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Beyond Method: engaging opposition in psycho-social organization (Part #10)

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The material forming the basis of this experiment (and used to construct Annex 2) was originally presented in a document entitled: Patterns of N-foldness; comparison of integrated multiset concept schemes as forms of presentation (14). The annexes, containing the conceptual schemes derived according to this 'method', formed the bulk of the document, and were as follows:

Annex 0: UNU/GPID Project: It is appropriate to employ the same presentation method to the GPID concept scheme as It is now emerging.

Annex 1: Geometry of Meaning: This Is a modern effort to order a complex pattern of information on change and development In the light of physical concepts of dimensionality and control.

Annex 2: Book of Changes: This is the 3000-year old Chinese I Ching which is conceived as encoding the complex pattern of changes in physical and social phenomena. It has been of considerable Interest to Leibniz (philosopher), Jung I psycho- analyst) and western mathematicians, and its poetic expression has proved highly acceptable to a segment of western society.

Annex 3: Catastrophe theory: This is a now controversial way of thinking about change in all kinds of phenomena In the light of the mathematics of differential topology.

Annex 4: Tibetan Buddhism: This is a highly structured traditional scheme of concepts sets which, because of both illiteracy and the absence of paper, uses powerful imagery to facilitate memorability and communicability

Annex 5: Genetic code: This recent fundamental breakthrough in the biological sciences groups a number of concept sets in a highly integrated pattern.

Annex 6: Chinese Communist terminology: This is included because it illustrates the importance in one non-western political systems of concept sets governed by number.

Annex 7: Tonal patterns of Rg Veda chanted poetry: The Rg Veda is, in terms of survival over 4000 years, the most successful active communication vehicle. The concept scheme interlinks many concept sets in a very powerful way.

Annex 8: Movement and dance notation: This concept scheme is one of the most widely accepted frameworks of understanding of dance Is ordered.

Annex 9: Chinese art of war: This traditional scheme Is even row considered basic to ordering perceptions of strategy and tactics

Annex 10. Art of colour: Artists achieve certain visual effects by selecting Intuitively amongst a range governed by a perception-oriented concept scheme distinct from the colour preoccupations of physicists and chemists.

Annex 11: Islamic cosmological doctrine: As In the case of Tibetan Buddhism, this concept scheme has been of special significance to Islamic culture for an extended period.

Annex 12: Language and transformational-generative grammars: Language itself should be rich in concept schemes which are themselves a form of language. This annex, unlike the others, considers aspects of current thinking which have rendered superficial the traditional concept sets in this area.

Annex 13: Thermodynamics: This fundamental discipline is concerned with the description of change In physical processes. It has been applied by analogy to social processes. Its pattern of concepts is very well integrated. Unlike the other concept schemes, the concept sets are not explicitly set out. An attempt is made in this annex to show how they might emerge for comparison with other schemes.

Annex 14: Periodic classification of chemical elements: This fundamental scheme is included because of the comprehensibility of the pattern goverrning the complexity of the information ordered.

Annex 15: Systematics: This modern scheme, formulated by a philosopher, is included because of the variety of phenomena it encompasses and the leads It offers to understanding number-governed patterning complexity.

Annex 16: Periodic coordinate system: This ambitious modern scheme is included because it purports to order patterns of interaction in a variety of complex systems.

Annex 17: Synergetics: geometry of thinking: This highly original and well-integrated scheme is included because of the multiplicity of concept sets it includes and the leads it provides as to how transformations between them may be accomplished.

Annex 18: Polygons and polyhedra: This annex indicates the sets of polygons and polyhedra. It is significant in the light of the previous annex as indicating how set elements can be interrelated in an integrated whole.

Annex 19: Topological features of polyhedra: Again, in the light of Annex 17, the number-governed sets. associated with this material offer useful indications as to how such sets are interrelated In patterns.

Annex 20: Chladni patterns: This is included as a systematic study of the range of patterns arising form the vibration of a surface area. It Is significant in that it indicates how a zone Is "broken up" into sub-zones.

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