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The Father of the Nation State— Nicholas of Cusa (Part 2)

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Will Wertz, a long-time close associate of Lyndon LaRouche, will give the second of two classes on the contributions of Nicolaus of Cusa (1401-1464) to physical science and the political economy of the American System. Wertz was jailed along with Lyndon LaRouche in 1989, in a judicial railroad which presaged those against Donald Trump.

During his imprisonment he translated many of the works of Nicolaus of Cusa, who was the organizer of the Council of Florence, which gave rise to the Italian Renaissance.

  • Nicolaus of Cusa disproved Ptolemy’s idea that the earth was the fixed center of the universe—an idea that prevailed and was enforced for nearly 1500 years—thus laying the basis for Kepler’s revolution in astronomy.
  • His refutation of Aristotle and his adoption of Plato’s method led to Georg Cantor’s notion of the transfinite.
  • He refuted the notion that the universe is entropic, a pseudo-scientific Newtonian/Malthusian view that still prevails today. This laid the basis for Leibniz and LaRouche’s notion of anti-entropy.
  • His view that there are three domains: being, the living and understanding—laid the basis for Vernadsky’s concepts of the non-living, the biosphere and the noosphere.
  • And his concept of Actual Potential or Potential Itself, is the basis for Lyndon LaRouche’s concepts of the necessary increase in potential relative population density and energy flux density.

In short, Nicolaus of Cusa was a universal genius whose ideas are relevant to our solving the crisis which today threatens the very survival of our Republic, and indeed the very survival of the human species.

The second class, on June 15, will cover Cusa’s contributions to physical science. Tony Papert will moderate the discussion.

The Father of the Nation State— Nicholas of Cusa
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Here's the first part in the two part series.