I had a very interesting discussion regarding Aristotlean Drama, Linear Programming and Transactional Analysis today and it lead me to reevaluate my own thoughts on these concepts.
First I reevaluated my thoughts on States:
Aristotlean Drama is simple because it only involves the state of one character following a linear path.
However, when you begin to think about the outcomes for two characters the dynamic becomes tabular which brings us to game theory and the famous prisoner’s dilemma and game theory payoff matrixes:
However, it immediately becomes apparent that the Prisoner’s Dilemma does not account for all of the States.
Here we have the States of Transactional Analysis, however this state model is not complete either.
Even with a pentad the States are incomplete. This is where my epiphany came in. There has to be a begin state and an end state.
Now with a heptad, we have all seven States and a complete tabular model.
However, we are learning tabular models are not adequate. We are learning network models are necessary. And network models require an alternate portrayal.
Here we have a network presentation of the seven States. And each of these States have seven states of their own. There is no magic here. The correlation to the week I do not think is coincidental, but cultural, however I do not think that astronomical phenomena have any causation.