order from disorder

1.) the domain of philosophy, of thought, of the deleuzian ‘creation of concepts’, – is active always somewhere between, ‘too little’ and ‘too much’ chaos.

2.) for given ‘too little’ or ‘too much’ chaos, – one is left only with the inability to understand, do, or create, – anything.

3.) ‘noise’, as per information theory, is another word for ‘chaos’, – and can largely be described as having two extreme zones of impotence; one is total undifferentiation, the other indifferent-differentiation. (i.e. two types of ‘differences which make no difference’.)

([here we appropriateĀ both g. bateson’s and c. shannon’s definition of ‘information’ as being ‘differences which (actually) make a difference,’ – to noise and\or chaos, as such.)]

4.) now, if information, that is, ‘order’ \ ‘organization’ – is to be forged into differences that actually *make* a difference, (to thought, to action, – to the ‘living-system’ in question), – then it accordingly has to emerge along the “edge” of the two ‘extreme forms’ of differences aforementioned above; i.e. between both the sheer absence and excess of order.

([excess of order = chaos, just as the excess of chaos = the breakdown of order)]

5.) the creation of thought, (and indeed, of life itself) – being always a temporary stabilisation of chaos on one side of this chasm, and the destabilization of too-much order on the other.

6.) accordingly, order is never ‘the opposite of chaos’ (nor something brought to chaos from another domain), – but is instead always a co-dependent activity of organized-disequilibrium occurring between the two limit-point ‘extremes’ of this interface.

7.) order \ information, – being always a form of ‘noise’ in-formation – just as ‘chaos’, is also but order’s ‘condition of possibility’.

8.) i.e. ‘creative-organisation’ occurs as a ‘para-site’, – living in\off its interstices.



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