Perfect This public “note to self” is a reminder to future me (for when I get around to it) that I will probably function best if I start with listing an output of a series of:
1 Every _ is a _
2 Every _ is a _
3 Every _ is a _
until I’ve exhausted all of the parts of the systems I’m thinking of.
Then, once that list is in place, go back and try to break it and/or justify it by building with it, testing as I go.
It’s a fiction I’m building with but I’m hoping some value will come of it.
Yes, that is my goal. It is broadness – maximal coverage – and I am depending on finding areas of inconsistency after I have exhausted my interest in enumerating as they will be my pointers for areas I need to change my approach about.
At that point, I will know how I will have to change “every … is a ….” and into what. I may even have to abandon it. But without starting, there is no progress.
Typically perhaps but I don’t think so in my situation. I’m also ok with being incorrect about that.
Rather, I see it as making a list of assertions.
“This is synonymous with that.”
You did so yourself just there.
This methodology is synonymous with anti-logic which is synonymous with anti-realism which is synonymous with magic.
Interestingly, what I am doing is also what you did there: using rooms as an meta analogy for many things.
My focus what I’m referring to as a “mixing area” or vestibule. It usually sits in-between an interior of a building and the outside of a building.
So, starting in the vestibule, your vestibule is high security.
My vestibule has paper thin walls – that is, the doors are unlocked and easy to pass through as if my space does not exist, such as an awning in front of a doorway.
Thank you and yes, I am.
was discovering a pattern I think may be broadly applicable (that of a mixing area that is in-between two different spaces).
That took me eight years. It was staring me in the face all that time but I couldn’t see it.
It’s only when I tried to figure out “why do box and line diagrams work so well?” and realized it is rooms connected to rooms through mixing areas (associations, the lines) that I had a basic schema.
Gathering synonyms broadly without culling yet. (You don’t cull while brainstorming)
Find furthest synonyms.
Justify their inclusion. If they need to be culled, figure out what is missing in your system as to why they do not fit.
Mark boundaries of system. Abandon if impractical.
The sentence has unspoken parts then.
Every tiger is [a member of the class known as animals and is an example of] an animal.
If the walls are an outline and the outline defines an object, an object can be considered a room and a door the means of communicating with the object, whether by seeing the object or holding the object or keeping it as a mental image, whatever a mental image may be.
(Connecting doors communicate between rooms).