Summary

Quality is the primary ontological substance of the Analytic Metaphysics of Quality. This means that the theory is about anything we label under the term “Quality” and, furthermore, that we expect to be able to label anything under that term if we want to. Quality consists of classical quality, romantic quality and Dynamic Quality. Of these, classical quality refers to language or intensions and romantic quality refers to phenomena or extensions. Dynamic Quality is an undefinable occurrence that transcends the boundaries of our thinking. It is often described as surprising and could also be seen as a reference to God. These forms of Quality can be represented by a Venn diagram.

The Venn diagram

Static quality is the union of classical and romantic quality. It consists of rational and gnostic quality. The elements of these forms of quality are called patterns. We may think of patterns as predicates in the sense that a predicate consists of an intension and an extension. The patterns of rational quality consist of an intension that is a reference to an extension. Gnostic patterns consist of an extension that is a reference to an intension.

This model allows us to express static quality within a Cartesian coordinate system. We may project a pattern on the Cartesian plane as a vector. Each vector contains information of the pattern’s ontological, epistemological and moral attributes. These vectors may be summed to explain manifestations of quality within series of multiple events, with each event being one vector. A vector has high moral value if it is in a 45-degree-angle in relation to the axes of the coordinate system.

The Cartesian coordinate system

In short, the Analytic Metaphysics of Quality combines various ancient and recent disciplines and ideas and unifies them within an analytically defined model.