Thursday January 9th 2014 Tim
P equals "fundamental problem." W equals
"a virtue." M equals "what is it and what is it like." There
was time when P was considered a "Love of W." And M is more
recently called "science." For my part I am going to define P as
"thinking about stuff." I am going to define W as "thinking about
stuff in a political way." And I am going to define M as
"mathematics." This way I can reduce philosophy, wisdom and
metaphysics to quantities both the Cedar Mockingbird and I might
understand. Which is another way of saying, I wish to embark upon
what I will call a "Q shift," because I don't like the word 'paradigm,'
it's a word that has too much of a fashion quality, like "shark attack"
or "blowing bubbles during a Polar Vortex."
Interesting that the early Christian Church pretty quickly
followed the Ancient Greeks and the less romantic Romans to
put W into the category of "Prudence." Along with
Justice, Temperance and Courage. And more than likely
this particular division of 'Virtues' predates writing
things down. So it's possible to argue that W is as
much about "competition" or "how to get a socially
acceptable satisfaction from winning," as it is to do with
anything else. So what might my reward be from a PWMQ
shift. I could say bight lights and a Chinese take
away in Cancun. Or I could think of it as an
underlayment over which I have no control.