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Towards an Architectonic for 2022

I wrote the original architectonic to provide some organization and structure to my philosophical beliefs and the amount of concepts and material I had been imbibing at the time. A much improved and updated (but also incomplete) version exists here.

There is also a grander goal of this outline, this Architectonic, along with several other writings and documents to serve as a personal blueprint for a successful, virtuous and hopefully satisfying life. I hope to accomplish this with total clarity.

The following objectives may be pursued:

  • Finally consolidating my thoughts on aesthetics and value
  • Organizing the skill topics in a logical order of attainment, thereby allowing a sense of progress and mastery
  • Writing a paragraph of text on each topic, super topic and skill topic
  • Expanding that writing into a page long explanation, then possibly to essay length discussion
  • Provide a list of skills, ie educational achievements and tools required to achieve attainment for each skill topic

Updates:

  1. Organized topics into supersets

The Architectonic...

To Be
Reality
  • Matter
    - Composition
    - Quantity
    - Vacuum
  • Space-Time
    - Continuity
    - Persistence
    - Flow
  • Causality
    - First Cause
    - Transmutation
    - Final Cause
Ontology
  • Mind
    - Thought
    - Feeling
    - Imagination
  • Consciousness
    - Perception
    - Awareness
    - Knowledge
  • Being
    - Introspection
    - Personhood
    - Dasein (Being qua Being)
Autonomy
  • Will
    - Individual
    - Independent
    - Intentional
  • Resilience
    - Grit (Resolve)
    - Endurance (Inner-Strength)
    - Lemonade (Setbacks)
  • Authenticity
    - Congruence (Living What You Believe)
    - Transparency
    - Direct
To Do
Agency
  • Spirit
    - Vitality
    - Heart
    - Courage
  • Ability
    - Mastery
    - Imagination
    - Focus
  • Purpose
    - Life's Work
    - Service of Others
    - Self-Actualization
Respect
  • Integrity
    - Body
    - Mind
    - Environment
  • Duty
    - Discipline
    - Ownership
    - Boundaries
  • Equality
    - Human/Civil Rights
    - Legitimacy
    - Parity
Virtue
  • Justice
    - Categorical Imperative
    - Dignity
    - Good
  • Temperance
    - Moderation
    - Self-Restraint
    - Adequate
  • Wisdom
    - Reason
    - Understanding
    - Judgment
To Grow
Care
  • Renew
    - Repair
    - Maintain
    - Clean
  • Transform
    - Change
    - Grow
    - Release
  • Transcend
    - Liberate
    - Divine
    - Sublime
Harmony
  • Order
    - Heterogeneity
    - Coordination
    - Unity
  • Balance
    - Serenity (Calmed)
    - Tranquility (Centered)
    - Homeostasis (Stable)
  • Excellence (ie Philosophic End)
    - Complete
    - Consistent
    - Correct
Time
  • Past
    - Forgiveness of Others
    - Forgiveness of Self
    - Acceptance
  • Future
    - Competition (Jealousy/Envy)
    - Uncertainty (Fear)
    - Acceptance (Anxiety)
  • Present
    - Impermanence
    - Presence
    - Stillness
Meta (Tools)
See Strategies For Thinking

This is as far as I've gotten. Other things to include:

  • Value Stuff
    - nichomacean concepts: Thriving and Flourishing
    - Self-Talk/Self Narrative/Self Story
    - Trust/Safety/Security
    - RELAXATION: how? and does it belong here somewhere?
    - Acknowledging What You Can Do Well
    - Approving of Yourself Regardless the circumstances
    - Balancing the ideal perfect self with the actual self, the obtainable
    - Gratitude
    - Hope
    - Presence
    - Confidence (both in skillset and self as object)
    - Sadness
    - Cheer
    - Wonder
    - Sublime
    - Care
    - Joy
    - Acceptance
    - Self-Esteem
    * self-respect
    + recognition: dignity, agency, individuality, equality
    + evaluative: standards, boundaries, appraisal
    * self-assuredness
    + personal identity: beliefs, values, boundaries
    + self-awareness: feelings, reasoning
    + self-trust: ability/credibility, strength, reliability (mind and body)
    - Self-Appraisal
    * moral worth
    + good
    + legitimacy
    * objective worth
    + value/utilitarian
    + aesthetic
    - Ego
    Convention
    - Scientific Advancement (Superseded Scientific Knowledge)
    - Efficiency (Outdated Process and Tooling)
    - Old Habits (The Way We've Always Done Things)
  • Aesthetics
    - Art
    - History
    - Taste
    - Desire
    - Beauty
    - Narrative
    - Personal Brand
    - Reputation
    - Advertising / Symbolism
    - Passage of Time: day, season, year, life, family, civilization, geological, galactic
    - Rights of Passage / Demarcations of life events
  • Other selves; other minds
    - Treat others as ends not means
    - Develop Long Term Relationships
    - Empathy
    - Inclusiveness
    - Validation
    - Likability
    - Connection
    - Persuasion
    - Oratory, Speaking, Story Telling, Humor
    - Shared Human Condition
    - Friendliness
    - Live to help others, not yourself.
    - Benevolence
    - Honesty
    - Love
    - Friendship
    - Sexuality
    - Selfless-nes / Giving
    - The Greater Cause / Living Outside Yourself
    - Not Having Expectations of Things or People
    * Mercy
    + forgiveness
    + kindness
    + benevolence
    + generosity
  • Society
    - Service to others / charity / selflessness
    - Care, Hospitality
    - Relationship between government and society
    - Citizenship (Relationship between government and self)
    - Relationship between society and self
    - Also Family
    - Other groups: fraternities, clubs, organizations, churches, neighborhoods, communities/towns/cities
    - Political systems, political science
    - Economics
    - Politics and Justice
    - Philosophy of Law
    - Teaching
    - Leading
    - Rhetoric: persuasion, storytelling, negotiation, conflict resolution
  • What I Don't Know I Don't Know

I've created a map of the tree:

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