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Tertium Organum

by P.D. Ouspensky, [1922].


"I have called this system of higher logic Tertium Organum because for us it is the third cannon--third instrument--of thought after those of Aristotle and Bacon. The first was Organon, the second, Novum Organum. But the third existed earlier than the first." -P.D. Ouspensky


"I have called this system of higher logic Tertium Organum because for us it is the third cannon--third instrument--of thought after those of Aristotle and Bacon. The first was Organon, the second, Novum Organum. But the third existed earlier than the first."

P.D. Ouspensky starts out with the implicit belief that something cannot come from nothing. He says,

“Knowledge must start from some foundation, something must be recognized as known; otherwise we shall be obliged always to define one unknown by means of another.”

My thought is that the desire to know brings about expectation. Expectation brings about speculation. Speculation brings about assumptions. And assumptions bring about beliefs. And, thus, knowledge expands.

The seed of all knowledge seems to be the DESIRE TO KNOW. Where this desire comes from is anybody’s guess.


P.D. Ouspensky

P.D. Ouspensky


TERTIUM ORGANUM, The Third Canon Of Thought, A Key To The Enigmas Of The World by P. D. OUSPENSKY