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THE THOUGHT METHOD PROJECT -- ADDENDUM

At the top of Part 1 I said, "but I soon felt that I couldn't proceed without first having a system of definition. This would demand that a full definition of a word requires that each word in the definition be in turn defined (without the circularity of using the earlier defined word), and likewise each of those words, down to a fundament. I tried to define a few words in this spirit using labeled ideas from Part 2 as the "fundament." I followed how one proves a theorem in mathematics, that is by justifying each step with a more basic theorem or a basic assumption (axiom).

These are what I'm using to justify each step in definition:

SC = self completeness (I conflate self completeness, Part 2 #4 with wish, Part 2 #16 and consider it like an axiom.)

TD = think drive (See Part 2 #27 first, then #18. They are listed in #18 in a hierarchical way; I'll just string them together here):

thing - part; pearance - sequence; simil; extension; perceptual - identity; conceptual (yes-no); simil-controlled; alternative (contradictory simil controlleds); alternative dependent certainty (conditional); ceoffectual confirmation ("pattern" of complex thing locates missing elements); symbol - intention; quantity (simil by equivalent role);

The word I will try to define is "evaluate."
First I'll say "measure value."
Then for measure I'll say "see quantity."
And for value I'll say "can help."
And for can I'll say "do if wish."
And for help I'll say "do with other because wish other succeed."
etc., etc.

    measure
        see (thing) TD
        quantity TD
    value
        can
            do (implicit) pearance TD "pro-verb"
            if - conditional TD
            wish - SC
        help
            do - pearance TD
            with - locative - extension TD
            other - thing TD
            because - sequence location TD
            wish - SC
            other - thing TD
            succeed
                do TD
                after - sequence loc TD
                try
                    do - TD
                    against - wish-antiwish - wish circuit
                    resistance - thing - TD

I don't care to defend the logic or usage of this definition, but just to show the kind of thinking. It's perhaps ridiculous for ordinary purposes, but maybe this sort of analysis is used for computer programs for translating language to language or constructing robotic minds. Anyway, I've long since abandoned this. I'm a painter, although my painting does involve words and sentences.