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Qualifics is the science of qualities. In this sense, it adopts the
formality of science, along with the so-called "soft side" of
psychology. However, it owes its motivation to philosophy,
which conveniently tends to be seen between those two areas.
The important thing about qualifics is that it deals with
The earliest qualific science was simply philosophizing about
Since then, science, logic, and mathematics have offered tools
for interpreting essence or qualia critically, for example, by
correlating length with intensity.
However, since qualifics always deals with qualities, what we
mean by criticism is really criticism qua essence.
That is the second beginning-point for qualifics.
The next beginning-point is 'how to fill in criticism such that
criticism has qualities?' It is the answer to this question
that defines a given qualific theory.
In fact, it is even possible to arbitrarily decide that the area of
concern is not criticism at all, but something else formal.
However, this secondary approach implies a formal lens, and a
system of exceptions related through the adopted tools to the
original case of 'something filling criticism'. In this way,
qualifics is related to theories of formal exceptions.
Next, we enter 'Intermediate Qualifics' which is the theory
of how to define the formalism such that it has qualities.
At this point it bears some resemblance to the Greek
theories of the physiologos, or early metaphysical thinkers,
except that these theories being defined aren't necessarily
theories about an entire world. Instead, they may define
exceptionally useful approaches to logic, language, or other
critical tools for interpreting the world.
Through criticism, qualities are granted a capacity to claim
a territory of experience.
At this point, which is still Intermediate, a philosophical
and linguistic concept called Mereology can be introduced.
This is the concept of treating objects on their own terms.
It also implies treating objective interpretations as objects
qua interpretation. What this means is that all factors being
considered in a perspective have a say in how the perspective
is critiqued and rendered.
Extending Intermediate Qualifics, mereology leads to the use
of critical lenses which are the first major logical tool of
qualifics. A critical lens in this case is simply a rule about
the impression and organization of the qualified object.
These rules may often take the form of quantification of a critical
terminology, or else a position of infinite regress, either of which
represents the organization of all the represented qualia.
For example, qualifics may take terms like 'system', 'bromide',
'esthetic thesis', and 'variable' and reach statements such as the
following, which qualify something about the organization of the
impression (These 'organizations of impressions' are often
qualified in some way, hence the name 'qualifics'):
*Traveling System ("All systems travel" ||standard||)
*Bromide Changes ("Functions change, bromides change,
bromide must be that which changes")
*Esthetic Theses are Contexts ("Theses are touches")
*Variables must be Highly Qualified (||Qualia variables||).
At an advanced level of qualifics, terminology such as emerges
from Intermediate Qualifics are thrown around as standard tools
of qualification and criticism, returning and reiterating the idea of
a critical lens, and informing aesthetic choices as well as
Qualific Darwinism: This is a variation on Qualifics in which
excesses of certain qualities lead to death. The condition of dying
from such qualities is termed 'overexposure'. A critical element of
overexposure is that multiple qualities of different types have
been combined. It is the complex negativity and terminal
perfection that leads to death. Another way to describe it is that
death is being efficient or cheap. Thus, the things that survive in
Qualific Darwinism tend to be inefficient, expensive things. A
translation of this, however, is that it includes efficient biological
processes. Biology is efficient, but not fatally efficient.
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