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By Alan Rayner
Natural inclusionality is a kind of awareness that helps us to appreciate our selves and other tangible forms as dynamic inhabitants of Nature, not discrete subjects and objects rigidly set apart from one another. This awareness comes with recognising that space is a limitless intangible presence everywhere, which permeates throughout and beyond all tangible expressions of energy, whether in the form of radiation or massy bodies. Space cannot be cut and can neither resist nor be resisted by nor be removed from the presence and movement of tangible forms. Far from being just empty distance between, outside or occupied by discrete material objects or structures – as is assumed by the logic of abstract rationality – space is a receptive presence, vital for movement and communication. As natural dynamic inclusions of space, all forms are variably fluid flow-forms. Their boundaries are energetic configurations of space, not exclusions from space. When they move, they do not move through space; instead space permeates through them. With this awareness comes an appreciation of self-identity as an inclusion of neighbourhood – a fluid inclusion, not a rigid exclusion of others’ identities. Our understanding of physical reality is such as to bring profound compassion for ourselves and other life forms, and is a source of deep inspiration and creativity. It calls for an expansion of conventional theoretical reasoning to include more fluid, artistic and poetic forms of expression.
Technical Philosophical Version
Natural Inclusionality is a new philosophy and fluid boundary logic of self-identity and ecological and evolutionary diversity and sustainability. It is intended to supersede the abstract rationality that has dominated human thought for millennia, based on definitive logic that can only apply to inert material systems that are unknown to exist anywhere in Nature. Whereas abstract rationality treats space as empty distance between, occupied by or outside completely definable tangible material structures or objects with discrete boundary limits, natural inclusionality recognises space as a limitless, indivisible, receptive (non-resistive) ‘intangible presence’ vital for movement and communication. This allows all form to be understood as flow-form, distinctive but dynamically continuous, not singularly discrete. The simple move from regarding intangible space and tangible boundaries as mutually exclusive sources of discontinuity and discrete definition to mutually inclusive sources of continuity and dynamic distinction enables self-identity to be understood as a dynamic inclusion of neighbourhood. Intangible space is included throughout and beyond all tangible figural forms as configurations of energy, whether as massy bodies or mass-less electromagnetic radiation. Fully to appreciate and communicate the significance of this move, it is necessary to widen the linguistic, mathematical and imaginative remit of conventional scientific argument and explication so as to include more poetic, fluid and artistic forms of expression.
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About the Author
Dr Alan Rayner is a naturalist who uses art, poetry, fluid mathematics and careful science to enquire and communicate about the evolutionary
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