The Taxonomy is represented using forms (or structures) and processes that link these forms. THEE forms are abstract patterns of psychosocial categories. Each form (pattern) is a whole phenomenon, an entity, in its own right. The Root Cell i.e. « » is elaborated into thousands of derived forms in accord with the processes. While the form and process of immediate interest is relatively simple, the architecture-of-the-whole is rather complicated .
The principal forms in the Taxonomy are:
The principal processes in the Taxonomy are:
●emanation ●condensation ●nesting,
●Q-expansion ●influence (relation) ●grouping, ●transformation.
More about processes.
Forms and processes are abstractions, and abstraction is the essence of science. Non-scientists are nevertheless strongly encouraged to engage with this section. While THEE has its basis in observable experiences and the handling of practical realities, abstractions are practically useful in several ways:
WARNING: Awareness of the forms generates a danger: creation of
«Illusions of Knowledge»►
It is normally foolish to take a form and then plausibly fit ideas or psychosocial things to it. Doing this may give a good feeling of understanding something—but this is usually an illusion. The result will not be applicable and others will not be persuaded.
Apart from the many THEE Frameworks that await discovery, the architecture itself is not finalized. Further structural relations and processes, even new forms, are continually being identified and tested.
The inquiry leading up to the launch of this website began the emergence of unexpected architectural phenomena. These and more recent conjectures and investigations are posted in the Architecture Room.
I have found that the only way to perceive what is currently unseen and unknown is to keep egoism at bay, to maintain an open unbiased mind as to new possibilities, and to discuss freely with colleagues.
The Architecture is too complicated for a single 2-dimensional representation; and such a diagram is not needed to explain the location and nature of specific Frameworks. The aim in this section is to present and explain the various structures that make up the architecture.
Graphical representations that show the inter-relation of these taxonomic structures and provide a more comprehensive picture are available in the Architecture Room.
Originally posted: August 2009; Last updated 2-Feb-2014.