The ‘causality dilemma’ of “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” To ancient philosophers, the question about the first chicken or egg also ignited the question(s) of how life and the universe began in general. So I ask: “What is the axiom that will unequivocally acknowledge and then attempt to remedy the ill societal ramifications we are now experiencing due to exponential technology and medical advancements?”
That being, the vaporizing of the jobs that the lagging human species are not done with just yet, so to speak. A species that is living longer than ever (longevity), from same exponential rate of medical advancements.
More and more people and fewer and fewer jobs, is recipe’ for social and economic disaster if not at least acknowledge and plans made to address. And stop living in oblivious denial of the ill side-effects of exponential technology growth?
The same can be said for the precarious employment and economic doldrums we NOW find ourselves in. “What came first the JOBS or the DEMAND?”
We need one to make the other happen and vise-verse.
On top of all that above. Now add in the ‘monopolistic corporation behemoth’ formations from market consolidation and centralization, creating a machine that relentlessly seeks maximum profits and cuts operating cost (outsourcing jobs not just to other countries but to machines) to appease the Masses/Stockholders.
I think that axiom will be what Rick Santelli said on CNBC the other day:
“Listen up Steve Leisman….the lines at the unemployment offices will be getting exponentially longerrrrr”~Rick Santelli
Will it be civil unrest from societal and economical collapse?
Mr. President, how’s about’ the audacity of creating some JOBS?
*An equivalent situation arises in engineering and science known as circular reference, in which a parameter is required to calculate that parameter itself.
A circular reference is not to be confused with the logical fallacy of a circular argument. Although a circular reference will often be unhelpful and reveal no information, such as two entries in a book index referring to each other, it is not necessarily so that a circular reference is of no use. Dictionaries, for instance, must always ultimately be a circular reference since all words in a dictionary are defined in terms of other words, but a dictionary nevertheless remains a useful reference. Sentences containing circular referents can still be meaningful; is circular but not without meaning. Indeed, it can be argued that self-reference is a necessary consequence of Aristotle’s Law of non-contradiction, a fundamental philosophical axiom. In this view, without self-reference, logic and mathematics become impossible, or at least, lack usefulness.
In classical logic, the law of noncontradiction (LNC) (or the principle of non-contradiction (PNC), or the principle of contradiction) is the second of the so-called three classic laws of thought. It states that contradictory statements cannot both at the same time be true, e.g. the two propositions “A is B” and “A is not B” are mutually exclusive.
In the symbolism of propositional logic, the law can expressed as “¬ (P ∧ ¬P)”.
The law of noncontradiction, along with its complement, the law of excluded middle (the third of the three classic laws of thought), are correlates of the law of identity (the first of the three laws). Because the law of identity partitions its logical Universe into exactly two parts: a “logical object” and everything else, it creates a dichotomy wherein the two parts are “mutually exclusive” and “jointly exhaustive”. The law of noncontradiction is merely an expression of the mutually exclusive aspect of that dichotomy, and the law of excluded middle, an expression of its jointly exhaustive aspect.
In traditional logic, an axiom or postulate is a proposition that is not proven or demonstrated but considered to be either self-evident, or subject to necessary decision. In other words, an axiom is a logical statement that is assumed to be true. Therefore, its truth is taken for granted, and serves as a starting point for deducing and inferring other (theory dependent) truths.