CRITIQUE OF POST-DIALECTICAL IDEALISM: Although not a critique in the strictly analytical sense, this 1989-91 work is nonetheless sufficiently methodical and wide-ranging in its comprehensive treatment of a variety of interrelated subjects to warrant serious consideration as a vehicle for the advancement, on a Social Transcendentalist basis, of post-dialectical idealism (truth) in a world too long torn between the conflicting claims of realism and materialism. Of especial significance here are the T-like diagrammatic structures which enabled me to flesh-out, in fairly comprehensive vein, the various components of any given subject and to analyse it in relation to my overriding idealistic bias. Subjects tackled include a theory of the connections between a given mode of attire and the most appropriate approach to sexual intercourse in relation to it, as well as an investigation of the relationships between 'naturalistic' and artificial products or technologies at both 'head' and 'bodily' levels.
PHILOSOPHICAL TRUTH: Akin to the above, this 1991-2 work builds from its initial dualistic introduction to a fully-fledged Social Transcendentalist critique, in which the by-now familiar quadruple structures of the earlier work are examined with regard to a number of new contexts, with particular emphasis on music and its relationship to ideological parallels.
VERITAS PHILOSOPHICUS: This text derives its Latin-sounding title from the use of 'V' structures in a majority of the diagrams which characterize it and which enabled me to approach Truth or, in this case, Veritas from a more systematic and comprehensive standpoint, building on the 'T' structures common to both the CRITIQUE OF POST-DIALECTICAL IDEALISM and PHILOSOPHICAL TRUTH (see above), until I had amassed a considerable number of diagrammatic quadruplicities of the sort deriving from their 'elemental' theories. Of real significance here is the modification of perspective which develops from the use of two different types of diagrammatic structure, and it is characteristic of my methodology that the earlier perspective is either corrected or refuted, as we move into a more logically advanced structural mode.
LAST JUDGEMENTS: This is the final (and shortest) volume of what I now like to regard as 'The Post-Dialectical Idealism Quartet', i.e. the four volumes of supernotes stemming from THE CRITIQUE OF POST-DIALECTICAL IDEALISM, with its structural quadruplicities, and, not surprisingly, it tends to sum up and/or refine upon a number of the principal theories already discussed, as well as lay the foundation for the next stage of my philosophical advance, which was to be more purely aphoristic or, more correctly, maximistic, in what were to be several volumes of maxims.
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