posted October 31, 2009 02:54 PM
"I know the most basic meaning of Eris which means "chaos" and I couldn't really pin point anything about me or my life that is more or less chaotic than anyone elses."
Eris is not chaos.
The word,Eris doesn't mean "chaos" It means "strife"
BTW...There is already a transneptunian named Chaos after the Greek primordial deity.
Eris is named after the Goddess of Discord and Strife.
Eris' co-discoverer, Michael Brown gave a clue to Eris' meaning in Astrology
Dr. Michael E. Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology who discovered the distant ball of ice and rock that he nicknamed Xena, chose the name Eris, after the goddess of discord and strife in Greek mythology. The International Astronomical Union made the name official today.
“It is absolutely the perfect name,” Dr. Brown said, given the continuing discord among astronomers and the public over whether Pluto should have retained its planetary status.
In mythology, Eris ignited discord that led to the Trojan War.
“She causes strife by causing arguments among men, by making them think their opinions are right and everyone else’s is wrong,” Dr. Brown said. “It really is just perfect.”
Eris is mainly divergence, diversity,controversy,equality matters,advocacy,ideology,controversy,discord,competition,debate,disagreements,arguments, agree to disagree, viewpoints
Eris' orbit is Persephone,Proserpina-like
For half of its orbiting time, it orbits far away from Pluto.
Because of Eris, Pluto and Ceres were made equals in Astronomy just like how Pluto and Ceres split equal time with Proserpina.
some of Zane Stein's keywords for Eris were Persephone symbolism and not just Eris symbolism.
It's too simplistic to just say that Eris is Chaos or Discord.
also check the dictionary
e·ris·tic (-rstk) also e·ris·ti·cal (-t-kl)
Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
1. One given to or expert in dispute or argument.
2. The art or practice of disputation and polemics.
[Greek eristikos, from erizein, to wrangle, quarrel, from eris, erid-, strife.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
adj also eristical
of, relating, or given to controversy or logical disputation, esp for its own sake
1. a person who engages in logical disputes; a controversialist
2. the art or practice of logical disputation, esp if specious
[from Greek eristikos, from erizein to wrangle, from eris discord]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 6th Edition 2003. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
1. a participant in an argument or controversy.
2. the art of disputation. — eristic, eristical, adj.
See also: Argumentation
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun 1. eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
contester - someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
accuser - someone who imputes guilt or blame
arguer, debater - someone who engages in debate
denier - one who denies
hairsplitter - a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions
logomach, logomachist - someone given to disputes over words
obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, resister, thwarter - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
quarreler, quarreller - a disputant who quarrels
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
2. eristic - the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
Adj. 1. eristic - given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
argumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"
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Eristic, from the ancient Greek word Eris meaning wrangle or strife, often refers to a type of dialogue or argument where the participants do not have any reasonable goal. The aim is to win the argument, not to potentially discover a true or probable answer to any specific question or topic. Eristic dialogue is arguing for the sake of conflict as opposed to the seeking of truth.
* 1 Philosophical Eristic
* 2 Argumentation theory
* 3 Notes
* 4 References
* 5 External links
* 6 See also
 Philosophical Eristic
Plato often contrasted this type of dialogue with the dialectical method and other more reasonable and logical methods (e.g., at Republic 454a). In the dialogue Euthydemus, Plato satirizes eristic.
Different from Plato, Schopenhauer considers that only logic pursues truth. For him, dialectic, sophistry and eristic have no objective truth in view, but only the appearance of it, and pay no regard to truth itself because it aims at victory. He names these three last methods as "eristic dialectic"
According to Schopenhauer, Eristic Dialectic is mainly concerned to tabulate and analyze dishonest stratagems, in order that in a real debate they may be at once recognized and defeated. It is for this very reason that Eristic Dialectic must admittedly take victory, and not objective truth, for its aim and purpose.
 Argumentation theory
Argumentation theory is a field of study that asks critical questions about eristic arguments and the other types of dialogue.
Dialectic (also called dialectics or the dialectical method) is a method of argument, which has been central to both Eastern and Western philosophy since ancient times. The word "dialectic" originates in Ancient Greece, and was made popular by Plato's Socratic dialogues. Dialectic is rooted in the ordinary practice of a dialogue between two people who hold different ideas and wish to persuade each other. The presupposition of a dialectical argument is that the participants, even if they do not agree, share at least some meanings and principles of inference. Different forms of dialectical reason have emerged in the East and in the West, as well as during different eras of history (see below).
Dialectics is based around three (or four) basic metaphysical concepts:
1. Everything is transient and finite, existing in the medium of time (this idea is not accepted by some dialecticians).
2. Everything is made out of opposing forces/opposing sides (contradictions).
3. Gradual changes lead to turning points, where one force overcomes the other (quantitative change leads to qualitative change).
4. Change moves in spirals (or helixes), not circles. (Sometimes referred to as "negation of the negation")
Within this broad qualification, dialectics has a rich and varied history. It has been stated that the history of dialectic is identical to the extensive history of philosophy.. The basic idea is perhaps already present in Heraclitus of Ephesus, who held that all is in constant change, as a result of inner strife and opposition. Only fragments of his works and commentary remain, however.
The aim of the dialectical method is resolution of the disagreement through rational discussion, and ultimately the search for truth. One way to proceed — the Socratic method — is to show that a given hypothesis (with other admissions) leads to a contradiction; thus, forcing the withdrawal of the hypothesis as a candidate for truth (see also reductio ad absurdum). Another way of trying to resolve a disagreement is by denying some presupposition of both the contending thesis and antithesis; thereby moving to a third (syn)thesis or "sublation". However, the rejection of the participant's presuppositions can be resisted, which might generate a second-order controversy.
Sun conjunct South Eris Node
Eris sextile Midheaven and North Node (corresponding Midheaven square Eris/Node midpoint)
Mercury biquintile Eris
Ceres trine Eris
Eris parallel Asc/MC midpoint
"Nothing matters absolutely;
the truth is it only matters relatively"
- Eckhart Tolle