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gary e. davis
May 8, 2024

interfacing, interacting, interplaying… It’s easy to abstract from all of that: focusing on the prefix as trivial aspect of lexical happenstance.

But interesting is that the lexicality is quite ambivalent: among, within, between.

It implies a general ambiguity of relational belonging in difference: mutual vs. merely carried along (i.e., inclusion as active vs. passive), assertive vs. receptive.

That ambiguity could be numinous, inasmuch as a person faces gestalt resonance, but needs stability of there being a situation clearly.

An easy kind of interality is free associating, which may be either enchanting
or uncomfortable—or both, depending on the saliance of relating emergents.

One person’s want of time for reverie may be another’s aversion to new considerations.

In all events, emergences show as self-relating differences, like a cell divides
itself, as if ex nihilo, thereby implying its implicit disposition to self-differentiate. Phenomena show themselves (as if intending), there being presence of presencing.

Normally in logic, a relation is combinatorial. Russell’s and Whithead’s Principia Matematica stipulates the identity function such that, for some given a and b, a=b, i.e, a and b have the same value—given a and b.

But in emergence, differentiation itself emerges; thus, there being a and b being separately in the first place happens by phenomenal emergence (phenomen-
ogeny): being shows as there being. There’s no innately "present" a and b which come out. Emergence in phenomenogeny—as for physics (cosmic emergence)—is immanently originary (relative to the implicature of genesis). Atomism is false
—though Quantum-foam theory prospects that space-time is an emergent “property,” like fluidity of water is an emergent property of compacted H2O molecules.

At the scale of mentability—there being phenomena—implicit interality (phenom-
ogeny) leads to discovering (<—> inventing?) differentiation through receptive-
ness, openness, exploration, fabulation, and prospecting. (The quantum is a wave or a particle, depending on your instrumentation.)

An array of phenomena, constellated or not (but preferrably constellated, since we want meaning), can be—is, let’s say—a phenomenography. An elaboratable genealogy of that—how emergent phenomenalities constitute themselves—is
a phenomenology.

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