What are the consequences of differance at the more
elaborated levels of discourse and logic? That is one of the
motivating questions of teletheory. For now I must confine the
answer to the question of logic, in which a new term is needed to
replace induction, deduction, and even adduction, in order to
identify the electronic properties of differantial reasoning.
The term is conduction.... How should we conduct ourselves in
the age of television? Electronically. How might we keep
current in education? Electronically. Conduction, that is,
carries the simple form of the pun into a learned extrapolation
in theory. When we pose the ancient question of the ground of
reason in the context of teletheory we think first of all of the
pun that gives us the electronic ground. Ground: a
conducting connection between an electric circuit or equipment
and the earth or some other conducting body. Reasoning by
conduction involves, then, the flow of energy through a circuit.
Later we will want to discuss this flow in terms of transduction.
For now we should confine ourselves to the short-circuiting of
this flow, which gives us a new definition of truth as "a
relationship of conduction between disparate fields of
information," as illustrated here in the conduction between the
vocabulary of electricity and that of logic.|
Another variation? on a Post-Theme?