I stumbled my way through all of this. I never heard anything about it except when I found around here and there.
I have a bad habit of trying to reason my own way through things instead being direct, and an otherwise simple connection can be a breakthrough for me
I saw one line in a text: “a concept is a theory of a category”
I’d just learned about Theory Theory
And my brain was reeling and trying to consider the implications if perhaps there was something fundamental here that was applicable to how people learn language and categorize.
It took me on a crazy journey, a lot of it I documented on Facebook while I was doing it.
I guess I basically do things in a forensic manner.
When it was done, I understood a journey of scale going from ontological pluralism and how it relates to medieval particulars and what haeccity is, tying to emergence with a number of mathematical structures inbeteeen.
It was fun. Period of a few months probably. Not sure
Peter Cook and yes there was category theory galore there. I couldn’t have done a lot of it without that one website
But it was when it hit me like a brick wall that the limitation of all of this is that it’s a monistic system (is that the word it’s been a while ).
That is, “everything is sets”. That kind of thing.
So I had to wrestle with which philosophical stance works for me.
I think I’m still om the same project – I forget – I go back and forth.