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Examples of Naming

The two requisites for good naming are almost opposite to each other:

► precision
► evocativeness.

No single language can combine these, so the taxonomy requires two language systems:

► Quasi-inhuman formulae for absolute precision
—ensures cross-cultural understanding.

► Quasi-natural language terms for evocativeness
—allows practical use in local situations.

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The examples below are taken from THEE's 6th Primary Hierarchy dealing with Purpose. The Tertiary Hierarchy contains Ethical Rules and the Tertiary Structural Hierarchy contains Ethical Authorities that are constituted by these rules in combination. Symbol references are provided here.

Example: «Standard»

Dictionary definition: A basis for comparison.

This term is commonly used to refer to a wide range of psychosocial entities.

Orange highlighting, in the graphic of the Tertiary Structural Hierarchy below, shows the entities named in orange in the list.

● PH6-L2 Strategic Objective
● sPH6-G35 Ideal
● sPH6-G22 Policy
● PH"6-L1 Prescription
● PH"6-L1 Code of Practice
● PH"6-L2 Convention
● sPH"6-G2 Ethical Principle
● sPH"6-G4  Minimum Standard 

ClosedExplanatory Notes

Strategic objective is an elemental level of the 6th Primary Hierarchy dealing with purpose; while policy is a Dyad, and ideal is a Triad, both within the 6th Structural Primary Hierarchy dealing with how values are realized within a society.
● A code of practice is a set of related prescriptions, and so the formulas are identical.
Ethical principles (guiding Principle in the diagram) are of 6 distinct types.
● This list is not complete: e.g. there are four types of minimum standard (see graphic), each of which might be termed an «ethical standard».

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Framework for the Ethical Authorities within a society showing different forms of  'right' and 'standard'.

Example: «Right»

Functional definition: A rule that states what is due to or from someone in a social setting, taking the form of a claim or no-claim, liberty/privilege or duty, power or liability, immunity or disability.

The graphic above shows all the formulae below in light blue. All belong to the 6th Structural Tertiary Hierarchy. It is evident that the list below is not complete: because the cells in the graphic highlighted in navy blue also refer to particular sorts of right.

● PH"6-L4 Right
● sPH"6-G714 Membership Right
● sPH"6-G514 Customary Right
● sPH"6-G523 Legal Right
● sPH"6-G523 Civil Right
● sPH"6-G532 Moral Right
● sPH"6-G441 Universal Right
● sPH"6-G241 Human Right
● sPH"6-G232 Ideological Right

The above assignment of names could be debated, especially where I have used two different names for the one formula.
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There are also other terms, like fundamental right and natural right, found in philosophical and political writings. These names have not been used as formal names to date, because no formula-entity has been found for which they seem uniquely appropriate. In texts used for researching this issue, they were synonyms for one or more of the entities in the above list.

Originally posted: August 2009; Last updated 21-May-2010.

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