Monism, Dualism … Trialism?

I jest, since the point of the triad representation is about their integration, not their separation and ultimately any ontology is an arbitrary choice of which “objects” to represent your world view, with everything hanging on what you want to say about their relationships.

Interested to see today

The image being from Penrose “Road to Reality” (and a good thread discussing earlier origins).

A couple of years ago I posted this triad (relating Foucault to my own take on Pirsig):

I see Jessica Flack’s take mapping onto this version. That is raw “Data” is the objectively physical world out there,”Natural Language” is the subjectively human expression of our experience of it and “Mathematical Representations” are the formal symbolic representations of concepts.

I like it, though as I say, everything hangs on what we intend to say about the relationships and how “useful” the result is in answering questions.


Originally published at Psybertron Asks.