I’m liking ontological stratification. There’s a lot of mistakes possible in the “real” part, as that’s the realm of unconfirmed hypothesis and stuff that can’t be tested empirically easily such as complex systems, so it has a bit of a shell game feeling to it. It allows you to say “society is real”, “money is real” because, look around and it sure seems to be real and has rules and mechanisms and stuff, even if it all can’t be perfectly pinned down atomically. It’s a slime-mold-like ‘thing’. The economy. Politics. Race. Gender Social things fit nicely in there.

I’m liking ontological stratification. There’s a lot of mistakes possible in the “real” part, as that’s the realm of unconfirmed hypothesis and stuff that can’t be tested empirically easily such as complex systems, so it has a bit of a shell game feeling to it. It allows you to say “society is real”, “money is real” because, look around and it sure seems to be real and has rules and mechanisms and stuff, even if it all can’t be perfectly pinned down atomically. It’s a slime-mold-like ‘thing’. The economy. Politics. Race. Gender Social things fit nicely in there.

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