Note 10 - Exterior and Interior

As a first approximation it may be helpful to associate the Stages of Self with the interior and the Stages of Reality with the exterior aspect of development respectively.

However - as we saw in the example of the two drivers in dynamic terms - when we consider movement with respect to both drivers simultaneously that positive always implies negative and negative always implies positive directions in both cases.

Likewise this is true for all polar opposites in experience (when their direction of development is viewed in dynamic interactive terms).

Therefore in dynamic terms the Stages of Self equally have an exterior (as well as interior) aspect; likewise the Stages of Reality have an interior (as well as exterior) aspect.

For example we may initially locate a value such as compassion firmly with development of the Self (on the Left-Hand side).
However in dynamic terms the exercise of compassion always requires an objective context (e.g. the plight of homeless children). Therefore in this interactive context it does not relate to the Self (in isolation) but rather to the dynamic interaction of the Self with the World.
Thus when we try and split this dynamic interaction in dualistic linear terms we can come up with opposite interpretations (that are equally valid).

Thus the quality of compassion (interior) may be seen as the cause of its outward effects (as phenomenal expressions of this value)
Equally however from the opposite perspective these outward (exterior) contexts (such as suffering children) may be seen as the cause of the awakening of the inner value of compassion (as an effect).

In linear terms we have two equally valid designations directly in terms of Self and Reality (which are opposite to each other).

So in linear (asymmetrical) terms compassion is now seen as either relating (unambiguously) to the Self or alternatively Reality i.e. either interior (Left-Hand) or exterior (Right-Hand).

However in dynamic circular (symmetrical) terms, compassion is seen as relating simultaneously to both the Self and Reality i.e. both interior (Left-Hand) and exterior (Right-Hand).

Likewise we might initially see scientific facts as clearly belonging to the exterior (Right-Hand domain) of Stages of Reality.

However again in dynamic terms understanding of such facts has no meaning in the absence of the subjective theoretical constructs that we necessarily use for their interpretation.

So in a dynamic interactive sense science thereby has both exterior and interior aspects (i.e. relates to Reality and Self).

When we try to interpret this interaction in linear (asymmetrical) terms, two opposite equally valid interpretations are possible.

So we can attempt to induce constructs as secondary expressions of causative facts (exterior)

Likewise we can attempt to explain facts as secondary expressions of causative theories (relatively interior).

Once more in linear (asymmetrical) terms, scientific facts have opposite explanations either in terms of (exterior) Right-Hand Reality or (interior) Left-Hand Self.

In circular (symmetrical terms), scientific facts simultaneously have a interactive explanation in terms of both (exterior) Right-Hand Reality and (interior) Left-Hand Self .

The linear interpretations are directly associated with differentiation and the circular with integration respectively.

Rigid (one-directional) differentiation is not compatible with proper integration (based on the interaction of both poles).

Refined (bi-directional) differentiation is however fully compatible with such integration.