Paradox Principle

Harold Walsby: The Role of Logic

It will be useful to take a look in broad-perspective at what we are about to do. I must therefore say a word about the historical role of the principle of Non-contradiction. The usual view of logic is that “natural logic” – sometimes called “native wit” – is inborn, somehow “given” by nature (or Divine… read more »

Harold Walsby: Aristotle’s Principle

Art does not exactly imitate that which can be seen by the eyes, but goes back to that element of reason of which Nature consists and according to which Nature acts. (Goethe) For generations now many artists, poets and mystics have expressed their deep conviction that human reason cannot be bounded by what has often… read more »

Harold Walsby: Dedication to The Paradox Principle and Modular Systems Generally

Harold Walsby Design Research Project Paper No. 1 January 1967 Communicating mathematical ideas is a problem even among mathematicians. Many leading mathematicians are distressed over a style of mathematical writing that has become commonplace in the last decade or two. Mathematical papers are compressed to the limit, until all intuitive ideas are squeezed out. As… read more »

Harold Walsby: The Paradox Principle and Modular Systems Generally

Special Announcement to Potential Subscribers: In the first days of my Design Project a few people wrote: “This all seems most abstract. What does your Paradox Principle actually do? What are its practical consequences? Has it any concrete effects on our daily lives?” The short answer is, Yes, it has potentiality for very practical results… read more »

George Walford: Did Walsby Get This Bit Wrong?

I have said and written a good deal about Harold Walsby’s theories and have always set myself as it were on his side, accepting what he said and trying to take it farther. But there is one paper he issued which I am not able to accept; his diagram entitled “Attitude to Paradox,” which appears… read more »