Once, it may have all been called knowledge. The Greeks come along and state that everything is philosophy. Art and science were derived from philosophy. Greek philosophers loved knowledge and it is safe to assume that they operated from a pure intent.

An aerial view is an abstract of defined generalities which illustrate an idea. ‘Foundations’ of human knowledge enable the ordered construction and classification of subsequent knowledge. Let us assume that three distinct and separate foundations historically form the nature, structure, and classification of all human knowledge. Therefore, let us define art, philosophy, and science as ‘foundations’.

A foundation of science would render ‘areas’ like astronomy, biology, and chemistry. Areas derive ‘fields’. Fields of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra would form the area of mathematics. ‘Classification’ is a notion that continually defines relations through time. Periodic overviews allow classification to redefine matters according to perception. Perception may lend itself to reverse and forward points of view. Do foundations render areas that render fields or do fields comprise areas as areas comprise foundations?

It is good to sort these matters out because one classification derives another until we encounter seasons of exponential growth. Foresight creates a methodical structure of classification that brings order through a growth process. Methods instigate structures to deter confusion from occurring through rapid increases of complexity. After all, an undeterred ease through the obvious could be confusion’s preferred means of entry.

Periodic examinations enable us to rethink a matter. It is a means that returns order to events that were not anticipated. It is good to be thorough and the reexamination of one’s original premise are problem solving methods that refine clarity. Knowledge increases through time and the number of foundations may also rise. Foundational increases arrive through the acquisition of new forms of knowledge, redefining criteria, clarifying distinctions, correcting previous errors, and as a means to manage an exponential rise of classifications.

In truth, there are more than three foundational aspects of human knowledge. Foundations are an intuitive generality that emphasizes importance. The true nature of foundational relations elude our human preference for linear arrangement. Foundational natures reside closer to a deeper logic, paradox, or incomplete understanding. Would mathematics and language rest upon science, art, or philosophy? Would philosophy, art, or science rest upon mathematics or language? Could art and science be derived from a mix of philosophy and mathematics as philosophy and mathematics rise from the original foundation of language? In truth, we barely manage what we do know.

Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge. The notion of wisdom contains a spiritual quality. Mortal arrogance, ignorance, or frustration will substitute the spiritual with an abstract. Nevertheless, the architecture of human knowledge remains built upon distinctions of imaginary dividing lines.

These statements are generalities that contain objective and subjective qualities. Applying a quality to one foundation does not mean that it is absent from the other. Each foundation contains specific qualities that form specific purposes which operate from a specific means with specific methods of application. These foundations also share general qualities, purposes, means, and methods.

Let us assume that philosophy, art, and science are conceptual forms of thought that derive the foundations for human knowledge. Every field of knowledge may trace its roots back to one or a combination of these three foundational aspects. Let us now define and compare these general foundations.

Art is the creation and quality that expresses its subject. Philosophy is the idealization and contemplation that conceptualizes its subject. Science is the experimentation and observation that analyzes its subject.

Art expresses truth, embodies beauty, through seeking the essence of a subject. Philosophy idealizes truth, contemplates beauty through seeking the universal of a subject. Science analyzes truth, determines beauty, through seeking the nature of a subject.

Art is an imaginative form of thought that is emotionally driven to communicate influence. Philosophy is an abstract form of thought that is intuitively driven to form paradigms. Science is an objective form of thought that is observantly driven to build theories.

Art expresses, philosophy idealizes, and science analyzes the truth. Art embodies, philosophy contemplates, and science determines beauty. Art celebrates an ideal, philosophy serves it, and science analyzes until the ideal is picked to pieces.

This enables science to reverse engineer it. The ideal will then be sold to business. The ideal becomes a product that is marketed to the masses. The public can be fickle and they may or may not buy the product. Product sales are dependent upon worth, propaganda, distribution, and mystique. Worth can be pragmatically defined . Propaganda will redefine the product, veil its flaws, and relentlessly hype it to the consuming public.

However, mystique can be elusive to grasp. If mystique is captured, then product sales will increase. Sales are numbers that will redefine the elusive to become a tangible presence. That presence enables mystique to become apparent and manageable. Business is comfortable with the obvious because money is obvious. Defining mystique gives it a palpable acceptance that can be packaged into a formula for production, influence, and innovative variances that are sold as product accessories.

The dream life of a product would begin as a trend that grows into a style to become a paradigm that forms a cottage industry that ingrains itself into the culture. In so doing, it becomes a necessity that insures the continued flow of money. Capturing the elusive can now be expressed through quarterly reports.

Could mystique enable quarterly reports to become a modern update of religious rituals? The shareholders would become a chorus of priests that elevates the CEO as their high priest. The High Priest descends with the quarterly report as if it is an oracle given from on high. Their sacrificed integrity became the avarice which was pleasing to their gods. The next quarter promises a season of abundance.

Consumers are the religious flock that shop at their temples and money exemplifies the necessary lip service that is given with sacrificial reverence. Consumers are the minions that exists with the chorus of priests, the high priest, and all are governed within cycles of bestowing appeasement unto the other. The gods favor a careful balance that insures everyone understanding that all power comes from the money which is held from on high. Money is the god and shopping is an act of worship. It is doubtful that the Greeks expected this or the Roman Conquest.



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