# Streamlining the languages of philosophy: A=A as Difference Ontology

The principles underscoring *the power*(1) of Garlic are simple, and then again they can be quite
difficult to understand for those persons who *need* to wrap their minds around some concrete method or meaning or who
need to fully understand some simple* or*
complex representational system or systems. There is only one thing given to *the power* and that is: There is a Difference. But the Difference is, in an absolute sense, a Difference that is always recognizable in either its *finite
'to' infinite* or *finite 'and' infinite *relations. Traditionally philosophers like to call this *recognizable in the underscoring *the *a priori*, and this is okay so long as
what is given is not separate from what is being experienced: There’s no transcendence *to* or *in* Difference
relations. What can only follow, in as
far as the logic of Difference relations remains true to the finite* 'to*-*and'*
infinite relations of *the power*, is
that Difference can only differentiate through Identity. The magic of such an *appearance*, which is what (to appear) an Identity must do in order that it is
not *just* Difference, is that once Identity
is established it appears (at least since the time of Descartes) that
Difference corresponds to Infinite, and Identity to Finite: And this unbounds Difference in probability
and possibility. However, this corresponding
is only partly true—partly only in as far as it is an illusionary corresponding: Because by the very *a prior* nature of Difference relations, Difference and Identity,
each, themselves, would be unbounded only in their *finite to infinite* *or finite
and infinite* *a priori* nature. This is because Difference and Identity are,
to borrow a term from quantum physics, a *complementarity
*value and occur simultaneously in every act of differentiation. However, for the sake of a clarity (as
Descartes revealed to us) that reaches beyond (transcends) a mere Difference; Identity
appears, if even only in an illusional (illusion + delusional) sense, to subjugate if not altogether negate
Difference from the relations. But Difference is always on hand –no matter how
hard *one* tries to level its preeminence,
Difference is always prior, in a state of complementarity, to Identity—and this
is something Spinoza reminds us of. Since reality is not an object or *Identity *for a mind to wrap itself
around there needs to be some way to communicate or perhaps *bridge* this incommunicable and
unknowable *a priori* knowledge to the
forefront of the discourse without Identity destroying *the origin* (difference differentiating) in the
process: The relation should not be negated, relegated, delegated or mitigated by
or mediated through another Identity. In
this story Garlic is, to borrow another term from quantum physics, the Higgs
Field where Finite and Infinite relate and can make an appearance without the
story collapsing into itself; into an illusion that quickly becomes delusional
due to its livelihood being contingent on the negation of Difference.

Thus Spoke Garlic

1. " *the power" *is in undefined terms thaumázein.

For further clarification of Garlic read: "Phenomenologizing as body (Identity) and mind (Difference): Garlic is..." http://birddogbooks.com/bdb/content/phenomenologizing-body-identity-and-mind-difference-garlic