I’ve been busy. XQ has arisen over the last couple of years, but I have made notes on paper; will transpose at some point.

I’m working on an academic treatment of the three social facts, which will take a while since my PhD supervisors are not going to like it, and while going over the fazes of reflexive condition of reading in terms of the fantasy book, I ended up writing it on a computer, which meant text, which is why it is readily transferable to this blog and your reading it now.

As usual, the level of idiocy I bring is considerable. So, apologies. Questioning simple things inevitably makes one simple, ignoring what you know and making it rather hard to even recognise basic stuff. Like going to a foreign country, learning the language and going native, and then returning to one’s world and seeing how alien it is, not understanding how cars work, or queues, or doors. Still, when I look at the PhD’s at the department of maths at eg Sheffield Uni, and all I can see is pure math, statistics, and physics related maths, I can’t help but think what a waste, why aren’t they doing psyche-maths, or at least social-math, math which is suited for the exploration of the mental condition — and no, not stats!

## simple dichotomies

I seem to be conflating things. The main couplings are

- fantasy, real worlds A,B
- primary, secondary attention C,D

A fantasy | B real | |

C primary | ||

D secondary |

primary-secondary, fantasy
CA&DA |
primary-real, secondary-fantasy
CB & DA |

secondary-real, primary-fantasy
DB & CA |
primary-secondary, real
CB&DB |

feasible | CA primary-fantasy | CB primary-real |

DA secondary-fantasy | (C+D)A (vertical on left) | DA + CB (positive diagonal) |

DB secondary-real | DB + CA (negative diagonal) | (C+D)B (vertical on right) |

AC fantasy-primary | AD fantasy-secondary | |

CB real-primary | fantasy-real, primary
(A+B)C different (to 2×2) (horizontal top) |
fantasy-secondary, real-primary
AD + CB same (positive diagonal) |

BD real-secondary | real-secondary, fantasy-primary
DB + CA same (negative diagonal) |
fantasy-real, secondary
(A+B)D different (horizontal bottom) |

Wow, this is an unexpected rabbit hole. I am just correlating two dichotomies. I’m not even looking at major problems like fusing of AB (fantasy-real) and CD (primary-secondary). Just sticking with set of dichotomy products AC (fantasy-primary), AD (fantasy-secondary), BC (real-primary), BD (real-secondary), and no ‘squares’ (eg AC*AC) only dealing with XOR, and of course, from this perspective there are only six permutations (if we allow commutative): A(C+D), (A+B)C, AC+BD, AD+BC, (A+B)D, B(C+D)

- A(C+D), fantasy both primary and secondary attention, in fantasy world, suspension of disbelief;
- presumably temporary, but… some people might be trapped in this?
- where is the real world? detached from real world? psychosis?

- (A+B)C, fantasy and real world in primary attention,
- where is secondary attention? too focused on self-identification with object of thought… is this… science? ie subjective second order awareness…? not aware of context… will, content

- AC+BD, primary attention on fantasy, secondary attention in real world
- eg driving a car

- AD+BC, primary attention in real world, secondary attention in fantasy world
- (A+B)D, fantasy and real world in secondary attention,
- where is primary attention? asleep, no because both in secondary… maybe dream…

- B(C+D), real world in both primary and secondary attention, in real world; presumably ‘trapped’ here? where is the fantasy world?

Might this be useful when talking about mental conditions? eg aspergers? psychotics?

And alternative interpretations of primary-secondary is primary and second order. And fantasy as ‘negative’ or ‘imaginary’ world of mind projection, and real as being sensory detection and assimilation. eg Crude/conscious sensory input and projective output; and subtle/preconscious projective reception of sensory input (knowing what a chair it without thinking about it), and subtle/preconscious sensory reception of projective output (imagining what your mother looks like).

Wow, think of these combinations for the above, eg thinking might be projective reception of projective output (and reasoning, logic as an externalisation of projective output, more like projective output squared… or addition of projective output, or multiplication or addition of projective reception of projective output… who knows!).

Some really nice things here just exploding out of the box: the interpretation of primary-secondary as primary & second-order may be exactly this: primary as projective output which animals are capable of, and secondary attention of projective output IS projective reception of projective output; secondary attention as a form of sensory reception of project output.

What is the Bayes’ Theorem version of this ‘paired’ set?