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Empirical Techniques


The study below is a description of the microcosm within the empirical law sphere, i.e. the realm of technique and empirical sciences. For the 32 anthropological aspects are mirrored within each aspect. However because the microcosm both looks inward and outward from itself (towards and back from the 31 other aspects), 64 aspects result. This study is part of a far greater whole in the area of theoretical anthropology.


EXTERNAL WORLD

INTERNAL WORLD

(material/logical --objective/particular--)

(symbolical/spiritual --subjective/universal--)

physical empirics

mental empirics

psychological empirics

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matter

fine matter

immaterial

spiritual substance

chemistry

knowledge

emotion

insight

energy

theory

experience

worldview

health

thinking

holism

religion

Physics is the substance of the experimental.

Logic is the proof of the experimental.

The psychological is awareness and response know-how through experimental emotionality.

The spiritual is the domain of God and angels.

literal/concrete

objective

subjective

figurative/abstract

empirical actions and instruments

empirical theorizing

empirical value

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the what of technique

the how of technique

the who of technique

the why of technique

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the physical

the mental

the emotional

the spiritual

spirit

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soul

empirical vitality

timing techniques

psychological techniques

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nutritional techniques

'economical' techniques

response know-how

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mind

phrenal techniques

empirical thinking

pedagogical techniques

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medicinal sciences

trial and error/ experimental

social techniques

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body

physics & chemistry

empirical awareness

hedonic experiments

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mechanical techniques

artificial perception

empirics of esthetics

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NOMENCLATURE

Empirical Vitality

From jogging, via massage to physiotherapy people lend vigor to their vitality and in this they experiment with their health.

Nutritional Techniques

From growing vegetables, via genetical modified foods to diets nutritional sciences search for the optimal foods and eating habits.

Phrenal Techniques

From the steering of neurotransmitters in the synapses, via brain scans to topical surgery and brain implants scientists research and work on the health of our brains and from there seek to improve general life.

Medicinal Sciences

What would the world be without medicines!? Modern medicine has brought us far more benefits than misfits. But also these are discovered through the method of trial and error and therefore resort in the medicinal subaspect of the empirical. Biochemistry or neurochemistry is a biological field in respectively vegetation and humans and animals and is also employed for the development of medicines. I think that gene technology resides under this subaspect and therefore is an aspect of the third degree (i.e. sub-subaspect). Thus, the empirical --> the medicinal (or biochemical) --> the body-body section (kinetical and physical) equals genetical techniques.

Physics & Chemistry

Physics and chemistry are all about energy (empirical power in this subaspect). The harnessing of natural and chemical energy has led to an explosion of inventions.

Mechanical Techniques

From the cables of a winch, via mechanical prostheses for the limbs to physical laws that deal with movement scientists seek to ease human existence. Actually formulations like s/t=v (distance divided by time equals speed) resort under the logical sub-subaspect of the mechanical; they are third degree aspects twice the depth of the first degree aspect of the empirical (the mechanical being a second degree subaspect under that heading). Thus, the empirical (1st degree aspect)-->the mechanical (2nd degree subaspect)-->the logical (3rd degree sub-subaspect). All these things might be called forms of empirical movement (as referring to the 1st degree aspect of the kinetical).

Timing Techniques

From time devices (watches a.o.) to film techniques people deal with time and time frames.

'Economical' Techniques

From bookkeeping to logistical techniques arithmetics has to deal with the scarcity of time, space and resources. That this falls under the empirical aspect might be concluded from the fact these techniques are not the area of formal logic. Economic equations that look like rocket science, I am afraid, are mumbo-jumbo. The disciplines of macro- and micro-economics are more about (empirically obtained) statistics than about formal (based on apriori assumptions) logic. That is why economics is also called a dismal science, just like sociology.

Empirical Thinking

This might also be called logical theorizing. And a possible definition is: the empirical study of various hypotheses based on or derived from a theoretical idea, in order to conclude to it through deductive and discursive reasoning (from the theory to the facts and vice versa). Brain storming is a form of empirical thinking, because it is a mental experiment.

The Experimental/ Empirics

The way of trial and error is due to the limitations of human capability. By the way of experimentation scientists and inventors attempt to induce a theory, reasoning from the facts, via a hypothesis, to that central idea. Pure empirics is the empirics of empirics.

Empirical Awareness

Color, light and pattern techniques are the field of this science. Light techniques, for instance, can be used to quiet the mind and color techniques are employed for psychological purposes a.o. In these cases this technique produces and furthers feedbacks or responses with various aims.

Artificial Perception

Lenses and other artificial extentions and implants help people in the use of their senses.

Psychological Techniques

These techniques vary from questionaires to select employees to means of analyzing and assessing patients, clients of any kind and even criminals.

Response Know-how

The astute listener needs only half a word, facial or physical expression. Non-verbal communication is definitely part of response know-how.

Pedagogical Techniques

The streamlined ability to raise children, educate pupils or train soldiers are the subject of these techniques.

Social Techniques

From urban planning to mob control planners and leaders find ways to regulate society.

Hedonic Experiments

The pleasure in enjoying food and drink is in the combinations of the opposites of bitter and sweet, salty and sour. With music it is also a question of combining opposed impressions and so with perfumes.

Empirical Esthetics

Artistic experiments are used to express an idea, an emotion, mood swing, or phenomenon or objective of any kind. The time is long gone that people predominantly associated art with architectural, pictorial or musical accomplishments. It is not for nothing that we speak about the 'art' of child raising, love, life, cooking or leadership. This subsection must not be mistaken for the aspect of esthetics an sich. Esthetics used to be the study of beauty, but this idea has been supplanted by the attitude that art can be any product of aloofness and/or expressfulness. I use the term empirical esthetics to distinguish general art from the experimental playfulness that gladdens the soul. Art is in every good thing!


The 64 aspects better ordered:


The spiritual is not the area of human experiment (or at least should not be) and therefore everything that has to do with the spirit is denoted with x's.


body

mind

soul

spirit

spirit

spiritual health

dreaming

mystical

pistic/pneumatic

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spirit power

imagination

romantic

precatory

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soul

vital

historical

emotional awareness

ethical

empirical vitality

empirical timing

empirical awareness

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vital empirics

timing empirics

emotional empirics

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nutritional

economical

emotional response

juridical

empirical feeding

empirical scarcity

empirical expression

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nutritional empirics

economical empirics

response empirics

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mind

neurochemical/ biophysical

logical

emotional ideas

theological

empirical neuroplasticity

empirical logic

empirical holism

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neuroplasticity empirics

logical empirics

holistic empirics

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pharmaceutical

empiric/ experimental

social

worldview science

empirical medicine

(experimental) empiricism

empirical solidarity

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medicinal empirics

(empirical) experiments

social empirics

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body

physical force

perceptional

hedonic

paranormal

empirical power

empirical perceptionism

empirical hedonism

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physical empirics

perceptional empirics

hedonic empirics

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kinetic

senses

esthetic

parapsychological

empirical movement

empirical aesthesiodics

empirical esthetics

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mechanical empirics

aesthesiodic empirics

esthetical empirics

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Empirical vitality is a retrocipation of the empirical to the vital aspect and vital empirics is an antecipation of the vital to the empirical. The former looks back and the latter antecipates. It is no hairsplitting to distinguish between the two. The first denotes experiments that have to do with vitality and the second means that there is also an empirics that is not of vital importance.

Personally I sometimes make no difference between ethical theology and theological ethics, but strictly the former denotes that there are theologies that are not ethical and the latter means ethical studies that are theological in nature. The former, in my case, should be called ethics theology (that is a theology of ethics or ethics through theology, ethics from the point of view of theology; to be distinguished from theology ethics, an ethics of theology, or theology through ethics, theology from the vieuw point of ethics), or an anthropological theology of ethics to be precise. The same holds for empirics vitality, vital empirics or experiments and vitality empirics/experiments! Be careful with this then.

Empirical solidarity is a sociological experiment and social empirics is a social form of the study of sociological empirics (the same as empirics sociology). The former is an antecipation (for it looks forward from the empirical aspect to the social aspect) and the latter is a retrocipation (for it looks back from the social to the experimental).

Experiments in the other sections (all of which have to do with the spirit--the domain of God and angels) do and did occur in history, such as occult techniques and juridico-political manipulations. All of these have a dubious nature as the areas of the spiritual are not to be tampered with.


Integration of my theoretical anthropology and my theological ethics.



The apostle Paul: "Let nobody deceive himself, if somebody thinks he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise (1 Cor. 3.18)!"



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