Structured Thinking System: Entities R0.2

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Just when I thought I was in a comfort zone I had an interesting discussion with Bob Dobbs, former archivist for Marshall McLuhan. Bob challenged some of my perspectives and in responding it became apparent to me that I could still abstract the Structured Thinking Framework further.

Here is the Hats and Coats Framework:

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  1. REVISE: Create. Conceptualize. Capability.
  2. RELATE: Associate. Contextualize. Portability.
  3. REPORT: Attribute. Logicalize. Reliability.
  4. RECORD: Constrain. Physicalize. Profitability.
  5. REPOSE: Entrust. Localize. Accessibility.
  6. REFER: Coincide. Synchronize. Availability.
  1. CAUSE: Motive. Conscience. Moral Law.
  2. OBSERVER: Person. Governance. Command.
  3. ENERGY: Method. Profession. Discipline.
  4. MATTER: Object. Education. Training.
  5. SPACE: Locale. Residence. Terrain.
  6. TIME: Moment. Existence. Climate.

And here is the new release of the Structured Thinking System entities:

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I like this because it drops all references to computer systems and object oriented languages. The system is considerably more generic.

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Fundamental Freedoms

I’ve been working on understanding where the attributes and constraints are taking me and I today was thinking about motives.

Reality: Freedom of Conscience. Congregation. Conviction. Religion.
Unity: Freedom of Government. Assembly. Election. Candidacy. Vote.
Quality: Freedom of Profession. Incorporation. Commerce. Production. Trade. Service.
Quantity: Freedom of Education. Association. Communication. Speech. Information. Media.
Safety: Freedom of Residence. Family. Posession. Property. Privacy. Mobility.
Remedy: Freedom of Existence. Life. Liberty. Pursuit of Happiness.

For every state a Structured Thinking System entity has, one of these six motives in effect.

Structured Thinking System: Attributes and Constraints

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Sir Francis Bacon

One of my regular readers has asked me to put Lao-Tzu aside and tighten up my language. Since he is a Director of Emergency Management for a metropolitian area, I can understand his requirement for clarity and brevity. So I will put away my gong and see what I can do regarding what he says. He also asked me if I intend to use this concept and I want to make it clear that I will be the first to use it and I will use it until it works smoothly before putting anyone else at risk.

Another question that has come up is my continual tinkering with the terminology. I am doing so because the semantics are crucial to understanding this concept. I have found so far that wrestling with the terms reveals new layers of the concept I hadn’t seen before. For example, I have to distinguish between induction and deduction using a consistent terminology. This is not always obvious at first and requires several interations of refinement. I also wish to create a set of terms that are easy to remember. For example, I have been attempting to find a six letter word that starts with “RE” and means “trust”. Quite accidentally I came upon the term “REPOSE” and will be incorporating it into the vocabulary.

Anyone who has been following the full thread of this blog has probably discovered one of the underlying conclusions I have reached regarding the variety of Hexads I have created and explored. That conclusion is that the Six Hats, Six Coats Framework is a Cartesian Square. I also believe that the Structured Thinking System Entities are a Cartesian square. And now I am faced with the challenge of using the verb REPORT to create the attributes for the thirty-six Structured Thinking System entities.

Here is the latest version of the Structured Thinking System Entities:

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I have already concluded the REPORT verb works with only six attributes:

  1. Motive
  2. Person
  3. Method
  4. Object
  5. Locale
  6. Moment

The RECORD verb is constrained to only six values per attribute:

  1. Motive: Reality, Unity, Quality, Quantity, Safety, Remedy
  2. Person: Creator, Leader, Master, Novice, Guide, Contact
  3. Method: Revise, Relate, Report, Record, Repose, Replace
  4. Object: Motive, Person, Method, Object, Locale, Moment
  5. Locale: Universal, Global, Official, Collegial, Habitual, Physical
  6. Moment: Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, Second

One of each of these attribute values are captured by the RECORD verb to define a Structured Thinking System entity’s state. The Structured Thinking System relationships define which of the states can be assigned according to the hierarchy.

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