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Saturday, October 31, 2015
HOW TO MAKE A COHERENT VERSION OF AN APPLICATION
1. Review the entire pre-existing application.
2. Try to single-out the equal and exclusive functions of the application.
3. If not, single-out the exclusive but not always equal range of solutions for the application.
4. If not, single-out the exclusive operators of the application in terms of equivalence.
5. If not, try replacing symbols for fineness, process, decoherence, and coherence with symbols that represent these things within the old system. Use new symbols as necessary.
6. The general operation of the system can now be seen to have two major operations, assuming there are four exclusive operators: relation of A-B to C-D, and relation A-D to C-B (the dashes represent logical conjunction such as 'is the function of' or 'X quality of Y state / Y quality of X state').
7. The general system now involves selecting within the four operators to determine the operator that has most primacy. The diagram can now be rotated to select what category of system is operating, and determine the related correlations.
8. By now, you probably have an idea that some of the original data was being ignored in the operation of the original system.
9. Hopefully also, you now have an idea of how to generalize your application for the purposes of coherent philosophy!
Note: Some operations, such as a linear equation or linear parsing are not likely to have allegories within this system. Instead, they represent singular or binary relations of categories which simply scale to complexity, rather than being exponential or efficient.