Initially I was going to set it where the broadest (pluralistic ontologies] would be largest, with emergence in the middle of the picture as the smallestBut for me, the notion of constructing a pluralistic ontology starts with at noticing patterns of processes and noting their properties and objectifying them and so I wanted to give emergence its proper due.

Thank you Don for noticing that! I was greatly inspired by George Ellis’ work on top-down/bottom-up/middle-out
Initially I was going to set it where the broadest (pluralistic ontologies] would be largest, with emergence in the middle of the picture as the smallest
But for me, the notion of constructing a pluralistic ontology starts with at noticing patterns of processes and noting their properties and objectifying them and so I wanted to give emergence its proper due.
Oh I was thinking that emergence comes from the chaos and complexity, with emergence as the first organizing principles – leading up through reasoning to the situation we have on this planet, which is a multiplicity of pluralistic ontologies across all domains of knowledge, with many incompatible parts and yet which function within their own domains quite well.
But likewise, reaching a point of attempting to reconcile multiple ontologies into hybrid concepts or looking for universal laws or rules across knowledge bases or human experiences, and you can end up noticing NEW processes you didn’t notice before; bridging pluralistic ontology to emergence to processes

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


+ eight = 12

Leave a Reply