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Experimental Matrix Used to Order Functional Areas

Functional Classification in an Integrative Matrix of Human Preoccupations (Figure 7)

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As used for the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential and the Yearbook of International Organizations
See commentary in Functional Classification in an Integrative Matrix of Human Preoccupations.


Columns

(Words used to label cells only define a portion of their significance. Words for cells at levels 8 and 9 are necessarily tentative.)

Columns

Cosmo-,

Geo-,

Hydro-,

Atmo-sphere

Biosphere

Socio-techosphere

Noosphere

Existential experience

 
 
 
 
                   
 

Nature

 

Praxis

 

Theory

 

Developmental

 

Value experience

             

principles

   
                   
 

Phenomena-

 

Convention-

 

Paradigm-constrained

 

Value-constrained

 

Identification-constrained

 

constrained physical

 

constrained social

 

intellectural action

 

innovative action

 

experience

 

action

 

action

           
                   
 

Phenomena as

 

Social interaction

 

Determination of

 

Redefinition of

 

Identification with

 

significance

 

as significance

 

meaning inherent in

 

meaning attributed

 

meaning

         

phenomena by definer

       
                   
     

Reaction in place

 

Non-self-referential

 

Self-referential critical

 

Non-criticism

     

of criticism

 

criticism

 

reason

   
                   
 

Explicit sensations

 

Explicit feelings

 

Explicit reasons

 

Explicit values

 

Experienced states

 

called into question

 

called into question

 

called into question

     

of consciousness

                 

called into question

                   
 

Pattern recognition

 

Pattern maintenance

 

Pattern adaptation

 

Pattern innovation

 

Identification with

                 

patterns experienced

                   
 

Change through

 

Change through

 

Change through

 

Change through

 

Change through

 

physical crisis

 

social crisis

 

idea clarification

 

innovation reformulation

 

re-embodiment

             

and re-assessment

   
 

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left/right brain integration

                   
 

Quantitative

Qualitative

Quantitative

Qualitative

Quantitative

Qualitative

Quantitative

Qualitative

 
                   
 

Science

Art

Science

Art

Science

Art

Science

Art

 
                   
 

Hard

Soft

Hard

Soft

Hard

Soft

Hard

Soft

 
                   
 

Structure

Context

Structure

Context

Structure

Context

Structure

Context

 
 

centered

sensitive

centered

sensitive

centered

sensitive

centered

sensitive

 
 

objects

process

social

social

concept

concept

principle

principle

 
     

action

action

formation

formation

formation

formation

 

Rows (Levels)

Levels (rows)                  

Formal

Pattern establishment

 

Pattern maintenance

 

Pattern adaptation

 

Pattern innovation

 

Pattern

concepts

and consolidation

 

and appreciation

 

and propagation

 

and exploitation

 

(im)balance

                   
                   

Precondition

Domain

Organized

Differentiated

Contextual

Controlled

Communication

Resource

Environmental

Condition of

 

definition

relations

order

renewal

movement

reinforcement

redistribution

manipulation

the whole

                   
 

Constitutive

Binding

Informed

Environmental

Disciplined

Imprinting

Transactional

Fabricaton and

Resources

                   
 

embodiment

processes

comprehension

harmony

integrity

significance

advantage

cultivation

 
                   
 

Standards

Enwholement

Knowledge

Expression

Mobilization

Orientation

Government

Industry

Order

                   
 

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left-brain

Right-brain

Left/Right-brain

                   
 

Quantitive

Qualitative

Quantitive

Qualitative

Quantitive

Qualitative

Quantitive

Qualitative

Integration

                   
 

Science

Art

Science

Art

Science

Art

Science

Art

 
 

Hard

Soft

Hard

Soft

Hard

Soft

Hard

Soft

 
                   
 

Structural,

Contextual

Structural,

Contextual

Structural,

Contextual

Structural,

Contextual

 
 

static

processes

static

processes

static

processes

static

processes

 
                   
 

General

Specific

General

Specific

General

Specific

General

Specific

 

Combination

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

                     

9

Consciousness

Leadership

Love

Comprehension

Creative

Vigilance

Transcendence

Freedom

Perseverance

Oneness

   

(Authenticity)

(Compassion)

 

expression

(Courage)

(Detachment)

(Liberation)

 

(Universality)

                     
 

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

                     

8

Principles

Purpose

Solidarity

Idealism

Harmony

Integration

Meaning

Sharing

Resourcefulness

Equanimity

   

(Cooperation)

         

(Inventiveness)

   
 

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

                     

7

Innovative

Logics

Emotional

Philosophy

Aesthetics

Security

Morals, ethics

Community

Coevolution

Peace (Justice)

 

change

 

fulfilment

             
 

70

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

                     

6

Development

Policy making

 

Language

Design

Inter-

Individuation,

Co-operative

Invention

Conservation

   

(Futurology)

     

disciplinarity

psycho-analysis

     
 

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

                     

5

Noosphere

Science

Experiential

History

Culture

Strategy,

Theology

Metapolitics

Agroscience

International

     

activities

   

logistics

     

relations

                     
 

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

                     

4

 

Sociology

Management

Informatics,

Ekistics

Cybernetics

Psychology

Economics

Technology

Environment

       

classification

(Architecture)

(Systems)

(Behaviour)

     
 

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

                     

3

 

Research,

Health care

Education

Recreation

Defence

Religious

Government,

Agriculture,

Law

   

standards

   

(Arts, sports)

(Police)

practice

politics

fisheries

 
 

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

                     

2

Action

Society

Social activity

Information

Amenities

Transportation,

Communication

Commerce

Industry

Societal

     

(Employment)

(Documentation)

(Necessities)

telecommun.

(Media)

(Finance)

(Production)

problems

                     
 

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

                     

1

Life

Biosciences

Plant Life

Zoology

Invertebrates

Fish, reptiles

Birds, mammals

Mankind

Medicine

Geography

                   

(Ecology)

                     
 

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

                     

0

Fundamental

Astronomy

Earth

Meteorology

Climatology

Oceanography

Hydrology

Geophysics

Geology

Resources

 

sciences

               

(Energy)

                     
 

00

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

09


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