E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022

The mystical nothingness and the consequences of logic

Author(s): Dr. Daniel Shorkend


In this brief article, I will argue that logic leads to a curious redundancy or tautology, a law of identity. Now, rather than simply think that such an assertion really says nothing, I will argue that one can impute a mystical dimension to such a conclusion. That is, when mystics speak of that great nothingness or the undefinable infinite or that which cannot be described via language, they are in fact asserting tautologies of this kind, that what is simply is. Or rather, what is not something else but is present to the mind as a something that is in fact nothing. This “nothing” is precisely the “object” of mystical traditions and is not the object of the quantifiable and measurable. This devolves from the axiom that everything contains everything. Or more crudely: the infinite is in the finite.

Keywords: Logic, Mystical Dimension, Universal

Pages: 469-470

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