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Issue 70 of SHAPE on the importance of natural cycles in everything

The Team

Jim Schofield - Author / Editor

Physicist, Philosopher, Marxist, Multimedia Expert, Mathematician, Author, Sculptor.

Dr. Peter Mothersole -
Advisor / Editor

Senior Lecturer in Computing, Physicist, Photographer, Constructivist, Software Developer, Philosopher.

Dr. Mick Schofield -
Art Director / Editor

Writer, Researcher, Photographer, Artist, Designer

Issue 70

Matter in Motion

Cycles: In the processes of an Emergence

Multi-Factor Cyclic Systems

Random or Cyclic Selection?

Of Cycles and Dialectics:
I - Basic Principles

II - Dialectical Dynamics

Cyclic, Recursive or Emergent?

The Productivity of Cycles

How Our Thinking can Limit Our Analyses

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Welcome to Issue 70 of SHAPE Journal, a collection of essays by philosopher Jim Schofield on the importance of studying cycles.

It is becoming ever clearer that Repeated Cycles of Processes turn out to be imperative at all levels of Reality. From the enlightening holist philosophy of the Buddha, to weather patterns, metabolic pathways, life cycles and new extensions of Dialectical Logic and Physics Theory, recursive cycles are at the heart of many key attempts to understand the complexities and underlying structures of the natural world.

Key to this new study is unlocking the role cycles play in Qualitative Change, evolution in both Life and the development of matter, the interaction of vast systems and the Emergence of wholly new entities and systems. This research is vital in the development of Dialectical Materialist philosophy and SHAPE journal's attempts to rescue Science from the damaging limitations of Pluralist methodologies.

Mick Schofield