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As the logical successor to The Dialectics of Civilization (2004), this title delves more profoundly into the distinctions between historical and post-historical civilizations, not least in respect of the shift from a genuine phenomenal andMoreAs the logical successor to The Dialectics of Civilization (2004), this title delves more profoundly into the distinctions between historical and post-historical civilizations, not least in respect of the shift from a genuine phenomenal and pseudo-noumenal status in the one to a pseudo-phenomenal and genuine noumenal status in the other, proportionate to the degree of post-historicity actually obtaining. With that in mind, we also find, in this work, a more definite sense of the relationships between gender and class, as well as the extent to which the seemingly complementary co-existence of the genders on any given class basis requires a hegemonic/subordinate dichotomy between them which, however it pans out, enables such a co-existence to prevail in the first place, quite apart from the modification of relations which results from the interactivity of antithetically complementary classes when once axial polarities have been established, with their gender paradoxes, as also described in one or two previous titles by John O’Loughlin, but with less methodical exactitude than here and certainly with less overall certainty as to the specific class status of a given elemental position, be it phenomenal or noumenal. For the linking of class with element and/or of anti-element with anticlass is now brought to a conclusive resolution which reaffirms the standing of gender in relation to each, making the relationship between gender and class complementary to an elemental persuasion, whether in sensuality or sensibility, that is the basis from which all gender and class distinctions spring. Yet this philosophy would not be true to its genius if it did not also - and categorically - affirm an ideological bias in respect of a specific elemental and anti-elemental persuasion, thereby bringing to the plethora of options and findings a destiny which, for the seeker after ultimate truth, would leave him in no doubt as to the correct solution to the problem of choice and reality of options - a solution which can have only one outcome, and that of divine devising! – A Centretruths editorial.