Sunday, November 19, 2006

Triessentialism is a systematic philosophy; it works from the basic to the complex. It is an idealistic philosophy; it assumes that everything falls into one of the seven metacategories, and is manifested as one of the three basic metacategories.

(The three basic meta-categories are Physical things, Logical things, and Emotional things, for those new to this blog.)

Triessentialism is a Christian philosophy; in concept it is 100% compatible with orthodox Protestant Christian doctrine (inerrant Bible, standard historic creeds claimed by most churches). It is also applicable to theology; it started as a basic theory of the Trinity, that the Father was somehow related to the Physical, the Son to the Logical, and the Spirit to the Emotional. It has since grown more complex, but never invalidating this early hypothesis.

Triessentialism, basically, states that the physical, logical, and emotional are different types of things, each with their own rules and contexts.

For example, a rock is a physical thing, the number "17.125" is a logical thing, and the feeling you get when you look at a stunning sunset is an emotional thing.

The physical operates by rules of motion, forces, space, time, energy, matter, pushing and pulling, bouncing and rolling, shape and chemistry. I sum it all up with the concept "What."

The logical operates by rules of rationality, true and false, reasoning, cold logic, if-then-else, comprehensibility, information, data, letters and numbers. I sum it all up with the concept "How."

The emotional operates by rules of feelings, happy, wistful, angry, why-because, us and them, identities, relationships, desires, needs, wants. I sum it all up with the concept "Why."

Things, Methods, and Reasons.
Body, Mind, and Heart.
Ability, Thought, and Motive.

More on the theology aspect in the next post.


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