Multi-perspectualism: Overlooking and Overlooked [Tom Mandel, ISSS 1998
Paper Session, July 20/98]
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1998 conference. Gaps and errors have likely occurred. For more accurate
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(firstname.lastname@example.org).[Paper session, July 20/98, 4:10 p.m.]
Idea to create primer, got a note from Linstone on T, O and P perspectives.
Then got a paper for Zhichang Zhu
Didn't use the approach, initially.
Same idea, coming from a different part of the world.
Li means essence.
Wu Li, matter
Shi Li relation
Ren Li, personal
Bela Banathy came up with the term: LENS
Talk to systematics people:
Trying to create a zoom lens to see far and close.
Came from Zen Buddhism which doesn't like dualism -- a bad thing.
John Bennett thinks systems can be from a numbers view.
Monad has a universal attribute.
Two has complementary attribute.
Three has relation
Four has action
(There's five, six, seven, eight ...)
Complementary also means contrast (which is what science does).
All of these views are valid, and none are wrong.
Then the problems in the world are all different perspectives, and it's
not that some are wrong and some are right.
It all depends on how you look at it!
A dot in space is location.
A second point creates an emergent property, distance -- not predicted
A third point creates area -- not predicted by distance.
A forth point creates volume -- not predicted by area.
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