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INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION          liii
Aristotelian Orientations
Non-Aristotelian Orientations
7.   By definition 'absolute sameness in
"all" respects' ('identity')_______
8.   Two-valued 'certainty', etc.
9.   Static absolutism
Empirical non-identity, a natural law as universal as gravitation
Infinite-valued maximum probability
Dynamic relativism
Empirical fullness of electro-magnetic, gravitational, etc., fields
Empirical space-time
Empirical relative simultaneity
Functional, non-linear
4-dimensional space-time
10.   By definition 'absolute emptiness',
'absolute space', etc.
11.   By definition 'absolute time'
12.   By definition 'absolute simultaneity*
13.   Additive ('and'), linear
14.   (3 + 1)-dimensional 'space' and
'time'
15.   Euclidean system
16.   Newtonian system
17.   'Sense' data predominant
Non-euclidean systems
Einsteinian or non-newtonian systems
Inferential data as fundamental new factors
18.   Macroscopic and microscopic levels
19.   Methods of magic (self-deception)
20.   Fibers, neurons, etc, 'objective'
orientations
Sub-microscopic levels Elimination of self-deception Electro-colloidal process orientations
21.   Eventual 'organism-as-a-whole', dis-
regarding environmental factors
22.   Elementalistic structure of language
and orientations
Organism-as-a-whole-in-emvironments, introducing new unavoidable factors
Non-elementalistic structure of language and orientations
23.   'Emotion' and 'intellect', etc.
24.   'Body* and 'mind', etc.__________
25.   Tendency to split 'personality'
26.   Handicapping nervous integration
Semantic reactions
Psychosomatic integration
Integrating 'personality'
Producing automatically thalamo-corti-cal integration
Extensional structure of language and orientations, producing:
Consciousness of abstracting
27.   Intensional structure of language
and orientations, perpetuating:
28.   Identifications in value:
a)  of electronic, electro-colloidal, '
etc., stages of processes with the silent, non-verbal, 'objective' levels
b)  of individuals, situations, etc.
c)  of orders of abstractions
29.   Pathologically reversed order of
evaluation
■ Extensional devices
Natural order of evaluation
30. Conducive to neuro-temantic tension Producing neuro-setnantic relaxation