From: Marc Geddes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 22 2004 - 00:56:21 MDT
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I've come with yet another philosophical schemata of
My 'fundamental formula' of reality:
* Universal Cognition x Personal Cognition = Qualia
Let me try to explain it. I think that there are 3
major 'meta-functions' which pervade reality. These I
(1) The possibility function (POSF)
(2) The progression function (PROF)
(3) The grounding function (GROF)
I also think that everything that sentient minds do
can be classified into 4 major kinds of 'output'
(1) Prediction qualia (PQ)
(2) Explanation qualia (EQ)
(3) Value (goal) qualia (VQ)
(4) Freedom (action) qualia (FQ)
Let's return to my 'fundamental theorem of reality'
*Universal Cognition x Personal Cognition = Qualia
The 'Qualia' term refers to the 4 major output qualia
The 'Universal Cognition' term refers to the
'Possibility' function of reality (POSF).
The 'x' (multiplication or 'Transform' sign) term
refers to the 'Progresson' function of reality (PROF).
This can be thought of as a sort of 'mapping' or
'bridge' between 'Universal Cognition' and 'Personal
The 'Personal Cognition' term refers to the
'Grounding' function of reality (GROF)
I will now fill in the 4*4 matrix with the 12 words
that I think fully describe how a sentient mind works.
*Ouput Qualia = Prediction
Possibility function = Multiverse
Progression function = Computation
Grounding function = Sense of Time Flow
Multiverse x (Computation) Sense of Time Flow =
*Output Qualia = Explanation
Possibility function = Probability scape
Progression function = Induction
Grounding function = Godelian Self-Reflection
Probability scape x (Induction) Godel Self-Reflection
*Output Qualia = Value
Possibility function = Complexity
Progression function = Life
Grounding function = Self-Improvement
Complexity x (Life) Self-Improvement
*Output Qualia = Freedom
Possibility function = Free Market
Progression function = Person-hood
Grounding function = Volition
Free Market x (Person-hood) Volition
Or to sum up the whole grid:
Universal Cognition/'x'/Personal Cognition/=Qualia
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