessary for its identity. Surely you agree.

We might call this universal area, the "Super-red-box."
Its "super identity" is its individual identity. As such,
all things in its (b) area alter its individual identity
as it alters the identity of all things in its (b) area.

Its identity -- which is its actual inside area -- is not
confined to a finite region of space as physical fact --
as ID alteration by external alteration -- clearly proves
and which I believe we generally agree.

So I am saying that, as facts dictate, its identity is
derived from the superset, its identity -- its inside
area -- is not other than the Superset. This does not
negate that there is this thing we observe called
"subset," but is in fact the necessary structure of
its individual existence. Therein lies the paradox:
the individual is derived from the whole, and thus
is a part of the whole as the whole is a part of
the individual. That's a logical identity/unity.

That's holistic identity, and it does not deny
individuality. The whole defines the individual
as the individual defines the whole. A logical
symmetry. In total, the whole with parts
defines the whole.

This is not something that supports collectivism,
as it always is, it need not be enforced, in fact,
it shows that central planners would be redundant.
The "invisible hand" is the true "central planner."
The desire of each individual defines the price
of a given commodity, as the price defines the
individuals desire for that commodity.

Holistic identity -- whole defines part, part defines
whole -- is the logical structure of everything.

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