A new paradigm and applications language for Social Science models
Having read the Tripartite Relativity - TRE introduction, it can be seen that knowledge when represented in its unique three part coding can be mapped out and swapped about with all sorts of other kinds of data. These Numbers and Agreements chapters attempt to put human social sciences and behaviours into a three part metaphysical semantic system which can then become part of of an Artificially Intelligent knowledge representation system called TREES which has solved Halting problems and can demonstrate isomorphism between domains. Having said that the writing is an artefact of a general systems theory note set and probably needs lots of editing and revision The writing attempts to show how quite complex human social data can be reduced to behaviourism and metaphysics, field theories and other natural laws.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - A new paradigm and applications language for Social Science models
NUMBERS AND AGREEMENTS
Chapters 7,8 & 9
Outline a strategy, paradigm and model to enable
Tripartite Relativity by Hennessey to translate Human
Social issues and behaviours into the TREES
Notes and quotes – it is assumed that you will have read
the TRE Introduction
CHAPTER 07. SOCIAL SCIENCES
• A Behaviourist Model for Programmable Social Science.
• A Context for Metalanguage [Ga]
We have at our disposal through collection of consumer data on
the life processes of the population as; ergonomic and
demographic statistics, health records and social science research,
a good performance model for class structures within society.
From information collected from e.g. supermarket and store smart
cards and credit card and loan research we have good examples of
social performance and expectations. Research subjects under
study were exposed to various levels of excitation from market
research and marketing rollout of new products. Qualities of
product performance could be inferred from relative; colour, sound,
form, taste, smell, touch, sexuality, and, volition/intention, and that
information could be aggregated and linguistically correlated in
rough categories with the social expectations of the social caste
Such patterns of life occur within a personally defined or expected
Territoriality that is biologically driven requires the establishment
of a certain zone or space that may not be occupied by any other
person or animal. In applying the idea of territoriality to human
society, we should ask the following questions.
1. do dominant people claim more space than their subordinates
2. do human beings, as a species, have any orderly way of
assigning space to individuals.
3. do human beings need to have a private space for themselves.
The answer to all three questions is yes.
Goffman E ‘Relations in public’ pub. 1971, New York, Basic Books,
tells us that personal space is an elongated sphere that extends
outward in front of the body and not as far out on either side or in
the back. People who interact usually stay outside each other’s
sphere, though intimates may be welcomed within it. In a crowded
‘supermarket’ more general intrusion may be permitted, but only
temporarily. The size of the average sphere differs from one culture
to another. … In pedestrian traffic a person becomes a sort of
vehicle, shuttling between other bodies and avoiding collisions by
signalling intended movements by means of glances and gestures.
The human race has developed a system of etiquette for assigning
space to individuals By settling yourself in a particular spot you
can stake out a claim to a large or small space, and that claim will
usually be recognised by others. Robert Sommer has studied the
process by which people claim space. He asked the following
question: suppose you enter a library and choose a seat at an
empty table. If you want to remain alone at this table as long as
possible, which chair will you choose ? Sommer found that people
who wanted to discourage others from taking a seat at that table
would take a seat in the middle. [Sommer R, ‘Personal Space’ pub.
1969. Prentice Hall]
By driving levels of consumer expectation and by careful
presentation of the marketing excitation such that seasonal or
socially topical ideas would confer growth and viability – levels of
spend and their personal and social results would be seen to
impact on the lives of the consumers.
These associations of product commitment and enhanced life
performance or expectation could be periodically reinforced and
augmented by follow up product redevelopment.
Entrained associations, therefore, would be a benefit to both
consumer and society in general.
Also to make this feasible as a tool of operant behavioural control
in terms of both driving the social health and the industrial good we
would have to measure changes in intentions and levels of
avoidance behaviour and available industrial resource, in order to
enact some kind of regulatory and political maintenance.
Once the key social assets had been identified and managed,
greater inroads could be made into the integration of the society.
Also, to keep evolution and change as distortion free as possible,
we may perhaps employ another regulatory body, to participate in,
or oversee these activities.
With the strategy of a top down - hands-on affectation of social
behaviour in play through various research conjectures and
refutations from both the industrial and consumer sectors and
another regulatory body in place, a strategy for coherent social
change may progress under evaluation.
The psychological expectations, abilities and realities of the
species operating within their social remit can be classified and
evaluated using anthropomorphic constructs.
The male and female form are aspects of a microcosm that reflect
in their outward garb and appearance both personal and social
The Male and Female psychological states, driven by the endocrine
system and its sexual hormones also produce some physiological
transitional states of relative; gender activity, roles and
reproductive and peer group success.
My personal view is that the soul exists but its loving
empowerment does not drive social and personal life but is
dragged into sensate transactions that are ultimately selfish and
This section of the work truly refers to people in a state of being
that is dependent on the world of matter for their cues. These
people as current psychiatry would suggest are driven by
biological and biochemical necessity.
I believe, however, unlike current science, that for most there are
varying degrees of influence of both soul and biology.
This section deals with the influences of biological determinism
without reference to soul. A soul-less and un-loving stance some
may say, but here defined is a relative bottom line from which we
know that we can choose to deviate. In so deviating we can more
easily identify the works of the human soul and its need for God.
Humanity tends to wear its psychological state upon its form in the
manner of clothing and also in its selection of social and personal
It can be seen to be searching out symmetry and opposites within
its sexual and intellectual social groupings, and has a very high
drop out for social failures in the technological and high population
parts of the planet that are the most competitive.
The anthropoid species operates in terms of the execution of
directives in response to; environment, nutrition levels, competition
and availability of mating.
In terms of an anthropomorphic ‘meaning map’ of its own perceived
biological identity and capacity, even reduced to descriptors of the
most basic chemical levels of performance and in terms of its
perceived social and environmental process, - the ‘legs’ are the
carrier vehicle for its identity and its ‘feet’ as the obstacle
engagement process in the act of its transit.
The sexually differentiated area of either gender are the keys to
successful social process, therefore, at a biological level the
psychology of efficient access for each potential target can be
deduced from the psychological keys in the colour and morphology
of the choice of clothing.
The human waist, of either sex, if slim, promises social efficiency.
The upper body, chest and ‘shoulders’ indicative of the strength of
and or capacity of the social role of the biological being.
The human social interphase, appendages or ‘arms’ enable it to
operate within its social context, and its digits ‘fingers’ may or may
not deliver high precision efficiency at any social process
according to levels of social entrainment and expectation.
The lower head - or ‘jaw’ is indicative of social elocution and
efficiency, where the male may consume by dictate any social
obstacle to release its energy using a process and feeding
behaviour called ‘language’.
High efficiency of this process usually creates a square or cubical
effect in the jaw of the male, and in the female, the reverse is true,
where inefficiency and non-contradiction are required for efficient
coupling. In the female or submissive social morphology or gender
type, the most able nesting partner has a rounded or triangular jaw
so as not to provoke acts of attention and linguistic feeding from
any social process.
The presence or absence of Human hair on the head of either male
or female may signify strength or weakness or ability in any given
context where hair can represent well tended social and nutritional
abundance in some situations or an encumbrance in others that are
It has been found that choice of colour does indicate either
depression or excitation, [Lüscher, M] and that the relative
tightness and constriction of any clothing and wrapping may allude
to psychological tensions within social situations and peer group
Tight leggings in the male may emphasise phenotypic and
psychological mobility and strength, or in a weaker male physique
and personae, insecurity and social dysfunction.
In a female personae, tight wrapping and restrictions suggest
encumbrance that could be interpreted in terms of; biological
viability, peer group and psychological inviability, social viability or
social inviability depending on the available liberty within financial
and class structures.
Loose clothing suggestive of unencumbered life styles, may also
point to inefficiency within the individuals social education when
used inappropriately e.g. an individual wearing long heavy sleeves
operating a technological factory unit.
Female psychology may be read in terms of its accessibility to a
process of breeding and social mobility as demonstrated by
clothing styles and other nest-building acquisitions and aspirations
derived during its youthful socialisation period.
Century female fashion sometimes tended to portray the female
as vulnerable. Intentions and marketing within footwear tended to
raise female executive intentions to inefficient heights off the
ground using raised ‘heels’ under the feet.
In terms of social industry however, the executive intentions
indicative of pheromonic oestrus and the signalling of intention to
breed for the good of the nest could be used in other more complex
social strategies that facilitated non-reproductive evolution.
In having a lower centre of gravity and greater stability, and
perhaps less decorative and more durable displays
therefore, Male footwear tends to facilitate more immediate
commitments to both personal rigour and change.
Human infrastructure can be classified by caste system, as can the
infrastructure vehicles of; factory, home and car.
1. luxury [fruition deployed] [fruition undeployed]
2. ordinary [nesting deployed] [nesting undeployed]
3. industrial [high packet energy] [low packet energy]
This will aid the classification of the target by incorporating a
psychological profile of his/her social potential and expectations,
both by colour, [social attitude; where high frequency colours
represent positive and low frequency colours represent negative
[Lüscher, M]]. Streamlining efficiency: - the degree of streamlining
such that growth and material projection can be efficiently
marshalled and extended within efficient levels of tolerance of
environmental change within; factory, home and car – gives a good
indicator of projected social aspirations within these contexts.
To represent facility and its capacity to progress and perform
evolutionary movement in any necessary direction as having no
streamlining, or no tolerance for environmental change indicates a
very negative approach to growth and efficiency in an entropy
The structures of; factory, home and car may also have a low or
high centre of gravity, conveying relative degrees of capacity to
perform actual; practical or impractical social applications.
The amount of available space within; factory, home or car is
indicative of the life’s capacity for adaptation and the power of its
financial turnover and financial engine will reflect on its capacity for
crisis management and management of any crisis to its integrity.
In times of social stress and disintegrity, distortion may become
visibly incorporated into both local and regional lifestyles during
identifiable patterns of industrial change.
Distortions may be visibly emerged within the artefacts, tools and
information processes of; lifestyle i.e. patterns of eating and
dressing, working and the viability of artefact manufacture.
Distortion also may enter into agreements within cultural and
recreational activities, relationships between parents and children
and also generally impact on personal and peer group life-chances.
E.g. patterns of infant mortality, physical and mental illness,
childlessness, marital conflict, separation and divorce and in
general, the opportunity for well being that would make them
socially sustainable and viable appear fatalistic.
Industrially, this may also result in unfalsifiable research and lack
of method and conduct within industrial rules.
Unsuccessful approaches and strategies to future social roles,
artefact and information manufacture, and to patterns of explorative
research would indicate that they have embraced the potential
nihilism of dysfunction.
Seeing such social systems within a nested ecosystem of social
relativity between all magnitudes and kinds of containers, in all
social strata and between nested sets of rules and agreements that
regulated the production of personal and social; artefacts,
information and behaviour – a description of a metalanguage of
social function may be arrived at for the purpose of modelling.
The Biological and Social Context for metalanguage [Ga]
Taking the biological imperative to social extremes is only one
strategy for modelling Human behaviour. Although somewhat
condescending and arrogant in its approach to the activities of the
human spirits that have followed such belligerent attitudes into the
defence of nation states, it does however, produce an organic
base-line or bottom line upon which the most obvious social
contradictions produced by humanity can be demonstrated.
In the light of authors on Behaviourism such as; Lorenz K, Ardrey R
and Storr A, who researched group behaviour and territorial
aggression in Simians – the basic assumption is that hormones
drives the fitness that drives the behaviour. Biological success also
depends intimately on the success of the environment in its
capacity to support.
On the face of it though, hormonal aggression in Humanity can be
Aggression is not an easy concept to define, although some cases
are clear-cut. Single individuals or groups of people may; kill or
injure other individuals, force others to do something against their
will, or overtly thwart the expressed desire of other persons. [e.g.
by denial of service, social exclusion from social facility, perjury
etc]. Obviously threatening another person with death, injury, or
violence is also aggressive [e.g. stones, knives, dangerous
psychological driving]. Perhaps simply the conscious desire or
intent to injure, kill, coerce, thwart, or threaten other human beings,
even if these things are not actually carried out, could be
considered aggressive in that psychological driving and loading by
such dangerous stress can cause a physical deterioration in health
– both physical and mental such that the victim may suffer loss of
life, property or social status.
On a more subtle level, ridicule, sarcasm, hostile laughter, revving
vehicles, and attempts to embarrass or demean others almost
certainly have an aggressive component.
What all these phenomena have in common is the intended or
actual imposition of a person or group’s wishes on other people
against their will.
This aggressive and uncaring attitude towards being appears to
exhibit ‘cohort’ group-effects at times.
Paradoxically, warfare is closely tied to the co-operative attributes
of group members. The same traits that promote within-group
harmony may be and often are employed to attack and destroy
other groups. [Alcock J, ‘Animal behaviour - an evolutionary
approach’ pub. Sinauer, 1976, ISBN 0-87893-022-1 ]
Stress is a killer - everybody knows it - and what causes stress -
but the hectic and destructive world we all live in. With help from
notes derived at [www.bio.utk.edu] a short overview.
Humour is a positive response to the world - the capacity to laugh.
Scientist have found that laughter and amusement have many life
saving physiological effects, caused by the laughter centre in the
human brain. Laughter is the means to health.
In classical psychology - laughter is a Stress Releasing Mechanism.
Laughter is free, it is organic, and is healing.
Chaos in our lives is patently unhealthy.
When a stress victim’s resources or competence to cope in a
particular way ("adaptive scope") is exceeded, varying levels of
response are recruited. This can evoke a cascade of responses in
which one response, if insufficient to cope by itself, can trigger
additional mechanisms, possibly ramifying throughout the
organism. [Tears or Laughter]
Many if not all of these responses have important consequences
Real or perceived changes in the environment can evoke adaptive
behavioural responses that are co-ordinated by the neural and
endocrine mechanisms of the stress response.
An understanding of the causes and consequences of the
physiological stress response is arguably an ideal vantage point
from which to interpret a host of issues including the development
of behaviour in individuals as well as the evolutionary
developments of brain and the behaviour it co-ordinates.
Unfortunately many things happen in the world that we cannot
explain. At that juncture we either get stressed and cry - or we
invoke laughter, the endocrinology of which has it that it soothes
the brain’s cortex.
Tears and laughter in human social context are a more
sophisticated development in the ‘Fight or Flight’ response to
confrontation in the animal world.
This response to stress has been called Eustress as opposed to
Distress. This is positive coping behaviour that releases us from
the angst of biology and puts us in a relatively transcendental state.
The deregulation of social commitments combined with the high
cost of living within western society has led to the construction of
more tenuous relationships, less reproductive commitment and a
massive drop in the birth rate.
The removal of social stereotypes and social and gender roles that
constrained life-chances to a cycle of reproduction in the western
world, have created new levels of individualism within men and
women. New levels of insecurity within primarily reproductively
driven women at the higher end of oestrogen production levels
caused by higher and higher degrees of social sharpening in both
male and female peer and social cultures interrupt the psychology
of nurture and home-making. [Lewin K].
The social payoff in the liberation variously of; the feminine and the
growth of the arts and media has enabled the growth of gender
subcultures, where many variations on gender and cross gender
lives speak the truths that are relevant to them.
Homosexuality, bisexuality, trans-sexuality - the growth of self
belief amongst the minorities has liberated them to the point where
their truths and experiences have been socially validated and
acknowledged within the law and society, and in particular, the
People with unique interpretations of gender can no longer live in
fear where they are embraced by support groups and legal council.
Many aspects of human social behaviour look and sound
programmable e.g. stress avoidance and reward seeking behaviour
Gerald Edelmann, (Bright Air, Brilliant Fire) however, concluded
that consciousness e.g. predicated upon such aspects of; reward-
seeking and avoidance behaviour are virtually automatic in matter,
and that such is passing itself off as intelligent behaviour in the
world of animals.
This because of innate physical transactions. It may be therefore
that a computer does not need anthropomorphic humanity to have
human consciousness given it could be adequately made to
perceive any context.
An empirical model of Social Distress.
Durkheim provides a social model called anomie theory that could
explain the generic reaction to the social distress within the post
industrial economy in the context of a failing social umbrella and
the growing needs of social change and re-commitment.
Without any clear reasons to socially co-operate amongst social
and industrial and cultural deregulation during this period of
industrial uncertainty and sweeping social changes, and where a
regulated approach to survival is seen not to persist a sense of
social direction can be slowed or negated.
According to Durkheim, human wants are endlessly expandable
There is no ‘natural’ limit to what people might crave and, therefore,
to what might satisfy them. What then, keeps ‘them’ from being
constantly dissatisfied ? The norms that tell us how high to aim.
Social rules, not immediate biology, define what each social class
is entitled to. People regulate their wants accordingly, and this
creates the possibility of being satisfied. But a period of fast-
growing prosperity or depression upsets the usual definitions of
the goals and groups that a person may aspire to. There is no limit
on aspirations, and thus nothing produces satisfaction. Durkheim
felt that the desire to live is weakened under these conditions.
DURKHEIM E, ‘Suicide’ . Translated by George Simpson, pub. New
York Free Press, 1951.
Anomie theory views deviance primarily as the individual’s way of
adapting to a situation in which no means are available for
achieving the prescribed goals. Therefore he or she must innovate
by inventing illegitimate means instead.
These people cannot organise their behaviour rationally in relation
to a predictable system of rewards and punishments.
In Adler’s version of ‘Fictional Finalism’, however, where
dissatisfied people could imagine themselves as being sociable,
educated and worth employing for some good reason even if
temporal circumstances dictate otherwise there is sufficient reason
to tolerate systemic stress.
CHAPTER 08. AN OUTLINE OF THE SOCIAL
DEFAULT IN TERMS OF AUGMENTED
• PART ONE - [T] FIELD THEORY OF ASSOCIATIONISM.
• PART TWO - PROCESS OF SOCIAL DEFAULT.
• PART THREE - AN AUGMENTATION OF THE BEHAVIOURIST
ASSUMPTION. (SIMPLICITY TO COMPLEXITY.)
This section of 'numbers and agreements' will present an
objectivist and mechanistic view of behaviour that is entirely
derivable by chemical responses.
The appearance of 'soul-less' chemical descriptions for the
transactions and activity of Being, however, in no way precludes
'Divinity' as a legitimate discourse. The reality appears to be in this
case, not: 'if consciousness arises in matter', but how much of
soul consciousness is being withheld from material discourse. This
issue will be addressed in a later section in terms of Ethnographic
distortion in artefacts and information.
PART 1. [T] ASSOCIATIONISM
Associations arise in the biology of memory.
Part 1 will outline a model for the biology of associationism.
Aristotle, in his Essay on memory proposed three relations between
observed elements that led to the formation of associations.
4. to which I would add 'biological performance'
e.g. diet, age, damage.
The excitation strength of the stimulus, its recency and frequency
will drive the formation of new associations and re-inforce or
contradict older associations causing associative distortion or
Vividness a strong sense of unique identity within the congruence
of a given context with time may persist or diminish with time.
The recency and intensity of excitation if persistently applied and
re-inforced would forge associative chains in context. These would
perhaps facilitate new learning strategies in the future.
Contrast is another means by which one learns associations, this
may be perceived as 'incongruence' in any social context. The
levels of intensity of which contend in inverse proportion with that
which is Similar.
Perceptions therefore when confronted by an unusual learning
situation that require adaptation must identify both contextual
congruence, through the similarity of previous learning and
experience and that which is truly incongruent.
By observing and measuring the transactions within the new
congruence and incongruence, one may isolate that which is
unique and unfamiliar by excluding the new versions of 'similar'.
Re-establishing and chaining through backward association,
previous similarities to the current similarity, behavioural 'levelling'
or acclimatisation can occur.
A new Associative Field Theory.
Using the tripartite essentialist system [T] which is an objectivist
psychology driven by the basic rules of physical and chemical
interactions, emergence and chaos theory, field theory etc, it
becomes possible to construct a functional picture of
associationism that uses simple rules to account for complex
The [T]; personality, memory and cognition may therefore comprise
of three distinct zones plus a learning modality or postponement
created by biological chaos (X)
1. chronologically remote associations.
X. atemporal trauma-based disassociation.
2. chronologically 'mediate' or middle distance memory.
3. current and contextually emergent associative facilitation.
This system of association can be therefore meaningfully modelled
using the Language [A], where its 27 possible events at time1
become a complete and limited picture of [1-729] associational
states of integrity or disintegrity in any given context at time2.
Trauma, here, does not relinquish the right of the individual to re-
educate for better health and success as it may be viewed as a
temporal postponement of life chances and goals.
If the traumatised individuals goals are irretrievable due to
contextual circumstances however, then other mediate
associations that could be both productive and relatively
undamaged could be identified.
A strategy for healing a trauma victim may therefore be to reach
back in associative time for a mediate associative and creative
strategy that was underused, misused or previously underdeployed
or undeployed and re-stream the associative consciousness
towards a desirable goal in a new social context.
[T] Psychology has the following semantic structure in any
MACRO Remote Association
MESO Mediate Association
MICRO Emergent Associative Facilitation in Context.
A sense of Biological comfort in any given social or peer group
zone is denoted as 'Levelling' in both Lewin's Field theory in
psychology and in Köhler's.
Lewin noted that there was observable biochemical credence to the
distribution patterns of individuals and social groups.
Wolfgang Köhler, a contemporary, posited that physical biology is
not independent of electromagnetic lines of force and that the
psychological process can be driven by and even 'dependent' on
the electromagnetic spectrum.
The equilibrium between individual parameters and individual
strengths is in continual interaction and challenge with the physical
world, its parameters, stressors and excitators.
[e.g. forward and backward chaining, inhibitors etc]
Associative Field Theory, therefore, presents a unifying
behaviourist model driven entirely by physical objectivism i.e. non-
arbitrary physical (Universal) laws.
A [T] Psychological World Model for individual learning and a
socially successful individual would have the creative output of the
individual facilitated on a platform of social interaction.
MACRO CONTEXT AND INDIVIDUAL
MESO BIOLOGICAL COMFORT ZONE
MICRO CONTEXT AND WORLD
In this situation, the individual is comfortable with the world and
can relate to and operate within and transfer values, information
and assets to the world. This is called 'levelling' by Lewin .
In contrast, where the transference gradient runs against the
individual because of unfamiliar social or environmental placement
or inappropriate learning strategies in either past and, or present -
the individual may become relatively 'uncomfortable' and
disassociate from the learning environment. This is called
'sharpening' by Lewin .
MACRO CONTEXT AND WORLD
MESO BIOLOGICALLY INTOLERABLE PERSONAL SPACE
MICRO CONTEXT AND INDIVIDUAL
The objectivism of [T] when added to previous research into the
Philosophy and Empiricism of Mind which also includes the much
more relevant massive computational research of the late 20th
century can solve the major paradoxes of psychological doctrine.
None of the ideas from a [T] based Psychology would have been
possible without the freedom of global information and publication
facilitated by a very highly technological Society.
Such information from which to draw comparison by analysis was
not available to; Kant, Hume etc, and neither was such a level of
scientific empiricism available to Newton or Darwin, or indeed
Although the traditional British 19th Century empiricist
philosophers (Locke, Berkley, Hume, and Mills and Bentham in the
20th Century etc.) wrote copiously about their feelings about good
social performance, it was left to the scientific approach beginning
with Ebbinghaus in 1885, and Pavlov in 1904, and then Thorndike's
work on association called 'connectionism' c.a. 1940's to become
the rational foundation upon which Watson c.a. 1940's built
This took associationism out of the realm of 'sensations' and
'ideas' into the methodology of empiricism with its 'stimulii' and
'responses'. These could be objectively measured as behavioural
In recent years writes Reber, 1985, associationism has 'lost some
of its explanatory power in fields such as; perception, cognition,
psycholinguistics, developmental psychology and the like mostly
because of the compelling feeling that most cognitive processes
are too complex to yield to an analysis based simply on associative
Edelman in his research into biological chaos and complexity
sought to bridge the gap in reality that the Cognitive Sciences had
subsequently created in the Philosophy of Mind, by using a
computer sciences approach to psychology and intelligence.
Neurobiological and linguistic research in the latter half of the 20th
Century assumed that 'people behave according to knowledge
made up of symbolic mental representations. Cognition consists of
the manipulation of these symbols. .. The efficacy of such
processes resides in the possibility of interpreting items as
symbols in an abstract and well-defined way, according to a set of
unequivocal rules.' p13.
Edelman's issue was that 'the mind cannot proceed 'liberally' - that
is (Cognitivism) was disregarding a large body of evidence that
undermines the view that the brain is a kind of computer.
(Cognitivism), ignores evidence showing that the way in which the
categorisation of objects and events occurs in animals does not at
all resemble logic or computation.'
Edelman as a scientist rejects the inherent irrationality within
classic views of essentialism no doubt because of their ultimately
arbitrary nature and performance within the Universality of
domains, objects and labels.
Tripartite Essentialism, however is an Objectivist Essentialism that
predicates upon the sufficiency and universality of simple physical
laws of transaction to describe both the behaviour of the world and
the behaviour of the mind.
In Chapter 3 of his book called 'Bright Air, Brilliant Fire' pub.
Penguin 1994, ISBN 0-14-017244-0, Edelman quotes James Clerk
Maxwell 'The only laws of matter are those which our minds must
fabricate, and the only laws of mind are fabricated for it by matter.'
Edelman found that although the mind was driven by biology, it
also was confronted simultaneously with the Turing problem that
halted the computational models of the Cognitivist school of
i.e. an infinity of labels and objects confounds rational deductive
Tripartite Essentialism overcomes the Turing problem both in
computational logic and in behaviourism as it is solely dependent
on a basic and universal transaction model of; some A to some B
through some common C (and or in relation to some other
intervening modality D).
This found variously and universally in Nature as Maxwell had
predicted as; Fajan's Rules in Chemistry, Osmosis in Biology,
Ohm's Law in electricity, Field Theory in Psychology by both Köhler
The brain as a [T] Essentialist computer answering to the logic of
function and context becomes a more viable proposition than
simply discarding the computer model as Edelmann is currently led
In modern research into a behavioural programming system called
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), remote associations formed
during the years of youth may have produced various types of
sensory-associated psychology, linguistics and behaviour that
manifest in their current social vocabulary.
e.g. 1 'tactile' ('I feel that ....')
e.g. 2 'visual' ('I see that .....')
e.g. 3 'auditory' ('I hear that ...') etc.
Here is the assertion from social data that the being is led to
associate with their strongest senses and that these associations
take logical computational structures.
Subsequent and arbitrary biological deterioration of the senses
during some intervening years between youth and the present may
have caused a requirement for a life strategy for sensory fulfilment
For example, the person today may realistically derive social
success from being an 'auditory' person.
However, biological trauma or deterioration in the intervening years
between youth and the present may have caused the retention of a
redundant associative vocabulary that depresses the individuals
expectations. More recent strategies to re-implement youthful
sensory expectations may have caused inappropriate social returns
and therefore a feeling of personal (and biological) insufficiency.
The biology and gerontology of the body are seen to direct and
drive the psychology of behaviour.
The older personality may then have a crisis of and expression and
social recourse, where modes of expression are now felt to be
Any number of biological and systemic catastrophes and sensory
injuries may render remote memories and associative driving
In NLP, therefore, if a person says that ('I see that ..'), they may not
immediately be classified as a 'visual' personality if they are
wearing glasses illustrating massive optical compensation. It may
be, however, that the optical trauma created an associative
inhibition and that no new learning strategy has since evolved
because of this.
[T] Field Theory in Associology, which incorporates Objectivist and
Behaviourist approaches may have recourse to a more complicated
and context-sensitive version of NLP. It is the [T] Psychology
strategy, however, that enables a recursion-free, context-sensitive,
objective and programmable Philosophy of Mind to supersede the
relatively uninformed dilemmas of the 20th Century.
There follows an outline of a [T] Psychology social strategy that
models an empirical approach to social and psychological failure
or rules default in the context of the tools of psychology being
utilised as a vehicle facilitating social recovery.
PART 3. SOCIAL DEFAULT AND PSYCHOTIC
The individual, having defaulted on some social rules has been
confronted with a situation where their social expectations have
been aberrantly compromised.
Has, therefore, the driving cause been inflicted by self or other?
(1). Biological Disorientation.
(2). Other Disorientation.
(3). Simultaneous failure.
(4). Personal coping strategy.
(1). BIOLOGICAL DISORIENTATION.
Human biological reproductive cycles produce in both sexes of
humanity large infusions of hormones from the endocrine system.
Whether at puberty, where further androgens and oestrogens
further mature sexual potential. In the elderly, the sudden decline of
such hormones at menopause may also alter behaviour.
The 'hysterical' (as pertaining to womb) female patients of Dr Jung
and Dr Freud may also have been responding to the cycles of the
moon within their reproductive behaviours and attitudes.
The Biological disorientation may also result from some systemic
failure in the organs or bones that may have a physical disease.
psychological integrity and associational strategies of the
individual have been compromised by the innate biological drive
(endocrine system). This has exacerbated any inadequacy within
peer group performance and also degrees of perception of social
rejection. The degree of social compromise may be at its most
severe in more unusual and inaccessible social groups. These may
be appreciated by the individual, but where in undue stress cannot
now be facilitated by the individual's lack of perspective on the
danger presented to (his) disintegrating psychology by the internal
dynamics of the unfamiliar group.
Social appeasement constructs would be influenced by
biochemical disorientation caused by gonadotropins from the
endocrine system at Puberty and in sexual development and other
Psychological performance in this respect could also be
compromised by some ongoing physical disease or poor structural
and metabolic performance of the body.
(2). OTHER SOCIAL DISORIENTATION.
Other Disorientation from Second or Third party Social Damage:
From Social Peer group at; home, work or play may have been
unusually damaging. Also some environmental disaster resulting
from unusual circumstances may have shattered their equilibrium.
If the individuals social expectations have been severely
traumatised then this compromise has caused a lack of re-
emergent psychological stability or re-adjustment within time.
Within a regulated but aberrant social context, persistent
infringement and subsequent biological issues arising would
increase both psychological and metabolic stress to high levels of
The degree of inhibition within the integrity of associative
constructs would require evaluative diagnostic research such that a
better strategy for the recovery of the associations useful in a
similar social context could be later deployed after a period of
prescribed disassociative and biological rest.
Every learning situation is a stressful situation driven or facilitated
by the endocrine system e.g. gonadotropins, the adrenal cortex, etc
In a traumatic situation, however, the individuals internal library of
associations and personal educational tools acquired by previous
associative reasoning and facilitated by; e.g. physical, chromatic
and linguistic expression, has been compromised.
A traumatic interlude of social interruption has occurred such that
further acquisitions have been hindered by aberrant associative
constructs, either with self and, or other.
The loading in this learning situation has been excessive, therefore,
deselection of the learning situation, but not the learning strategy,
would enable the passage of normative time to re-establish a
psychological equilibrium (in a social and facilitative context). In
time, the re-application of this older and once-failed strategy, again
to personal progress within society could be re-enabled under
If subsequent damage later occurs in a more normative
environment that presented stressors that were initially
representative of the levels of challenge to personal acquisition
and contribution then there is also a failure of education at an
individual level. There the expectations within the individuals
original vision of this goal-orientated social environment, had been
Healthy progress for the individual would require mature and
educated and constructive discussion.
A state of social integrity is described by Lewin K, in his 'Field
Theory in Psychology'  as that in which an individual
experiences the nurturing, rational communality of 'levelling'. In
becoming disassociated, the individual is perceived to be irrational,
selfish and 'sharp'.
As far as the individual is concerned there are a few issues that
would need clearing up.
(3). Simultaneous failure of Individual and Society.
Unless otherwise politicised, the needs of the many (Demos) are
greater than the needs of the one (Phobos). Individual recovery
from Social aberrance must be weighed against the self-esteem of
the individual such that the bias, perceptions and relevance of both
the personal and social incongruence experienced can be later
redressed legally or later mediated by more positive
The scepticism of RC Buck on the 'Logic of general behaviour
systems theory' although dismissive of any central unifying
principle in physics driving simplicity and complexity does present
the intellectual loading problem presented to a disorientated
individual in a confusing breakdown situation very well. He
criticises ..'Every system has subsystems' and taking this together
with 'every system has its environment' we are indeed confronted
with limitless vistas of systems. One is unable to think of anything,
or of any combination of things, which could not be regarded as a
system. And, of course, a concept that applies to everything is
logically empty.' Applying Buck's quotations to a badly behaving
student worker e.g. at a badly behaving government fish farm and
the dilemmas and arbitrary contradictions to social responsibilities
that the confused people must produce .. The failing student may
attempt to grasp their predicament.
'What would it be like to disprove the statement that every system
had subsystems? If general systems theory can answer this
question, the answer should certainly be provided. For such an
answer would have to include a criterion for recognising something
which is not a system; and possession of such a criterion would
help immeasurably in clarifying the central concept of a system.
An important part of the significance of any concept is given by its
contrast, by knowing the kinds of things to which it does not apply.
And the trouble with the concept of system here, as I see it, is that
this contrast is absent. here, rather, the situation seems to be that
statements such as 'I am a system', 'the membership committee is a
system', 'the economy of the United States is a system', 'the
species salmon, is a system' - that these statements, in the
language of general systems theory, couldn't even be false.'
Buck's scepticism is used here to illustrate the disintegrity and
subsequent recourse to reduced coping strategies and
socialisation facing an individual identity under biological stress. In
this example an untrained from a different class background is
confronted with high levels of social expectation and high levels of
both personal and social failure at a bad time in (his) life. The fish
worker insufficiently educated for a government lab job, where the
lab itself was also cutting corners in staff training etc
With no recourse to 'Contrast', the incongruence of such a social
situation will fail such an identity and social sharpening [Lewin] will
A. Is Society Incredible because;
(i) (he) is personally useless because of parental history and
personal and social education and social positioning by parents.
(ii) (he) is socially useless because of the lack of class education
and peer group support and social opportunity and resources.
(iii) unimaginable factors from outwith (his) remit have imposed.
e.g. socio-economic success or failure e.g. 'anomie theory'
B. Is Personal failure, if any, caused by;
(i) insufficient education.
(ii) insufficient biological capacity to attenuate prevalent social
stressors and to overcome inhibitory associations.
(iii) insufficient use of social structures, class and peer groups in a
C. Is Social failure, if any, due to;
(i) lack of educational provision
(ii) lack of a discernible pathway to personal evolution and growth
in a fractured class ontology e.g. socially endorsed addictive
(iii) a lack of patronage for differences amongst individuals such
that every aspect of society solicited appears indifferent to any
unique contribution that would emerge from such a life.
If society is seen to fail, then it is evident that a lack of social
imagination exists that cannot facilitate the socially diverse. A lack
of coherence in the social structures such that there is
impoverished communality and sharpening between peer and class
groups, then this society in possession of no regard for life and
self-esteem should not be patronised.
(4). Personal coping strategy - 'the analytic defence'.
Where a traumatic interlude of social interruption has occurred
such that further acquisitions have been hindered by aberrant
associative constructs either with self or other, a personal coping
strategy is needed to seal with the overloading and distortion of
perceptions. The loading in this learning situation has been
excessive therefore, de-selection of the learning situation but not
the learning strategy would enable time to re-establish a normative
psychological equilibrium in a social context - with which to re-
apply this strategy for social progress.
The overloaded individual has found that their personal analytic
strategy has failed because of the disintegration and subsequent
dysfunction of their personal intellectual themes and associations.
The self analytic strategy in many ways is doomed to failure
because the strategy itself will produce disintegration of personal
intellectual themes and associations and produce consequent
It becomes necessary to develop a recovery strategy that will
incrementally but tangentially precipitate the creative intellectual
ontology of the individual into similar areas of interest.
These areas of social information, although similar would be
intellectually new or contain different ideas about the previously
failed social process that utilise a different set of transferable
This will enable any associative damage to partially or indeed
wholly recuperate - whilst divorcing the application of the healing
intellect into the identification of new ideas without prejudice,
whilst employing the previously damaged ontology to good effect.
This partially unconscious re-inforcement will eventually facilitate
the recovery of the self-esteem that was degraded by a previous
intellectual and creative failure in the face of high velocity [Lewin's
'sharpening'] social prejudice.
PART 3. AN OUTLINE OF AUGMENTED
BEHAVIOURISM USING COMPLEXITY MODELS
DRIVEN BY THE SIMPLICITY OF FAJAN'S RULES.
• The Physical Theory of Objectivism or biochemical
Existentialism or Behaviourism.
• Augmentation of the Behaviourist assumption.
• New Neuroscience Theory partially enabled by the research of
• Reprioritizing the research of Kurt Lewin and Wolfgang Köhler.
The Behaviourist Assumption - an objectivist, physical
Such redundant societies, that can offer no life or beneficial
transaction, can be perceived to follow the basic instincts of pain
and pleasure derived from the biology of animal behaviour. These
ideas were to be pursued in the 19th Century by researcher and
philosopher Thomas Carlyle in his essays on Chartism. [Sartor
Carlyle was perplexed by the insufficiency of moral and social
explanation for ongoing disintegrative and nihilistic behaviour
arising from previously facilitated individuals, usually of lower
The doctrine that embodied animal instincts of pain and pleasure
and aversion as necessary social tools for the growth,
communication and control of the un-intelligent arose first with
Bentham, then became more refined by John Stuart Mill c.1843 CE
in the doctrine of 'Utilitarianism'.
The basic biochemical instincts of social life as driven by the
endocrine system, the adrenal cortex and the gonadotropins,
reduced human society to the level of Simian constructs in; e.g.
aggression, co-operative groupings, grooming and play.
In terms, even of Adam Smith's Enquiry into the Wealth of Nations
, each social transaction will carry the most benefit to the
individual at the least cost to the individual.
'Members of bands of humans and social carnivores co-operate in
hunting and protecting captured game and share, more or less
amiably, the large quantities of food at kill. Co-operative
interactions also play a role in the defense of the group against
outside threats of various sorts. Importantly, co-operation extends
only to members of one's own tightly knit social unit; strangers are
generally excluded, attacked, driven-off, or even killed.
Competitor carnivores of other species are treated hostilely as well.
These attributes contribute to the defense of an economic base
that will support a clan of large voracious predators. [Kruuk, H
1972, Mech, LD, 1970, Schaller GB 1972, in 'Animal Behaviour - an
evolutionary approach' Alcock J pub. Sinauer Associates 1975
Concludes Alcock .. ' Thus the special selection pressures
associated with the niches of hunters have resulted in the evolution
of behavioural similarities between unrelated animals (a primate
and four carnivores) and substantial divergence between related
species (humans and other primates, which are more purely
herbivorous). 'Cultural pressures can suppress or exaggerate sex-
linked behaviour as well as act as a selective force on
populations .. but the key point is .. 'that the evolution of human
reproductive and sexual behaviour owes a great deal to the unique
ecological pressures operating on humans and rather little to our
primate ancestry. The special factors associated with (human)
hunting and gathering activity favoured stable pair bonding
between mates. (for the facilitation of tool making intelligence in
the young.) Reproduction is intimately linked with hunting
behaviour and a division of labour between the sexes, as well as
with the evolution of intelligence and increased brain size. All these
factors have affected the nature of human courtship and
copulation, which have been heavily modified (in humans) because
they not only serve to produce offspring but contribute to pair
formation and the prolonged child care suitable for the helpless
big-brained progeny of a hunter-gatherer.'
Alcock's behaviourism was essentially attempting to incorporate an
additional gestation period into the human-animal lifecycle - a
gestation period for intelligent capacity and species evolution
Xenophon (c.428-c.354 BCE who was a 'Greek' soldier and man of
letters, writes in his Memorabilia, while purporting to provide an
account of the life and teachings of the philosopher Socrates,
reflects an aristocratic ideal of relations between the sexes ...
'plainly we look for wives who will produce the best children for us,
and marry them to raise a family. The husband supports the wife
who is to share in the production of his family, and provides in
advance whatever he thinks the expected children will find useful
for life, on as generous a scale as possible. The wife conceives and
bears her burden. She suffers pains and endangers her life; she
gives away the food that sustains her. She goes through a period of
labour, gives birth and brings up the child with care.
She has had no blessing in advance. The baby does not know its
helper, and cannot convey its needs. She has to guess what is
good for it and will satisfy it, and tries to provide these to the full.
She cares for the baby night and day laboriously for a long period,
with no expectation of reward.'
[Xenophon, Memorabilia 2.2.4-5]
In John Ferguson and Kitty Chisholm (eds) (1978) Political and
Social Life in the Great Age of Athens, London, Open University
The step up from the simian research of Robert Ardrey, Anthony
Storr and Konrad Lorenz suggested by Alcock is that as well as
having a 'Territorial Imperative' fuelled by instinctual aggression
and reproductive need, there is an imperative for the invention of
tools that will address and solve any emergent environmental
These tools or artefacts in [T] Psychology are both objects and
information that are intended to solve or represent personal or
social difficulty arising out of environmental and social problems.
[Chant C and Goodman C, 'Pre-industrial Cities and Technology',
1999 pub. Routledge, Open University.] also, in Chant and
Goodman, 1999, V. G Childe's 'Urban Revolution' was powered by
an increase in tools, social efficiency and organised and informed
Evolutionary Biology produced politicians and their tools of policy.
The politician Demosthenes (384-322 BCE) was 'the greatest
Athenian orator' of the ostentatious Sophist and elite schools of
fourth century Athens. He suggested in pursuit of social
efficiency .. 'If an alien man cohabits with a female citizen in any
way whatsoever, anyone who wishes and has the right shall indict
him before the Thesmothetae. If he is convicted, he and his
property shall be sold, and one third given to the successful
Roman Senators during the Republican era (510-27 BCE) had such
scope of finance and personal power to both organise and
undermine massive civic works such as the aqueducts. [Chant C,
Goodman D, 1999, 'Pre-industrial Cities and Technology' ]
The regulation of social pain and pleasure is therefore an ancient
pursuit on Earth.
Nevertheless such instincts to pain and pleasure were written into
the history of psychology with recurring re-inforcement, as both
intellectual and elite, first by Bentham and then by John Stuart Mill
in the doctrine of Utilitarianism. [c.1900's]
The need for a good imperative to social and collective tool making
has to surpass the simplistic behaviourist model. There, in states
of 'levelling' as described by Lewin, the Human Being has recourse
to exploration, research and development. In times of biological
'fortification', surplus resources and the re-inforcements created by
successful, personal, social and reproductive successful activity
drive evolutionary activity in society.
Bertalanffy LV takes this activity away from the arbitrary by use of a
general systems approach. In his general Systems Theory, p220,
hew writes 'in contrast to physical forces like gravity or electricity,
the phenomena of life are found only in individual entities called
organisms. Any organism is a system, that is, a dynamic order of
parts and processes standing in mutual interaction (Bertalanffy,
1949a, p,11). Similarly, psychological phenomena are found only in
individualized entities which in man are called personalities.
'Whatever else personality may be, it has the property of a system'
(G. Allport, 19612, p. 109). 'Even without 'external stimuli', the
organism is not a passive but an intrinsically active system.
.. recent research shows with increasing clarity that autonomous
activity of the nervous system, resting in the system itself, is to be
considered primary. In evolution and development, reactive
mechanisms appear to be super-imposed upon primitive, rhythmic-
locomotor activities. The stimulus (i.e., a change in external
conditions) does not cause a process in an otherwise inert system;
it only modifies processes in an autonomously active system'
(Bertalanffy, 1937, pp.133ff.; also 1960).
The living organism maintains a disequilibrium called the steady
state of an open system and thus is able to dispense existing
potentials or 'tensions' in spontaneous activity or in response to
releasing stimuli; it even advances towards higher order and
'The robot (animal behaviourist) model, only partly covers animal
behaviour and does not cover an essential portion of human
behaviour at all. Autonomous activity is the most primitive form of
behaviour (Von Bertalanffy, 1949a; Carmichael, 1954; Herrick, 1956;
Von Holst, 1937; Schiller, 1957; H. Werner 1957a); it is found in
brain function (Hebb, 1949) and in psychological processes. The
discovery of activating systems in the brain stem (Berlyne, 1960;
Hebb, 1955; Magoun, 1958) has emphasized this fact in recent
years. Natural behaviour (for man) encompasses innumerable
activities beyond the Stimulus and Response scheme, from
exploring, play, and rituals in animals (Schiller, 1957) to economic,
intellectual, aesthetic, religious, and the like pursuits to self-
realization and creativity in man. Even rats seem to 'look' for
problems (Hebb, 1955), and the healthy child and adult are going
far beyond the reduction of tensions or gratification of needs in
innumerable activities that cannot be reduced to primary or
secondary drives (G. Allport, 1961, p90)
I depart from Bertalanffy there, as all behaviour and all transactions
and intercourse arise in the world of the chemical and physical and
operate to the physical dictates of some A to some B through some
common C perhaps with an intercession of some modality D). This
assertion by myself, does not preclude an animatic argument or a
stance in Divinity that instantiates and then incorporates the Divine
origins of consciousness.
My [T] stance is further substantiated by John Dewey's
'If we want to find continuity in nature, we must regard every event
from the point of view of the function it performs. Dewey maintains
that we can classify events in terms of the degrees of complexity
exhibited in their behaviour. .... Dewey argues that the emergence
of living beings in the course of natural events does not imply a
breach of continuity. It only means 'that the physical things have
acquired new properties, those of ability to produce a peculiar kind
of interactive support of needs from surrounding media'. In his
'Logic' Dewey makes this idea of interaction central and traces the
processes of reasoning to their existential socio-cultural bases.
Thus he defines sensibility as 'the capacity' of living beings 'to
preserve' their 'pattern of behaviour'. He describes 'feelings' which
human beings have, not as something superadded to a physical
thing, ab extra, but as 'a newly actualized quality acquired by
events previously occurring on a physical level, when these events
come into more extensive and delicate relationship of interaction.'
[Sathaye S G, 'Instrumentalism - a methodological exposition of the
philosophy of John Dewey' pub. 1972, Popular Prakashan,
Jewey, 1929, in the absence of massive computation would have
found it difficult to empirically research the 'increasingly complex
and intimate interactions amongst natural events' e.g. Chaos
Theory of [Mandelbrot B , 1975, Fractals, IBM]
The basic underlying laws of [T] Relativity provide a formal
framework to assert the 'a priori' status of continuity upon the
physical theory and its biological and behavioural implications.
In humans and simians, the biochemical activity resulting from a
combination of diet, good mating and genes is responsible for the
behavioural impetus in; survival, adaptation and in the operation of
dominance hierarchy. The best served adrenal glands and
endocrine system produce the best aggressive behaviour, and in
man, ultimately the best cognitive strategy for tool making and
problem solving in e.g. defence of food stocks or the herd.
Behaviourism and its biochemical descriptions is sufficient to
explain the need for social and species information transfers at all
levels of systemic organisation and environmental interactions in
The biological robot is of course an unenlightened tragedy as
millennia of passionate disputes on this Earth bear witness to.
The best served adrenal glands producing the best aggressive
behaviour and territorial displays drive the hierarchy from the top
down, creating; alpha, beta and gamma (recessive) attributes in
The larger anthropoid 'energy packets' donate structural integrity to
the colony by driving the biochemical sustenance-intake strategies
of the herd down a psychological transference gradient maintained
by the gradation of the relatively biochemically strong down to the
relatively biochemically weak.
This induces relatively great degrees of recognition of innate
biological necessities within the group.
The law-like activity of 'relatively efficient biochemical packets' has
been noted and described by Lewin  as applicable to Human
psychology and behaviour.
In humanity, the psychological precepts of self-recognition by
'cognitive impact' as noted by Lewin and Karsten although
applicable, do not convey the true effects of the central priority
within the human version of this transaction and the velocity as it
can be felt at its most socially extreme and 'unsocial.'
i.e. the velocity of the dominant versus the recessive identity or
In humanity, full of complex information processes, and
behavioural descriptions, one can often tell if some transactions
are usual and if perhaps we have been very, very unlucky. This may
incur a great sense of intelligent 'shame' or social redundancy if left
In the song called 'the Boxer' by Simon and Garfunkel, nowhere in
the 20th Century has the feeling of social redundancy been better
expressed, as the incessant brutality and velocity of the
incongruent and the dominant, strikes a chord with the repressed
and vulnerable. A young man in the 'company of strangers' running
scared and running away from home as a youth, seeks out shelter
from the dangerous heights of social violence amongst the 'poorer
quarters where the ragged people go'. Finding that the New York
city winters were bleeding him and that he was living a lie by
assuming that his being was relevant to society, he eventually
comes to terms with his identity. That he is separate by traumatic
disassociation from society and he has nowhere to go.'
[Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, CBS, 1973. catalog. 69003]
According to Karsten in 'Psychische Sattigung, Psychol. Forsch.
1928(10) 142-154, 'the velocity with which an activity is satiated
increases with the degree to which the activity is psychologically
central (as against peripheral). Lewin states 'This proposition has
the nature of a general law, e.g. a law should be accepted as valid
only if it is not contradicted by data in any branch of psychology -
in this sense, a law should always be general.
The combination of a number of forces acting at the same point at a
given time is called the resultant force and drives the relationship
between force of world and behaviour of self.
Whenever a force different from zero exists, there is either a
'locomotion' in the direction of that resultant force or a change in
cognitive structure equivalent to this locomotion. The reverse
holds: whenever a 'locomotion' proceeds or change of structure
results, the resultant forces are measured to exist in that direction.
Wolfgang Köhler in addition to Lewin's biological behaviourism
added that beings did not exist independently of electromagnetic
lines of force and were part of the same physical field that could
allegedly be observed as spatial orientations within physically
observable empirical biology.
Perceptions humanity have of time and matter are only partial and
‘temporarily’ flawed. e.g. Energy, matter, time, the cycles of the
moon, the tides, the seasons as they manifest within diurnal
rhythms of trees, plants and crop growth etc. tie our moods by
association of past life events into chains of e.g. seasonal colour
and light intensity to aid, or forget, the recall of past activities etc.
Our biology comprised of 90% water, is immersed in the contextual
electromagnetic spectrum of the world of biological water in the
biomass, hydrosphere and oceans. This biomass is under the
gravitational influence of the moon. Lyall Watson in his book called
'Supernature' pub. 1974, Coronet, ISBN 0-340-18834-0, documents
overwhelming empirical evidence that establishes tidal trends and
electromagnetism and the cycle of the moon as driving factors in
animal behaviour. Analogies of resonance and 'feeling like such
and such', empathy and empathising, and 'striking a chord' and
'ringing a bell' run through the associations of the human mind.
In Neuro Linguistic Programming, NLP, the analytic psychological
strategy for personal classification is based upon the individuals
associations and sensory orientation. e.g. 'I hear that ..', 'I see
that ..' etc
e.g. A sympathetic conversation leading to the supply of advice
about personal choice of consumer products or cultural opinions
elicits a transference of social energies in the form of advice to the
other party. This relativity continuously in the form of the tools and
artefacts and objects of information impelled by ergonomic and
biological expenditure. Such biological expression must also be
carried upon a bioelectric or biomagnetic carrier wave to the other
individual simultaneously with the sound.
As you relate to an individual and are directing vocal and physical
energy in various modes of biological expression whilst resonating
or empathising with their mindset there will also be a resonant
connection between the external query and the internalisation of
the associative and biological response.
The external query having been mutually acceptable for the
purposes of discourse then elicited a flow of information from the
individual driven by (his) temporal and biological associations. This
data flows as a resultant locomotive force from the individual, who
is also a physical electromagnetic source of high innervation and
biological activity. This nervous, biological and electrical energy
flows down the gradient via the conduit of the facilitative
associations the target querant put in place with the query
structure that the target had empathised with.
This InterPersonal connection or IP connection, or ‘relational
(social) gradient of mutually acceptable energy association and
flow between two energy beings across and down a common time
space medium and energy gradient.’ [e.g. Köhler, and, Kurt Lewin’s
‘Field Theory in Psychology’, [Tavistock Institute, 1952]] in truth
probably does have a real numerical value in Standard Industrial
Units in the electromagnetic spectrum ad deduced by Köhler.
Factors such as; the relative lack of personal and psychological
symmetry with the individual and relative lack of empathy with their
social style of address would introduce impedance into the flow of
information. Driven by the energies of either short or long term
biological association within the subject a data transaction would
flow down the relationship gradient to the needy recipient or
A [T] modification of Lewin's Behaviourist Model.
In suggesting or implying that Field Independent Beings are always
shallow, irrational and impersonal with behaviour driven from the
activities of the natural selection within chemical processes, there
is need for caution.
The behaviourist and biochemical assumption that hierarchy is
driven by aggression is evident as a normative standard in
psychology, but it leaves two possibilities with which to evaluate
the Field Independence.
(i) The Individual is anti-social
(ii) The individual is asocial.
i.e. either antagonistic or some degree of neutral.
The possibilities within sensory and environmental chaos for the
emergence of complex behaviour and the perception of great
intelligence and sophisticated 'a priori' knowledge amongst the
perceived adaptations was a problem that confounded
neuroscience research according to Edelman.
'Another set of observations brings us to psychological dilemmas
of the most profound kind. They cast doubt on the idea that the
complex behaviour of animals with complex brains can be
explained solely by 'learning'. Indeed this crisis highlights the
fundamental problem of neuroscience. How can an animal initially
confront a small number of 'events' or 'objects' and after this
exposure adaptively categorize or recognize an indefinite number
of novel objects. (even in a variety of contexts) as being similar or
identical to the small set that it first encountered?
How can an animal, in the absence of a teacher, recognize an object
at all? How can it then generalize and 'construct' a 'universal' in the
absence of that object or even in its presence? This kind of
generalization occurs without language in animals such as
[Edelman G, 'Bright Air, Brilliant Fire - on the matter of the mind'
pub. 1994, Penguin, ISBN 0-1401-7244-0, p.28.]
Edelman using computer modelling of the physical chemistry of
brain behaviour had discovered that there was an automatic
intelligence within biological constructs, that when applied to an
object interacting by some process with the intelligent needs of the
organism produced an adaptive or facilitative response.
In [T], this 'automatic intelligence' has a rational model.
The question of whether education in; pain, pleasure or aversion
produces civilisation, [Mill JS] is addressed in this work [T],
however, for neuroscience it is still a 20th Century dilemma.
Perhaps the human sophistry of our intelligence begot more
ontologically creative pleasures within profit margins and static
fixture investments driven, supplied and defended by other
successful tool-making ventures.
The results of human intelligence, however, according to Edelman
were driven from a psychology emergent from the behaviour of the
physical and chemical context of our environment.
[Edelman 1994, p.160.] 'First of all, we need not reach beyond
biology itself to mount any exotic explanations of the mind. No new
principles need to be adduced to account for consciousness - only
new evolutionary morphologies. Second, these notions, if correct,
rule out a general description of the brain as a Turing machine or
'That consciousness arose in the material order does not restrain
intellectual trade; philosophy itself is witness to this conclusion.
But it does limit us, despite our capacity to extend our senses and
our powers of calculation through physical devices.'
Edelman's position is that of 'qualified realism' - with recourse to
natural, physical and chemical activity.
'Our description of the world is qualified by the way in which our
concepts arise. And although there may be infinite freedom (within)
a grammar, our language and our ideas of meaning go far beyond
the rules of grammar'. 'By taking the position of biologically based
epistemology, we are in some sense realists and also sophisticated
materialists.' 'Mind, which arose from material systems and yet can
serve goals and purposes, is nevertheless a product of historical
processes ..' [Edelman, 1994, p.161.]
Edelman's apparently self-contradictory conclusion that the mind
looks like an arbitrary Turing machine, but is not, is not in fact a
contradiction in terms of his own 'qualified realism'. This because
all physical, chemical, biological and psychological transactions
occur in the context of a perception of a transaction from Some A
to Some B through some common C (with the possibility of
influence also from some common modality D that would add in
any transitory and undecidable temporal state.)
The object of our attention, that we interrogate with our senses at
time1 is a noun, A, and its moments of change entail physical;
creation, recreation, and therefore does physical and observable
work upon its environment that we label as 'verb C' (doing). i.e.
Object to do C.
The effect of this work C in our common context has qualitative
attributes that we then label after the fact of time1. Antecedent to
time1 is the working process C done by the changing object A at
time2. It is a qualitative value judgement relevant to our
observations and life processes as Adjective B, where the adjective
is the process of transaction and interaction currently in focus for
This precept follows the basic rules of physical chemistry and
biology and electricity i.e. Fajan's Rules, osmosis and Ohm's Law
In context under observation as a [T] process language is:
MACRO is NOUN
MESO is VERB
MICRO is ADJECTIVE
Here, the perceptible interaction of the object of our focus within
the setting of our focus is attributing some value to our
consciousness such that the acquisition of qualitative appreciation
or degradation induces personal growth.
This pain, pleasure, aversion or contradiction between the observer
and the object is mediated greatly or little at all by the amount of
transitional stages involved in the transference down the gradient
from the High-energy system to the Low energy system.
In those terms, natural language arises from and is driven by
entirely physical processes.
These physical processes readily translate into [T] consciousness
and natural language as macro/object/noun, meso/process/verb,
micro/quality/adjective. Language and consciousness as we know
it therefore is chemically and ontologically derivable in terms of
observational focus and learned associations.
It is this focus that becomes the field strength defined by Lewin in
terms of levelling and sharpening.
Lewin's idealistic social model of transactions in field theory
cannot be sustained directly by the animal behaviour model alone.
Although the animal behaviour model is hormonally driven through;
pain, pleasure, stamina and territory the human model must acquire
another layer of analogy to account for; intellect, artefacts and
I choose the analogy of an invisible foliage of information within the
human jungle. This was already suggested by Köhler's objectivist
stance on the electromagnetic properties of physical biomass and
chemistry, similar to Lewin's ideas. In Wolfgang Köhler's own
stance on EM field theory, the psychological process was caused
by and dependent on and driven by an electromagnetic field.
Both Lewin and Köhler's who were contemporaries had theories
that arose out of the Gestalt school.
Language itself is directly rooted in the observations of objects and
their physical transactions with the physical context.
These transactions, in intelligent societies have a history of
qualitative judgements, social significance and historical values as
tools of; pain, pleasure, aversion or contradiction as conscious
attributes attached to their physical behaviour and, or manufacture.
'Linguistic Feeding Behaviour' [LFB], incorporates; physiologically
driven mastery responses, nurture, nesting and boundary closure
of information systems, and, the introduction and closure of
contradictions. The basic physics of objectivism, can therefore
fully explain by analogy with self-regulating transaction models e.g.
Kauffman S and Langton C in Levy S and also Goodwin B in [Lewin
R, 'Complexity, life at the edge of chaos', pub. 1993, Dent, London.
ISBN 0-460-86092-5] the emergence of new personal, organic,
systemic and social focus in response to arbitrary environmental
intrusion and contradiction.
The unusually turbulent challenge to self and society presented by
new personal and social and environmental introductions and
contradictions, releases more historically solitary information
aggregates into the chaotic but eventually self-regulating mixture of
Isolated (in terms of analogy with Lewin's 'Field Theory') as
'sharpening', these previously less valuable and unusual
aggregates now enter into the re-establishment of equilibrium
within the turbulent information, synthesising new attributes that
embody, facilitate and encode the perceived changes.
New challenges to; self, social and environmental information arise
from the natural order of chaos at various scales of magnitude both
internal and external to the immediate context of the self.
These external challenges that include new levels of magnitude and
complexity of; pain, pleasure, aversion or contradiction, drive the
energy and interactivity levels of the existing complexes to produce
greater levels of unity and interactive equivalence.
In terms of Lewin , interactive equivalence is truly ‘social
[LFB] Linguistic Feeding Behaviour by the individual can be
augmented or hindered by previous social information production
and artefact deposition. This creates a topographical bias and
steep social gradient created by the activities and results of
historical priorities. A society, consisting of the systematic
interaction of social; aggregates, simples and complexes emerges
in a telic way a more organised and steady state given the
consistency of its context with time.
In autocatalytic systems it was found by e.g. Kauffman that data
self-organised such that it would most efficiently streamline and
regulate its internal physics. Kauffman found that the process of
molecular intercommunication gradually eroded the number of unfit
or 'sharp' [Lewin 1952] transactions, and increased the number of
'level' [Lewin 1952] or homeostatic interactions.
The laws of physics as pertaining to biology, e.g. the second law of
thermodynamics, however, were found by [Langton C, c.1992 CE in
Levy S, p.108]] to be wanting as they was not fully able to explain
why in biology both emergence and entropy work together to
produce construction, destruction and regrowth. Other areas of
science e.g. cosmology's 'Big Bang Theory', ‘Schiffler’s Horns’,
were at a loss to move on and falsify their bad models which were
so-often re-adjusted as to make them unrecoverable [Popper K,
1963, 'Conjectures and Refutations'] as rational conjectures that
predicted rational falsifiable results. e.g. 'Big Bang Theory.'
The answer was, however that Langton and the Chaos School were
right and, the Linear Reductionists that were also supplying the
20th Century, scientific paradigm with allegations of meaning, were
Investigations into co-operative self-organising constructs using
Darwinistic principles enabled sophisticated artificial-life worlds to
become published at the Santa Fe Institute.
[e.g. social modelling that ‘extends from the origins of human
cultural behaviour to state-level societies … this approach to the
evolution of culture may focus on the study of the emergence of
collective behaviour from independent agents whose actions are
based on evolving individual schemata, leading to the evolution of
social structures.’ [Murray Gel-Mann’s prehistoric culture project.]
Models of Complexity in the 'natural' universe were starting to pay
dividends at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico as early as 1991.
• Modelling of Biological Adaptation with the ECHO model,
[Forrest and Jones, Santa Fe Institute] modelling biological and
• The Swarm Model, Langton, [SFI]. Swarm is designed for
capturing the interactions among a large number of independent
agents. The environment is in part determined by the agents,
and therefore is modified as a result of their interactions. Swarm
is being designed for modelling applications as diverse as
ecology, economics, and the evolution of human cultural
• Epstein and Axtell [Brookings Institution] have developed
Artificial Social Life (ASL). ‘we have also grown entire little
proto-histories of society, in which cultural groups – reds and
blues – emerge from a primordial ‘soup’, and migrate to
separate sugar peaks. The basic ecological principle of carrying
capacity – that a given resource base cannot support an
indefinite number of agents – is immediately evident.
When the populations grow, they force a diffusion back down into
the lowland between the sugar mountains, where combat, and
cultural assimilation (modelled as tag flipping) perpetually unfold.’
‘If seasons are introduced, migrators and hibernators emerge.’ [SFI
Bulletin, Fall. 1993 vol8, no.2]
An anthropomorphic ‘linguistic intake model’ for man based on
the bio-morphology of physical feeding attributes and behaviour,
represents the acquisition of data in man at the level of
sophistication that Wolfgang Köhler foresaw in the innate bio-
magnetism of man’s life and environment.
Beyond Köhler’s model however, the ‘linguistic intake model’ is
driven by the necessary biological and continuous observation of
and response to, physical change within self and environment.
This is perceived by the individual as changes in linguistic
representations of the object transactions within society and the
In terms of the Köhler analogy, the individual is interacting with an
invisible meta-layer of intellectual ‘biomass’.
In man, ‘jaw’ is indicative of social elocution and efficiency, where
the male may consume by dictate any social obstacle to release its
energy using a process and feeding behaviour called ‘language’.
The human male, its jaw, and the phenotypic structural and
ergonomic efficiency of this male attribute (usually indicative of
strength to greater or lesser degrees - the more square the more
rigid etc) creates a square or cubical effect in the male.
In the female, the reverse is true, where inefficiency and non-
contradiction are required, the most able nesting partner tends to
have a morphologically slimmer and rounded head or triangular jaw
so as not to provoke acts of attention and linguistic feeding from
any social process.
The implied phenotypic efficiency in either sex may diminish with
age and with biological integrity (i.e. decrepitude.).
INTEGRITY OF BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND INTELLECT.
With the physical approach to person-centered modelling that took
the view: (person (P) - damage (D) at time1 .. time2) the systematic
and bio-physical approach to behaviour came with a social penalty.
Bertalanffy responds to the inane social implications within this
model of the biological robot.
In 'General System Theory in Psychology and Psychiatry', p.218-
219, he quotes (Murray, 1962, pp. 36-54,) stating the case for the
'Man is a computer, an animal, or an infant. His destiny is
completely determined by genes, instincts, accidents, early
conditionings and re-inforcements, cultural and social forces. Love
is a secondary drive based on hunger and oral sensations or a
reaction formation to an innate underlying hate. In the majority of
our personological formulations there are no provisions for
creativity, no admitted margins of freedom for voluntary decisions,
no fitting recognitions of the power of ideals, no bases for selfless
actions, no ground at all for any hope that the human race can save
itself from the fatality that now confronts it.'
Bertalanffy p.218 criticises the idiom .. 'the tenets of robot
psychology, ... the concept of man as a robot was both an
expression of and a powerful motive force in industrialised mass
society. It was the basis for behavioural engineering in commercial,
economic, political and other advertising and propaganda; the
expanding economy of the 'affluent society' could not subsist
without such manipulation. Only by manipulating humans ever
more into Skinnerian rats, robots, buying automata,
homeostatically adjusted conformers and opportunists (or, bluntly
speaking, into morons and zombies) can this great society follow
its progress toward ever increasing gross national product.'
Bertalanffy then illustrates the human problems that arise out of an
affluent society experiencing satiety. ... 'Precisely under the
conditions of reduction of tensions and gratification of biological
needs, novel forms of mental disorder appeared as existential
neurosis, malignant boredom, and retirement neurosis (Alexander,
1960), i.e. forms of mental dysfunction originating not from
repressed drives, from unfulfilled needs, or from stress but from
the meaninglessness of life.'. Bertalanffy required a more flexible
model for the human psyche than the rigidity of the robotic model,
believing that an 'active personality system' was 'a more adequate
conceptual framework for normal and pathological psychology.'
Ludwig von Bertalanffy, pub. 1971, Penguin, 'General System
Bertalanffy in 1971, in his bibliography indicates a massive body of
social and scientific research dedicated to general system theories.
It was not until the advent of massive computation two decades
later at the Santa Fe Institute c.1990, that true perspectives into
'vertical scales' of computational modelling and complexity were to
Later developments in massive computational modelling of self-
regulating neural nets simply re-inforced the behaviourist approach
to roboticism, developing a homeostatic and flexible system that
was never-the-less programmable and robotic.
Such systems were never autocratic, as they were domain and
often task specific because they operated with reference to the
world of their immediate context, its labels and the arbitrary.
e.g. [from: Coveney P and Highfield R, 'Frontiers of Complexity - the
search for order in a chaotic world', pub. 1995, Faber and Faber,
ISBN 0-571-16991-0]. 'Kohonen's self-organising neural network
differs from the multilayer perceptron and Hopfield nets because it
is a single layered, two-dimensional collection of neurons; each
input neuron is completely connected to the neurons in this layer.
When taught a task, such as converting speech into text, it
automatically generates a feature map within the network. (p.307-
309). '... The kind of localisation of function seen in real brains
emerges naturally in this model.'.
'Grossberg S and Carpenter G developed adaptive resonance
theory (ART), (p.141 refers) .. using the Kohonen nets. They are
called adaptive nets because they are based on certain biological
models of behaviour and cognition. ' ... a small oscillation of the
same frequency as the natural vibrations of a mechanical or
electrical system can set the system oscillating with a large
amplitude - with shattering results, as when an opera singer hits
the resonant frequency of a glass. Similarly, information that
propagates through an ART network oscillates between the neural
layers; during this resonant period, adaptive learning occurs.'
Bertalanffy though had demonstrated the flaws and ills in the
reductionist scientific paradigm that would serve to constrict and
restrain organic vision into the insensitive domains of tool-
enhanced reality where other metaphysical realities may encroach
through disassociation from the organic in a mechanistic
explanation of reality. ( The process of de-anthropomorphization
-Von Bertalanffy, 1937, 1953b).
'Physics necessarily starts with the sensory experience of the eye,
the ear, the thermal sense, etc., and thus builds up fields like
optics, acoustics, theory of heat, which correspond to the realms of
sensory experience. Soon, however, these fields fuse into such that
do not have any more relation to the 'visualizable' or 'intuitable':
optics and electricity fuse into electromagnetic theory, mechanics
and theory of heat into statistical thermodynamics, etc. This
evolution is connected with the invention of artificial sense-organs
and the replacement of the human observer by the recording
instrument. Physics, though starting with everyday experience,
soon transgresses it by expanding the universe of experience
through artificial sense organs. Thus, for example, instead of
seeing only visible light with a wave length between 380 and 760
millimicra, the whole range of electromagnetic radiation, from
shortest gamma rays up to radio waves of some kilometres in
length, is disclosed. .. with a mechanistic view, we .. enter another
[Bertalanffy, GST, 1971, p.255.]
For Humanity, enduring stress and suffering aids the process of
social cohesion in promoting; unity, self awareness, social
symmetry and sensitivity (e.g. do unto others as you would have
them do unto you), and ecumenical tolerance.
The machine however, operating at greater scales and levels of
physical tolerance within e.g. a biological environment, has no such
problems with the psychology of systemic stress i.e. pain and
To a certain extent, there may be 'social co-operation' within
equivalent physical systems (species) at all levels of a physical
magnitude, but not between all levels of magnitude. (predation)
THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Human Souls, from wherever or whatever perfect Universe they
come from and relate to come to this Universe and form large soul
clusters. In our case, the physical impact of our synthesis
produces; desirable and persistent objects and artefacts and
They may not always choose to co-operate with their inherited
In the material Universe, souls are performing the distillation of
information processing systems into a cognitive core capable of
autocratic self-regulation. e.g. [Roman Law, Justinian c.500 CE]
The intellectual chemistry of soul affiliations and memory retention
of previous social interactions, makes possible the evolution of
structure, nurture or destruction much in the same way that
compatible or incompatible chemicals have the potential for
If souls are the chemistry, then it is God that is the first cause of
our grateful Architecture and of our gardens and 'many mansions'
of abundant Aether.
Groups of soul molecules are thus being formed or are forming into
artefacts by another perspective. We cannot see it, but teleology
gives us a model.
Individual souls may thus mediate between polar opposites and by
acquired and innate skills, to utilise the results of the many
transactions, and much in the same way that a planet. e.g. Earth,
has a specific and biased periodic table. The chemistry of group
souls is such that many transactions and ideological artefacts
would not be Universally congruent.
Souls may form and operate; monotonic, dualistic, simplex or
complex associations and relationships.
The organic/biological idioms have their own 'ideas' that produce
classes of artefact. These progress into more specialised tools.
An organism or artefact results from a slowed and differentiated
and considered discharge and direction of energy between two
systems. E.g. self and the world, or self and self.
The effectiveness of energy release of the object's structure and
mechanics contributes efficiency to the end result.. Intellectual
feeding contributes to the greater self-regulating umbrella of the
whole in Man's Society.
The colours and linguistics and form of such records, record
qualitative states of excitement and values that can be attributed to
each of the processes commonly viewed and agreed within the
Certain social objects may be imbued with representative attributes
and issues, and imbued with either; historic, contemporary or
projected issues within the group.
These may for example be represented with stable morphology,
unstable morphology, positive colouring or negative colouring that
may or may not reflect group issues and policies.
In soul group emergence where new souls intercede from
elsewhere, their conformity to social resting norms within degrees
of transference between and amongst the social aggregates can be
measured by the velocity of the transference gradient.
This level or sharp transfer of personal issues may be embodied as
distortions in socially created artefacts.
If the innate scaling differences in these beings brought with them
from operating previously different forms and social constructs are
too high in relation to the agreed social norm, they will cause social
Linguistic and cultural distortion in; artefacts, beings, and social
behaviour may be detectable as depictions of; process breakage or
overload or overstatement amongst the cultural, social, or peer
group norms, that have been previously agreed.
If the social structures set up by society to facilitate this new shift
in attitude are adhered to, and the output of this new body of
contradictory soul assets are amenable and agreeable to society
such that the perceived distortion in the original cultural assets are
removed, then this new incumbent, or set of, is an asset to this
social group of souls and their 'a priori' agreements.
An evaluation of a combination of the deviants; social, physical and
intellectual tools combined with their social product as material
objects would determine the performance and value of a being to
society and its agreements.
Questions arise as to whether the output is; context orientated,
appreciative, respectful, etc, however at a chemical level of
analogy, these 'qualities' are relative judgements. The deviants'
facilitative contributions of input (chemically speaking) are
perceived in objectivism as 'transitional elements and materials'
created and relative to the 'a priori' ontological modelling of our
social organism. The 'a priori' social organism and equilibrium is
comprised of artificial self-regulating agreements between existing
elements of being.
Souls preferring different ratios of high to low [sharpening/levelling
and transference] whose life experience originates in new and
different cosmic aggregates and intrusions and inclusions will
interact with the previously established social equilibrium.
These interactions will have higher than normative transference
velocities creating new fusions within existing materials or new
products and fusions from within existing materials.
Senses and perceptions and their effects good and bad on the
nature of being have been discussed and returned to for millennia
in the great traditions of humanity.
The modern case for objectivist perception is still being re-iterated
today in the era of massive computation, but had clarity in the 18th
Isaac Newton in Opticks, 1704, ' ... The ... light and rays which
appear red, or, rather, make objects appear so I call rubrific or red-
making; those which make objects appear yellow, green, blue, and
violet, I call yellow-making, green-making, violet-making, and so of
the rest. And, if at any time I speak of light and rays as coloured or
endued with colours, I would be understood to speak not
philosophically and properly, but grossly, and according to such
conceptions as ... people in seeing all these experiments would be
apt to frame. For the rays, to speak properly, are not coloured. In
them there is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to
stir up a sensation of this or that colour. For as sound in a bell, or
musical string, or other sounding body, is nothing but a trembling
motion, and in the air nothing but that motion propagated from the
object, and in the sensorium it is a sense of that motion under the
form of sound; so colours in the object are nothing but a
disposition to reflect this or that sort of rays more copiously than
the rest. In the rays they are nothing but their dispositions to
propagate this or that motion into the sensorium, and in the
sensorium they are the sensations of those motions under the form
[Newton I, 'Opticks': 1704, in Flew A, p.89, 'An Introduction to
Western Philosophy', rev. pub. 1989, Thames and Hudson, ISBN 0-
The requirement to identify an object in flux with which to reflect on
as a noun has been stated by Plotinus c.600 BCE and Descartes in
rule 11 of 'rules for the direction of mind'. From the former: 'By
reflecting on the mutual dependence of two propositions, we
acquire the habit of distinguishing at a glance what is more or less
relative, and what the steps are by which a relative fact is related to
Having defined a basic 'natural' transaction model in [A] as; some A
to some B through some common C, with the intercession of some
D, we are faced with the values of the sense receptors, our material
capacities etc to record or retain or peruse the materials and
qualities that have interested us.
Descartes in rule 12 of 'rules for the direction of the mind' with
additional editorial by Hennessey 2004, : - 'we ought to employ all
the aids of understanding, imagination, sense and memory, first for
the purpose of having a distinct intuition of simple propositions;
partly also in order to compare the (qualitative assessment of)
propositions (e.g. transaction observed at time1) to be proved with
those we know already (from artefacts and information stored), so
that we may be able to recognise their truth; partly also in order to
discover the truths, (of the relativity and use of this interesting
process), which should be compared with each other so that
nothing may be left lacking on which human industry may exercise
Descartes, however, didn't schedule the interruptions of natural
chaos into his system of rules. The finalism, however, was there.
Rule 5, 'method consists entirely in the order and disposition of the
objects towards which our mental vision must be directed if we
would find out any truth. We shall (attempt to) comply with it
exactly if we reduce involved and obscure propositions step by
step to those that are simpler, and then starting with the intuitive
apprehension of all those that are absolutely simple, attempt to
ascend to the knowledge of all others by precisely similar steps.'
As such human social systems based within complex biology
assemble through the production of regulatory synthesis and
structure, the tools of emergent behavioural activity, the intellectual
output require a common medium of constructs - an operating
system of language upon which to base mutual reaction and
interaction and facilitation.
The processes and motions and transactions observed within the
commonality and equivalence of a scale of energy-complexity by an
organisation can be recorded as objects, artefacts and information.
The more sophisticated the investment in social growth, facilitation
and regulatory evolution, the more 'objects and information' that
would be produced in proportion.
[e.g. also Descartes; rule15, rule16.]
Social interaction, then, can be measured in terms of an objectivist
and empirical approach to both individual production and
individual production in relation to the social necessity.
If the output is to be adjudged healthy, then it must only be
sufficient that it appeals to a broader than local, or, regional
category of output that is normative. The output would use the
attributes of local materials, their transference velocities and
complexities and previous transference records to represent a new
ordering of knowledge.
SOCIAL DYSFUNCTION IN NEW INCORPORATIONS OF BEING
In certain forms of autism and in the case quoted by Edelman,
visual data is completely unrecognised in its raw state of swirling,
continuous, fluidic forms of colour.
The mind to certain degrees does not build meaning maps and
associations from visual data - relying more upon the catalogue of
sounds and their re-inforced associations. [Edelman G, 'Bright Air,
Brilliant Fire - on the matter of mind', pub. 1992, Penguin, ISBN 0-
The repeated imposition of sensory data upon the biological
template creates meaning and association for the parameters of
reality and the boundaries of our personal relativity, our comfort