Restricted Infinite Freedom

This notion applies to many arenas in life.  It is especially appropriate to our freedom confined within bodies and movements.

Another example comes from Chomsky – he finds justification for Anarchist society in our capacity for language.

With a limited amount of words and certain rules and boundaries, infinite thought and ideas can be expressed.

Music reveals a similar phenomenon.

If restricted infinite freedom applies to our every day lives, and to our systems of communication, why can we not apply it to governance and organization?

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2 Responses to Restricted Infinite Freedom

  1. activephilosophy says:

    This concept actually exist in both physics in math.

    In physics, the uncertainty principle states that for certain quatities that one wishes to measure there is exists a fundamental give take relationship between an experimenters ability to measure both quantities at the same time. The product of their uncertainties must remain fixed, so if the the “certainty” of the measurement of one quantity goes up the other goes down. Therefore, if you want to know one of the quantities to infinite precision, you need to let go of all certainty of the other quantity. Thus you can know one infinitely well if you don’t care about the other.

    Similarly in math, the funciton f(x)=1/x (and others like it), have the interesting property that the function is equal to infinity only when x is EXACTLY zero and equal to zero when x is “EXACTLY” infinity. If there is any deviation from these values everything becomes finite and expressible.

    This maybe a caveat to the zero = infinity. Maybe things really just seem like zero and infinity, but in reality they are just really small and really big, but not actually infinity.

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