Logic Beyond Language: How to Find Truth
by Accepting All Contradictions (2nd Edition)
by Guilherme Gusmao da Silva Lulu

"Omnistitution leads to a semi-public or semi-private society that fundamentally dissociates its public and private spaces from each other."

The author, a systems analyst and former professional musician, discusses truth and falsehood through the lens of logic and philosophy, then uses this analysis to consider the validity of several underlying concepts of Marxian economics. Da Silva has devised a system of "categories of being" he calls "Omnistitution," meaning that substitution is everything. He explains each of the nine categories, accompanying the verbal explanations with musical notation from a fugue he has written to represent these categories.    

Da Silva uses the logical framework he has developed to analyze the key concepts of money, capital, value and private property under Marxian economics. In contrast to Marxian economics—where there is a contradiction between workers and capitalists—Da Silva says that within capitalism, there is a fundamental contradiction between "monetary value" on the one hand, and "utilities or material qualities" on the other, whereby "everyone must consider utilities or material qualities as means of production, only to ignore them as products." This contradiction exists for everyone in society, he says, no matter what social or economic class they belong to. "Eventually, the only way any society can manage that contradiction is by creating two different spaces: a public space, in which it will consider utilities or material qualities, and a private space in which it will ignore them."

The author distinguishes the conflict between capital and labor posited by Marx, and a contradiction existing within capitalism that applies to all parts of society. However, this message is diluted by the explication of his Omnistitution system and the inclusion of a musical expression of this system, thus reducing the overall clarity of the book.

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