(Words in bold are defined in this glossary. Undefined terminology are in italics.)
absence – negative evidence in the process of categorisation.
abstraction – the act of simplifying a mental representation so as to retain the most relevant information in defining something.
accumulation – of data; memory. Accumulation is a continuous process.
b-machine – biological machine. Sense-things are b-machines. B-machines are different to ordinary machines in that they self-develop, self-repair, and self-replicate.
categorisation – a fundamental process of certain sense-things. Categorisation is a higher order process which includes defining. Other fundamental processes are accumulation and organisation.
concept (also signified)- a mental object of a sense-thing, not a thing.
conceptualisation – the organisation, and categorisation of sense data within a sense-thing.
construct – complex conceptualisations.
control – the awareness of the ability of a sense-thing to choose or decide to actively or passively interact with things. Choice is a process of a thing.
data – pertaining to a sense-thing, information accumulated from sensation, perception, and conceptualisation. Data accumulation is a process.
defining – the act of creating a sign from a signifier and a signified.
differentiation – the basic process of sorting data.
engage – to interact with other things.
glas-bottle, the – a metaphor for the self, mind, spirit, or soul in the construct of the world of sense-things. The illusion is that contents (the mind) of a glass bottle can be seen, as well as the outside can be observed if indeed a mind is contained within the bottle. The illusion is of the internal/external world. The spelling is a deliberate reference and homage to Jacques Derrida’s essay Glas.
ideation – the process of forming ideas and concepts.
identity – the concept of the self begins and ends with the sense-thing. From the glas-bottle, the self observes the world, other things, space, and time in stasis fallacy. As a b-machine, the self interacts with the world. The conceptualisation of self-thing forms as awareness from sensation, perception, conceptualisation, and interaction through accumulation.
immaterial – a process of conceptualisation of something which has existence only in a signified.
inference – of data. There is never direct access to the world. All knowledge of the world is inferred from the data.
kinesis – change; movement. The world is marked by change, flux, and time.
language – a process in abstraction. Unrelated signifier-things are paired with signified-meaning. These are used in a form of communication between human beings. Language is both a thing and process because signs contains both material and immaterial forms.
language, philosophy of – a study of the linguistic process of the human mind.
language tool, the – human beings are toolmakers and language is one such tool.
logic – a linguistic process of the mind that attempts to equate linguistic signs to the physical reality.
material – primacy is to the physical, and not something else such as the mind or God.
mental-objects – objects of the mind. They are of three types: sensations, perceptions, and conceptions. Mental-things are not real-things as such but are created mental objects by the process of a self.
mind, the – a particular process of a sense-thing that is mistakenly conceptualised as a thing or to be a fundamental part of a thing.
multiplicity – the fundamental nature of things. The world is marked by the multiplicity of things.
naturalism – the philosophical position that there is nothing unnatural about human beings; Human beings are a part of the natural world or just the world. This “natural” binary opposition is a construct of the mind.
node – the starting point of knowledge, that is, a self-thing.
nonsense-thing – see things.
ordinary language – the extra layer over reality, used for communication. Language and its use are generalised processes of the mind.
organisation – the act of differentiation without the act of defining.
perception – accumulation and organisation of sense data within a sense-thing.
phenomena – a mental image of a real-thing or mental-thing.
philosophy of tennis, the – a game of tennis is a representation of the nature of the world.
presence – positive evidence in the process of categorisation.
privileged access – knowledge of a thing of itself as a sense-thing.
process – pertaining to change or action. A process can be metaphorically internal or external.
projection – a projection of conceptual qualities on to a thing or representation by a sense-thing.
public access – of the “external” world.
reasoning – a process of the mind. Commonly called thought, and thinking.
removal – the mental act of abstraction.
representation – the mental “image” of a thing or things. The reality and its representation do not “match”. Representations will always is simplified, abstract, and less than the reality that it represents. Simplifications (removal) are due to the necessity to efficiency and relevance.
self-thing – a sense-thing which because of privileged access acts with self-primacy.
sensation – contrasted to perception. The sense data within a sense-thing.
sense-data – data of the world prior to being processed (perceived and conceived).
sense-thing – an object with the ability to sense, perceive, and conceive the world. Through knowledge from privileged access other sense-things are seen to behave like self-things.
sign – a linguistic thing consisting of a signifier and signified. Refers to physical and abstract things. The sign is a major site for the stasis fallacy.
signified-token – the usage of a sign to signify a specific thing in reality (see world).
signified-type – the usage of a sign to signify a categorised thing (see categorisation).
socialise – to interact with other sense-things.
space – inferred from the relationship of things. Inferred to be a thing since a place or position can only be occupied at any one time by either a thing or space, but not both, and not by multiple things.
stasis – no change; fixed. In reality, this is relative (not absolute) to things and, in this sense, an illusion. The act of minimal imperceivable kinesis.
stasis fallacy, the – nothing is in stasis. All things are in kinesis.
sub-b-machines – sense faculties. For example, the eye is a biological machine (see b-machine) which utilises the characteristics of light episteme the external world. The sense-data is transferred via cables to the brain (the mind) to be processed, perceived and conceived.
thing – 1. see things; 2. (also nonsense-thing) an object without the ability to sense the world.
things – the tangible objects of the world. The world does not and cannot consist of one thing, but must consist of multiple things (see multiplicity). No value is intrinsic or inherent in objects, whether they are nonsense-things or sense-things. Things are inferred from sense-data.
time – inferred from the change in the relationship of things.
token – individual things of a particular type. Also of linguistic tokens.
topological act, the – to approach with removal of non-relevant details to form a sign.
type – generally, a grouped set of particular things. The highest level is things. Types may be of categorisation. Also of linguistic types.
value – distinguished by difference between types and between tokens. The creation of value is a process of a sense-thing. Things do not have inherent or intrinsic value.
world, the (also reality, physical reality, and physical world) – the entirety of things, space, and time.