Here the topics of the virtual and that of relativity are joined together. New concepts of relation, virtuality and reality are devised.
Relation is definition. It is not something detached but is the very ‘thing’. Relating is virtual defining. ‘This’ without ‘that’ is not this. ‘I’ without ‘you’ is not I. ‘West’ without ‘East’ is not west. ‘Man’ without other living beings is not man.
Relativity in awareness can be a virtual freedom for a synthesis of definitions, relations and descriptions, and a real freedom for a syntheses, identities and life processes.
Which is real and which is not, if things are definite only in relation? Which is real and which is not in a global inter-relating and virtual communication?
The virtual pertains to all artefacts. The reality of artefacts, and especially of signs, lies in their being related to a meaning, their reality is relational. Meaning is understood as a moment of a human life process.