The First Step in The P-Methodology: “Types”

[T]he first step in P-Logic is creating Types. Not Ideal Types. Not ideals. Not an archetypes, not an average, not a set, but a scale: an ORDERED list, hierarchy, or map to use as a system of measurement.

A type is a category whose members varies by one or more of the same properties – one ore more ‘constant relations’.

We do this by a process called “Disambiguation by serialization and operationalization“. Our goal is to create a system of measurement for any concept.

The process is relatively simple.

1) Pick a term. In this example I’l use moral.

2) Collect all related terms, synonyms and antonyms (3 minimum, 5 better)

Habits, manners ethics morals, traditions, laws, good, bad, right, wrong.

3) Organized them in a sequence (x) from less to more, more to less, or neutral to more and less. Add a second dimension on an orthogonal scale for opposing dimensions ( y ) and another orthogonal (z) after which you’re no longer simplifying anyone’s understanding, so convert, or hierarchy or map or however you want to organize them. Most of the time we keep to simple lists, or sets of simple lists for different degrees of abstraction, or to illustrate different constant relations.

Right / Wrong is a true or false. We use it as an analogy for moral.
Good / Bad is a judgment or preference. We use it as an analogy for moral.
We confuse ethical and moral. Ethical has a more precise meaning, which is an interpersonal action where we abuse the asymmetry of information. Moral is a looser term. It means actions that indirectly and anonymously force others to pay a cost. Manners are something we demonstrate immediately and are testable on the evidence alone.

So I’m gointo choose to organize them by :
Norms: Habits > Manners > Ethics > Morals
Cultural Regulations: Traditions > Norms > Findngs of Court > Regulations > Legislations(Laws) > Constitutions
I could organize all of them by severity of violation:
Rules: habits > traditions > manners > morals > ethics > laws
I could organize them by moral spectrum:
Evil< Immoral< unethical< bad < amoral > good > ethical >moral >Virtuous

And I could stack them so that the moral spectrum was in the middle, the leal spectrum above, and the normative spectrum below and show how all of these terms are related.

4) Next Define, Modify Definitions, Redefine, or create New Definitions so that each term in the sequence is unambiguous with every other term. In this case it’s only necessary to disambiguate moral an ethical which we did above.

5) Convert those definitions to Operational Langauge in complete sentences absent the Verb To Be. We’ll study this a bit later. It’s ‘work’ that like mathematics or programming, you only internalize by practice.

6) Use the Precise Term. When you use a term from the sequence, use the most precise one.

7) Enumerate and Repeat the Series. When you are educating people, don’t pick an ideal term, but enumerate the series like this “Well that’s avoiding the externalization of an indirect cost, so that would be Moral (as in manners(direct demonstrated) > ethics(direct asymmetric) > morals(indirect anonymous) > laws(institutional)) and that’s a good thing.”

Results: You will have converted from a colloquial associative vocabulary to a formal vocabulary of measurement. If you do this with a few dozen terms (it’s not that many) you’ll be surprised how precise you’re able to communicate your meaning . And the more you do it the more you’ll think in types (sequences).

But caution: Now we don’t need to speak in formal operational langauge but just as we can diagram sentences, we can ‘explode’ (or expand) anything anyone says into promissory, complete, formal operational sentences that are the equivalent of testable transactions. And we can break stories into sets of transactions, or accmulate transactions into stories.

So use the right too for the right purpose:

ideomatic speech > colloqual speech > articulate speech > testimonial speech

Propertarianism teachus ustestionial speech.


… |RULES| habits > traditions > manners > morals > ethics > laws

…|FACULTIES| Physical > Emotional > Mental

…|COGNITION| Sense > Auto-Association > Model > Perception > Prediction > Imagination > Emotion > Attention > Focus > Daydream > Think > Reason > Calculation > Computation

Female <———– Ascendant Male ——-> Established Male
Empathic ………………….Pragmatic…………………….Analytic
Promiscuity, Shrlling .. Non-Conforming……….Violent, Criminal
Social Predator ………… Intellectual …………….Physical Predator


Data Domain (Computer Science – Databases)
In data management and database analysis, a data domain is the collection of values that a data element may contain. The rule for determining the domain boundary may be as simple as a data type with an enumerated list of values. For example, a database table that has information about people, with one record per person, might have a “gender” column.

Type (Computer Science)
The specification of a set of operations that may be performed on a variable (“name”). Types formalize and enforce the otherwise implicit properties of classes.

Type System (Mathematics)
a type system is a formal system in which every term has a “type” which defines its meaning and the operations that may be performed on it.

Ideal Type (Social Science)
An Ideal Type is a concept constructed by a social scientist on the basis of his interests and theoretical orientation, to capture the essential features of some social phenomenon. The Ideal type, one of the most important concepts of Weber represents the logical conclusion of several tendencies of Weberian thought.

Category vs Type
A Type is a N to 1 relationship (a thing can be of only one Type) and Category is a M to N relationship (a thing can fit into many categories at the same time). Category fits to a family of different things, while type refers to the actual fact that something exists as being of this type.

a person or thing symbolizing or exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something.
(What we DON”T use) epitome · quintessence · essence · perfect example · archetype · exemplar · embodiment · personification · avatar · · prototype

(What we DO use): model · pattern · paradigm

a class or division of people or things regarded as having particular shared characteristics.

The Techniques

The Operational Model of the Brain: brain, mind, consiiousness, agency.

The Grammars. Language, Logics, Paradigms, Periodic Table of Speech

Disambiguation by Serialization and Operationalization

Opertionalization by Expanding sentences into Operatioal language

Acquisitionism, Property in Toto, and the Economics of Human Behavior

Ethics: Decidability, Reciprocity, and Testimony

Crime: Crimes, Frauds, and Deciets,

Prosecution (falsification, or ‘Testing’)

Algorithmic Natural Law (construction) and Applications

Law and Constitutions (Programmatic Natural law), and Incremntal Suppression

Institutions, Comparative Rule, Government, Economics, Education, Religion, Family, Demographics, and

Compartive Group Strategies

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