From Thomas Kuhn’s “The Road Since Structure,” pp. 225-228, with supplemental commentary in brackets.
Four essential elements of my developed position are…to be found there [in C. G. Hempel, Fundamentals of Concept Formation in Empirical Science]:
scientific [and other language-learning] terms are regularly learned in [positively rewarded] use;
that [fertile, nutritious] use involves the [not dis-ecological] description of one or another [regenerative gestalt-universe subclimate] paradigmatic example of nature’s [experiential landscape of external] behavior;
a number of such examples are required for the [evolutionary rumination, relearning] process to work [principle of polymorphic quasi-redundant reiteration]]
and, finally, when the [acclimation] process is complete, the language or concept learner has acquired not only [teleological, purposive, contextually interdependent] meanings
but also, inseparably [nondually], [ethological, ecological regenerative purpose of nature ourselves] generalizations about nature.
[confluent with larger multicultural, bicameral ecoconsciousness as positively deviant in comparison with a priori consilient network states of comprehending self/other exegetical-interrelational information]
“The [Deep Learning] Theoretician’s Dilemma”…[also referring to Hempel] was how to preserve [sustain] a principled distinction between what he then still called ‘observational’ [experiential, ontological] and ‘theoretical terms’ [explanatory, contextual and teleologically ecological]. When, a few years later still, he began instead to describe the distinction as one between ‘antecedently available terms [variables, rhythms, patterns, relationships, memes, reified nomials, language choices] and those learned together, with[in] a new [reforming, retermed experience repurposing language within its multiculturally natural ecological universe of remembered thought/feeling healthy/pathology experientially fertile optimization] theory, I could see him as having implicitly adopted a developmental [evolving ecologic of ecopolitical truth/beauty/ as health/wealth] historical stance.
But what I primarily owe him [Hempel] is not from the realm of ideas. Rather it is the experience of working [learning] with a philosopher [researcher, explorer, traveler, pilgrim] who cares more about arriving at [ecological] truth than about winning [ecopolitical] arguments.
…[T]he historical [evolutionary] approach I joined in developing owed as much to difficulties encountered by the [uneco]logical-empiricist [dis-integrative, not syncretic, un-unitarian, notnot interdependent, dualistically reified philosophical] tradition as it did to [experiential revolutions within the] history of science [and other forms of transcultural learning].
Carnap emphasized untranslatability [logically incommensurable] as I do…. One language might permit statements that could not be translated into another, but anything properly classified as scientific [ecologically systemic health/pathology confluent, fertile, internal/external landscape consilient] knowledge could be both stated and scrutinized in either language, using the same [multiculturally interdependent numeric-calculating] method and gaining [outcoming] the same [experientially calibrated pattern] result. The factors responsible for the use of one language rather than another were irrelevant both to the results achieved and, more especially, to their [acclimative] cognitive status.
This aspect of Carnap’s position has never been available to me. Concerned from the start with the development of knowledge [language, learning, ecoconsciousness] I have seen each stage in the evolution of a given field as built—not quite squarely—upon its predecessor, [yet also interdependently coincidental bilaterally within an ecopolitical elite population sharing a specialized, reified theoretical gestalt-dialectal ecology] the earlier stage providing the problems, the data, and most of the concepts [exegetically] prerequisite to the emergence of the [revolutioning eisegetical] stage that followed. In addition, I have insisted that some changes in conceptual [interdependent dialectal] vocabulary are required for the assimilation and development of the [newly exegeting] observations, laws, and [permaculturally restabilizing health/pathology] theories deployed in the later [transubstantiation from eisegetical to exegetical] stage (whence the phrase ‘not quite squarely’ above). Given those beliefs, the process of [small-evolutionary/great-revolutionary] transition from old state to new becomes an integral part of science, a process that must be understood by the [permacultural, multicultural] methodologist concerned to analyze the [nutrient] cognitive [and affective] basis for [healthy-fertile] scientific beliefs. Language change is cognitively [and affectively, nondual ecological effectively] significant for me as it was not for Carnap.
[Language listening to learn ecologically confluent relationships, correlations, positive and negative, follows a dialectal ecologically-confluent positive harmonious past-power path through co-empathic trusting exegetical-ionic-iconic DNA thermodynamic experience of sustained ecotherapeutic cognitive/affective balance v. cognitive/affective emergent dissonance. Whether paradigmatic climate change is Business As Usual slow-emergence, or revolutionary, whether evolutionary or revolutionary, depends on whether one notices day-to-day emergence or whether one notices great transitional ectosymbiotic emergence of positive relationship-building between two or more dialectally interdependent paradigms suddenly, as in Buber’s “Aha!” gestalt, is a difference between bicameral aptic normal deductive-dominant learning, and bicameral polypathic synaptic learning to learn cognitive-affective ecopolitical healthy/pathology nondual tipping point consilience, suddenly surprisingly reconciling the previously known only as incommensurable, for the first synaptically blissful resolving, resonant, now-fully-present time.
Endosymbiotic evolution is our emerging internal integrity potential for great ectosymbiotic revolutions, actively-mutually-engaging, co-present, full-ecoconsciously abundant, timeless climate of interdependent co-relation. Atheism of (0)-sum economic Empty is to normal science as panentheism of organic Interdependence is to (0)-soul bilateral political revolutions of syncretic learning to re-search as re-listen more effectively, more nutritiously, more therapeutically, more happily, more positively, more prosperously, more fertilely, together.]