24 February, 2010

Mankind's Bubble of Abstraction

The Processes And Productions of Abstraction

The version of the diagram that is shown here did not finally reach the state you see until about four years
ago, but it has ever since allowed me to pursue all other studies from an objective standpoint.
It is, of course, by no means the last word on this area, but it has most certainly been for me the first and
dependable one.
To trace the increasingly important sub-processes involved in Mankind’s abstractions, we must start at
Process I (observing Reality) to Production 1 (observations), as on the diagram, and then continuing anticlockwise
around the circle...

Diagram by Jim Schofield
Graphic Design Mick Schofield