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Purposes / The Highest of All Possible Systems
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:08:03 PM »
Words have different levels of scope.  Proper nouns have the smallest scope as they are the most specific.  Common nouns have higher scope as they require articles to signify something specific.  Generalizations and categories have even higher scope as they contain common and proper nouns.  The term 'subject' has the highest scope of all as it can be cross-utilized for any generalization or category.
Justifications / It Must Be True
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:06:15 PM »
Logic dictates that something is true if the opposite if false. 
Let's say someone is not in the Subjations system.  Therefore, this person is not a subject.  He has no name.  He can't be identified.  Not only that but this person would deny his relatives.  Family members would be the same as all other people to him.  He wouldn't believe in groups or coherence.   Such an existance is impossible.
Justifications / Another Reason
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:05:42 PM »
Subjects exist.  Relations exist. 
There is no such thing as a singular relation.  Relations are composed of subjects.  A subject can be given to a relation.
Therefore, the subject of subjects and relations exists.

It is not much different than a whole is composed of parts or the many is composed of ones. 
With subjects and relations there is a bonus. The concept of relations enables the concepts of more and less.
Information / A More Detailed Explanation
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:04:45 PM »
We all know that pride is the opposite of shame.  If you look at the diagram, you will see pride opposing shame.  Jealousy is an emotion that never applies to oneself.  One can't be jealous of oneself.  Jealousy is therefore an antipathetic emotion.  It can be defined as antipathetic pride.  Likewise, one can't be dignified of someone else.  Dignity is an empathetic emotion.  It can be defined as empathetic pride.  Pride, jealousy and dignity are positive static emotions.  They are above contentment. 

Contentment is a relative position.  What maybe contentment for one person maybe pride to another.  The point is that some emotions are relative to the contentment position.

Below contentment is shame.  Shame is an emotion that means "is not enough."  The antipathetic version of shame is pity.  Pity is a bit confusing because it is not simply antipathetic shame but sympathy for antipathetic shame.  It is sympathy for someone else's misfortune.  For one's own misfortune the emotion is self-pity.  Self-pity is empathetic shame.  Modesty is at level with contentment, moderate. Modesty never occurs in the antipathetic form.  One could never have modesty for someone else.  Shame, pity and self-pity are negative static emotions.  They are below contentment.

Envy is the action toward jealousy because envy is an action emotion.  Such terms as envious and envying exist, but jealousious and jealousying do not.  Also, one cannot be envious of oneself. 
Similarly, honor is the action toward dignity.  The term honoring exists, but dignitying does not.  Again, one cannot have honor for someone else.  The same reasoning applies to disgust being the action toward pity and humility being the action toward modesty.  The term disgusting exists and one cannot have disgust for oneself, the term humiliating exists and one cannot have humility for someone else. 

The action emotions: envy, honor, disgust, humility and humiliation, are emotional actions.  They are not physical actions.  As these are emotional actions toward the static emotions, they fulfill a continuity.  Otherwise, without the action emotions there would exist a discontinuity between contentment and the static emotions.  The static emotions are: jealousy, pride, dignity, pity, shame and self-pity.

The emotions concerning expectation and standard are performance assessors.  They apply to a subject's performance.  The level of contentment that has existed in the past is known as standard and what should exist in the future is expectation.  The performance of a subject above standard or expectation is surprise.  The performance of a subject below standard or expectation is disappointment when applied to someone else antipathetically. The performance of a subject is embarrassment when applied to oneself.  After all one cannot have embarrassment for someone else.  One could have disappointment for oneself but that is looking at yourself from outside of oneself.  It is a mystery why embarrassment and disappointment are distinguished as empathetic and antipathetic yet surprise is not.

Sadness is excessive disappointment or embarrassment.  It is also a performance assessor.  To suffer great loss can be a sad event but only if the event wasn't expected or at standard.  This is how sadness differs from unhappiness.  Unhappiness is not a performance assessor.  Alternative to sadness is  ecstatic.  Ecstatic is excessive surprise.  These excessive performance assessors: sadness and ecstatic can cause us to tear up. 

Relations are either empathetic, apathetic or antipathetic.  Empathy and antipathy have their excessive versions themselves.  These are love and hate respectively.  Love is excessive empathy and hate is excessive antipathy.  I don't believe there is a word for excessive apathy.  It should be noted that with hate, as with the other antipathetic emotions, it is still within a relation.   An antipathetic relation is still a relation.  Also, to miss someone as in, "I miss you," is absent empathy. 

All of the emotions stated so far are relative emotions.  They are relative to contentment.  Contentment, however, is only one of the five types of happiness but it is probably the most common.  The four other types of happiness are 1stC, 2ndC, 3rdC and leverage.  The letter C signifies combination.  The letter H could work here, but C is used because the term "combination" is generic.   

To create a relation, 1stC, is the first type of happiness.  This occurs when a relation is first formed. The anticipation of 1stC is nervousness.  One gets nervous when a relation is anticipated to occur.  It is interesting to note that to occur and to happen are two verbs that can be used interchangeably.   Occur comes from occurence and happen comes from happiness.   Getting back to nervousness though, excessive nervousness is shyness.  To be shy is to be so excessively nervous that the combination doesn't occur. 

Alternatively, to separate a relation, 1stS, is the first type of unhappiness.  The anticipation of 1stS is worry.  One gets worried when a separation is anticipated to occur.  When worry gets to be extreme we call this emotion fear.  Fear is excessive worry.  To be excessively worried is to be afraid.  To be mildly worried is to be concerned.  To be excessively afraid is to be terrified.  Concern, worry, fear and terror are all interchangeable.  They only differ in intensity.  As one goes through life, one understands this. 

Taken as a group: nervous, shy, concern, worry, fear and terror are the anxiety emotions.  The emotion of anxiety can be interchanged with any of these emotions in this group.  What is special about the anxiety emotions is that they always occur before an event.  All other emotions occur after an event.

It is important to note that the anxiety emotion of nervous sometimes gets applied to fate.  For example, someone might say they are nervous when getting on an airplane.   They could just as easily say they are worried when getting on an airplane.  Worry is of course not the same as nervous.  Worry is the anticipation of unhappiness and nervous is the anticipation of happiness.  When worried about getting on an airplane we are so because we are anticipating unhappiness, when nervous about getting on an airplane we are so because we are anticipating fate as an event.   

The second type of happiness, 2ndC, occurs if a subject is combined with an existing relation.  Here the relation is not being formed, the relation already exists, it is just getting bigger.  With this type of happiness more and less apply.  Examples of 2ndC are growth and bragging.  Technically, the anxiety emotions apply with 2ndC as well as 1stC but when the anxiety emotions are applied to 2ndC they are more subtle. 

Once 2ndC is established, leverage happiness becomes applicable.  Leverage happiness occurs when a relative subject in a relation is decreased.  Even though a subject does nothing to be increased, if a relative subject decreases then all the other subjects are relatively increased.   The other subjects are antipathetic subjects.  This is why leverage happiness may be called antipathetic happiness.  Examples of this are kidding or teasing.  It is proper etiquette when employing leverage happiness for the sole purpose of happiness to say, "I am only kidding." 

3rdC is also an important type of happiness.  It is the back and forth vibration between two relations.  It is very common.  Examples of 3rdC are breathing, heartbeat, sleeping, sound, waves, heat and even conversation.

The three types of combination: 1stC, 2ndC and 3rdC, are what I believe to be a closed system of logic. On and off, stop and go, in and out, are all examples of 1stC.  More and less, higher and lower, bigger and smaller, are all examples of 2ndC.  Because back and forth does not apply to either 1stC or 2ndC is the reason for 3rdC.   There are no other types of combination that exist.

Once subjects combine and form a relation, 1stC, an extrinsic subject is formed.  Extrinsic subjects are subjects given to a relation.  They are the names given to groups.   Examples of extrinsic subjects are topics, nature and the last name, or surname, of a family.  In 1stC the extrinsic subject is being formed, in 2ndC the extrinsic subject already existed and in 3rdC more than one extrinsic subject apply.  Intrinsic subjects, conversely, are subjects within a relation.  They are the parts of a group.  The intrinsic subjects are related, relevant and relative to each other. 

Right is if a subject is within an extrinsic subject and possession is if a subject is intrinsic to an extrinsic subject.  Therefore, right is the inverse of possession.   For example, if a subject is in your possession, then you have a right to that subject.

Wrong, being the opposite of right, is if a subject is not within an extrinsic subject.  With morality an example of this is infidelity.  With patriotism an example of this is treason.

Good is to increase a relation and bad is to decrease or hinder a relation.   Because extrinsic subjects are, of course, subjects, good and bad are subjective. 

It is important to make clear that the words subjects, objects and units are somewhat interchangeable.  They can be substituted for one another yet they do not mean the same thing.  Subjects have properties and they have emotional ramifications.   Objects also have properties but they do not have emotional ramifications. Units do not have properties and units do not have emotional ramifications.  For example, if someone lost a finger as a unit that person would have one fewer body part, if the finger were considered to be an object then that finger would simply be gone, and as a subject that person would suffer pain.  Units are identified with numbers, objects can be created and destroyed without consequence, and subjects do have consequence which is otherwise known as bias.  Therefore, although relations can be composed of subjects, objects or units; in order to discuss emotion theory the term subjects must be employed.

There are two axioms that are necessary to include because they solve certain problems.  The first axiom, "The League Rule" or "The Authority Rule," states, "Extrinsic subjects can never be related to intrinsic subjects."  Such an event would instantly cause a new extrinsic subject to exist.   Therefore, the event could never occur.  Like items cannot be extrinsic and intrinsic to each other. 

The second axiom, "The Base Rule," states that, "Related subjects cannot combine."  This is true for the same reason that unrelated subjects cannot separate.  Once subjects are combined, they cannot combine again.  This is the basis for much of physical morality. 

The Subjations is intended to be an explanation of non-physical reality.   Although non-physical reality is not tangible (thus the reason it is called non-physical) it is reality all the same.  Naturalism is not the complete picture.   There are few things in the universe that are permanent and this is one of them.  Non-physical reality has always been and will always be.  All we can do is try to explain it better.  Otherwise people will either deny its existence or substitute it with fictional ideas instead.   After all, government is not a given.  Governments do change and sometimes they are not around at all.
Information / Categories of Emotions
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:04:19 PM »
Organizing emotions into categories looks like this:

Anxiety Emotions
             + Nervous, Shy
             - Concern, Worry, Fear, Terror
Empathetic Emotions
             + Dignity, Honor, Arrogance
             - Self-Pity, Modesty, Humility, Embarrassment
Antipathetic Emotions
             + Jealousy, Envy, Respect, Admiration
             - Pity, Disgust, Contempt, Disappointment
Extreme Emotions
             + Shy, Arrogance, Ecstatic, Love
             - Fear, Terror, Contempt, Sad, Hate, Horror

Performance Assessors
             + Surprise, Ecstatic
             - Disappointment, Embarrassment, Sad
Static Emotions
             + Pride, Jealousy, Respect, Dignity
             - Shame, Pity, Modesty, Sorry
Action Emotions
             + Envy, Honor, Admiration
             - Disgust, Humility, Regret
Information / The Symmetries of Emotions
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:03:40 PM »
One of the interesting aspects of Subjations theory is that it enables us to see how emotions are symmetric.
This table shows that symmetry.  The first example, pride and shame, can be read as, "Pride is the opposite of shame in terms of contentment."

     Emotion A                 Emotion B                     In Terms Of

     Pride                        Shame                         Contentment
     Jealousy                   Dignity                         Empathy and Antipathy
     Jealousy                   Pity                              Contentment
     Jealousy                   Self-Pity                       Contentment and Empathy/Antipathy
     Dignity                      Pity                              Contentment and Empathy/Antipathy
     Self-Pity                    Pity                              Empathy and Antipathy
     Envy                         Honor                           Empathy and Antipathy
     Envy                         Disgust                         Contentment
     Envy                         Humility                        Contentment and Empathy/Antipathy
     Honor                       Disgust                         Contentment and Empathy/Antipathy 
     Humility                    Disgust                         Empathy and Antipathy
     Arrogance                Contempt                      Contentment and Empathy/Antipathy
     Surprise                   Embarrassment             Contentment
     Surprise                   Disappointment             Contentment
     Embarrassment       Disappointment             Empathy and Antipathy
     Ecstatic                    Sad                               Contentment
     Happiness                Unhappiness                Combination and Separation
     Nervous                   Worry                            Combination and Separation
     Shy                          Fear                              Combination and Separation
     Concern                   Terror                            Mild and Extreme
     Satisfaction             Grief                              Possession
     Satisfaction             Distress                         Want
     Satisfaction             Relief                             Possession and Want
     Relief                       Distress                         Possession
     Relief                       Grief                              Want
     Distress                   Grief                              Possession and Want                   
     Forgive                    Blame                            Relevance
     Love                        Hate                              Empathy and Antipathy
Information / Psychological Dimensions
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:01:23 PM »
It is common to define a subject as an object of study.  Thus the reason we say we change subjects if a topic is changed.  In the Subjations system however, a subject is a cross-utilized unit of a relation.  This new definition is not much different than being an object of study but it includes the reason that elements of a topic are relevant or related. 

By defining a subject as a cross-utilized unit of a relation instead of as an object of study the concept of dimensionality comes into play.  Objects of study are one dimensional just as the units of a graph are of the first dimension along the x-axis of a Cartesian coordinate system.   When we include the concept of relations into the definition of a subject, the event of creating a relation is much like a function.  Functions are, after all, relations.  Therefore, a relation is nothing more than being in the second dimension or in the y-axis.  The y-axis in mathematics is the functional mapping of the x-axis, y = f(x).
The next dimension, the z-axis, contains multiple relations.  But that is it, there are no more dimensions.  The first dimension are subjects, the second dimension are relations and the third is multiple relations.  No more dimensions are possible.  In this way, if one says that a subject is an object of study, then this person has a one-dimensional mind.  To say that a subject is a cross-utilized unit of a relation is a sign of a three-dimensional mind.
Information / A Bit About Love
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 11:00:47 PM »
The world has something to learn about love. In Subjects and Relations theory,

"Love is extreme empathy."

Here is the proof:
Given that,
1. Apathy is lack of emotion.
2. Empathy and antipathy are antonyms.
3. Love and hate are antonyms.

If an emotional situation exists, one is either empathetic, apathetic or antipathetic. There are no other possibilities. Being that different degrees of empathy and antipathy must exist, extreme amounts of empathy and antipathy must exist as well. It is easy to display that extreme antipathy must be hate as hate occurs from an opponent in a competition. Opponents are antipathetic adversaries. If hate is extreme antipathy and love is the opposite of hate then love must be extreme empathy.

The world doesn't seem to know this. I have never seen it written. In the Wikipedia it says, "This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states."

Colorful ideas about love can be seen here in this Wisdom Commons page:

Both references, and in the dictionaries I have looked at, never say, "Love is extreme empathy."
This is certainly not unusually difficult to consistently define.
General Discussion / Introduction
« Last post by JHuber on January 26, 2012, 10:45:23 PM »
Welcome to the Subjects and Relations discussion forum. 
The name, Subjations, is a blend of the words subjects and relations. 

I didn't invent those words.  They are as natural as nature gets.  This isn't my opinion.  Everything is contained in them.  There is nothing higher. 

It is likely that you have arrived here because of the card game Transcendental Reality.  This website explains the philosophy that this game is based on.  Here is the official place where this is discussed. In all of human history this has never been done before. 

I'll grant anyone permission to post here if they like.  You will have to email me for permission though.  Either that or email me your post and I'll submit it for you.  This is the only way I can fight the spam of cyberspace. 

John Huber
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