Insideness and Outsideness Revolution

I have been playing with the concept of insideness and outsideness for a couple of posts now and I am realizing I have my concept of insideness and outsideness backwards.  I realized the individual’s or system’s existential or operational layer is always to the outside and the number of layers or complexity of an individual or system is reflected as increased depth.

So, not only will I be presenting hexads, I will be presenting them with new insight into insideness and outsideness.  That insight is that the boundary that separates insideness from outsideness separates one system from another.  Here is what Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs properly looks like:

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Here is what Moffett’s Universe of Discourse properly looks like:

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Therefore, the following diagram is right and is always right in representing complete communication.

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And regular daily interaction between systems probably looks something like this:

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So, there you have it.  For insideness and outsideness to exist, a System A requires a System B.  The following pattern is also possible:

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One Response to “Insideness and Outsideness Revolution”

  1. SOTVpresents Says:

    What an interesting and insightful way to represent Maslow’s hierarchy, with our basic needs in the middle, our internally motivated needs at the center, and our externally motivated needs at the outer part of the diagram.


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