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4D Dynamic Logic

4D Dynamic Logic
Analysis of Synthesis

Otto van Nieuwenhuijze

Draft - contains at present only the introduction - will be finalised on request.
This 4D Dynamic logic is the key to understanding life,
in the interplay between information and matter.
It take pace in our living being; objective = subjective.

4D Dynamic Logic is a description of the properties of interfacing. It regards analysis and synthesis in combination. It is thereby capable of seeing the difference and integration of the Part in the Whole. This requires a different approach in observation, and description, than is usual in e.g. science The role of the observer in the observation needs to be understood, both in the sense of the connectedness of the human in the environment, and in the sense of the difference (and potential disturbance) that this may represent. This double-sidedness relates to the principles of Interfacing; which are relativistic always. These are by necessity dependent on the circumstances, thus probabilistic in general. And they are possible only because of the integration involved: the explicit implicit interrelatedness of the part (observer) with/in the whole (observed). This determines the nature and properties of 4D Dynamic Logic: it refers to States, Processes, Probabilities and Potentials, all at the same time. It also ‘explains’ how Space, Time, Energy and Consciousness are all interrelated. 4D Dynamic logic therein does not describe anything new, it simply recapitulates old findings, presenting them as a pattern per se. The most important aspect of 4D Dynamic Logic is not that it describes the known in a ‘new’ (already known) way, but that it shows that, and how, we need to think differently to make sense of ‘things’ that might otherwise escape us, and to come to understand with much greater clarity the role of our own involvement, and being as such. It enables us to use the Known to understand more of the Unknown, by understanding more of our (capacity for) knowing; by the principles of (inter)relationships that the 4D Dynamic Logic ‘describes’.

Logic, relationships, connectedness, Integration, oneness, analysis.


Logic and Analysis have often been described; many texts have addressed the issue. Few texts however applied the logic to itself: if logic is a method for describing, thus clarifying, relationships, then it should also be able to explain how the logic relates to us; how it represents us, and how it operates with/in us.
There are many forms of logic; it should thus be logical that by their own logic they relate to each other (and, again, to us, in what we are, do, experience and describe).

That these forms of logic are seen as separate, from each other, and from us, appears to be related to properties unrelated to logic, but to principles of politics: the imbalance within people by which they seek to control their environment and others. This introduces, ‘imposes’, a bias on logic that is not inherent to the logic itself. As a result, many forms of logic are incomplete: they disregard findings that are thought to be inconsistent with the reality that we know. Forgetting that the reality that we know is based on conditioned beliefs, patterns of communication, relational rank roles, and properties attributed to the materials we use. These ‘crippled’ forms of logic can be appreciated and understood by using 4D Dynamic logic; which makes it also of use in any situation where healing (restoring wholeness, removing imbalance) is in place.

Logic is a tool of the mind. All human-made instruments are extensions of our senses. Languages, technologies, and devices such as ‘mathematics’, and ‘logic’, are no exceptions in this: they all reflect our inner functioning, as perceived in our interactions with our environment (including each other). These tools and devices are but ‘footprints in the sand’, excrement of our realisations. Like the traces in a Wilson Cloud Chamber, as used in nuclear physics, the world around humans is littered with the devices they made: logic is but an example in case.

Logic is a fine example of a languaging tool, as it forms part of the philosophy of mathematics, the technology of languages, the practicality of psychology, and the structure of sociology. Logic thereby exemplifies a belief, which (as so many basic beliefs) is thought to be ‘normal’, thus real. Any form of logic that is regarded in that way has become a religion: it no longer applies to itself, thus it no longer can explain how it relates to what it is applied; and no longer is understood in how it relates to us, Logic thereby often degrades from a tool to a crutch: instead of being a scaffolding to deeper insight, it becomes a straightjacket that blocks access to the inner understanding, on which the logic is based. Crutches tend to cripple people, if used for too long. Likewise logic is deadening, if not discarded in time: as some aspects of science now show: it makes the realisation of reality lifeless, and the experience of what it produced as if ‘dead’.

Logic is the art of relating; it does not stand separate from us. It is simply an encoded expression of us; and a potential possible means to clarify how we relate, at moments when we no longer ‘see the link’. We are the link, always; the logic we use is merely an aspect of what we are, and of how we relate. It is neither us, not a representation of us. It is but a manifestation of our internal make-up, as expressed in the rather limited form of language, and code. This means that logic is not the Form by which it is seen (or described), and it is not the Process in which it is seen to operate. Neither is it the characteristic confluence of conditions in which it is experienced too operate, nor is it our embedding in the ambient environment (and its conditions); yet all at the same time. 4D Dynamic Logic relates the Form in which it is perceived, the Process in which it is experienced, the Conditions in which we operate it, and our inner functioning, all at the same time. It means that the formal formulation of logic, is an expression of the processes of interaction (interfacing), by which we operate (inner phase). The concrete form is the reflection of the abstract principles on which we are based. The logic, in its way, describes and reflects us.

Logic is the core of our realisation of reality; it is not an abstract science. In a sense it is the ‘atomic medium’ on which our psyche is based. What we hold to be real, determines the response of our pineal gland, leading to a bodily response via the hypothalamic system, which triggers a glandular organ response, to condition the state of being of the cells in our body. The relationships by which we relate to ourselves, and others, reality, and our realisations, as expressed in mere words. Logic is the essence of what kindergartens teach; it is fed in with every drop of mother’s milk. And to regard it as only a branch of mathematics (albeit the basis of/for it) misses out of the properties of logic as art, religion (mysticism) and love.

The following describes the principles of 4D Dynamic Logic by four stages.

  1. First the form, and forms, of Logic are addressed. This section is elementary to show that logic is merely a tool of languaging, arbitrary in its essence, and given meaning only by its application, thus (ab)uses.
  2. Then the more general concept of Logic, Languaging is addressed: all those activities by which humans relate to their environment. (4D D) Logic is merely an attempt to identify the common denominator(s) involved.
  3. Thirdly, the principles of Interaction themselves are to be addressed: these are involved in the way we use logic, and to what it is being used. Here this implies that the logic needs to be applied to itself.
  4. Finally, the basis of logic needs to be dealt with: what is it in us that designs Logic, Languages, Relationships; and how do they all reflect, complement and supplement us? This leads deals with the basis of interconnectedness of the universe, as experienced and expressed within us.

Forthcoming - upon request:

Logic: the art of Relating in Integrity


Relating as form of Interfacing


Interfacing as Process of Inner Phasing


Inner Phasing as Co-ordination of Integrity






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