addenda: Tables of basic concepts

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Basic concepts in philosophy

 
Aristotle, categories and causes

 

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Categories, or expressions, which are not composite in any respect, indicate:
the essential
1 substance, composed of form and matter
the distinguishing features
2 quantity
3 quality
4 relation
5 place
6 time
7 position
8 state
9 action
10 affection
 
Causes:
A material (causa materialis), the basic stuff out of which the thing is made
B formal (causa formalis), pattern or essence of the assembled materials
C efficient (causa efficiens), the agent or force responsible for production
D final (causa finalis), the end or purpose for which it exists.

 

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Immanuel Kant, table of categories

central concepts which the intellect a priori contains:
 

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1 Of Quantity
Unity
Plurality
Totality

 
2 Of Quality
Reality
Negation
Limitation

 
3 Of Relation
Inherence and Subsistence (substance-and-accident)
Causality
and Dependence (cause-and-effect)
Community (reciprocity)
 
4 Of Modality
Possibility - Impossibility
Existence
- Nonexistence
Necessity
- Contingency
 

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Immanuel Kant, table of the judgments

The logical function of the intellect in judgments:
 

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1 quantity of the judgments
General
Particular
Singular
 
2 quality
Affirm
Negate
Infinite
 
3 relation
Categorical
Hypothetical
Disjunctive
 
4 modality
Problematic
Assertoric
Apodictic
 

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Alfred North Whitehead, contrasts or oppositions

In his philosophy of organism he differentiates between three groups of processes: actual occasion, nexus (consisting of actual occasions) and society (consisting of nexs).
About contrasts he says: 'In our cosmological construction we are, therefore, left with the final opposites:
 

  [ source ] joy and sorrow
good and evil
disjunction and conjunction - that is to say, the many in one -
flux and permanence
greatness and triviality
freedom and necessity
God and the World
 
In this list, the pairs of opposites are in experience with a certain ultimate directness of intuition,
except in the case of the last pair. God and the World introduce the note of interpretation.'
 

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Robert M. Pirsig, Aspects of quality

Enumeration of separate aspects of Quality in thought and statement (in his novel 'Lila; An Inquiry into Morals', 1991, he develops his Metaphysics of Quality with the use of the counterparts: static v. dynamic)
 

[ source ] unity, vividness, authority, economy, sensitivity, clarity, emphasis, flow, suspence, brilliance, precision, proportion, depth, and so on.
 

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The basic elements of processes and their relations

The structure of processen is based on the notions:

unity,
polarity or symmetry,
triple (wave)motion,
the four aspects intrinsic space and time and environment space and time.
 
It comprises 6 pairs of general potentialities, utilised as phases, methods and functions:
 
initiate
reference
knowledge
private
overview
working
interaction
negation
extension
planning
acceptation
resignation
 
impulsive
tenacious
varying
holding fast
testing
efficient
inviting
intense
exploring limits
setting limits
affirming limits
dissolving limits
 
activate
attention
relate
stability
self-control
synthesize
attract
remove
interpret
consistency
renew
integrate
 
In my descriptions of the potentialities the contrasts of A.N. Whitehead can be recognised. The descriptions are not absolute but relative, the individual capacity of processes lies in the relations between the potentialities.

The network of relations, consists of

- the one universal relation, 1 being part of
- 4 structural relations: 1 patterns,
2 undulatory motion,
3 counterparts,
4 resemblance.
- 7 functional relations: 1 joined,
2 contrasted,
3 dimensioning,
4 dialectic,
5 specialising,
6 bridging,
7 confrontational.
- 2 relations of movement:
 
 
1 speed,
2 direction.
 
Link to
ZIGZAGZINE 29, a complex network 2, the basic elements of processes and their relations,
ZIGZAGZINE 36, The universal organism: Development of the world of spacetime & quanta.