What of these other fours?
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 This blog focuses on similarities between others' four-folds, tetrads, tetrachotomies, and mine, and includes links to online information on others’ fours in their own terms. It results from overgrowth of an old post at The Tetrast "What of these other fours?".
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Fours that I've
adopted or adapted:
Fours with a striking
likeness to mine:
Fours involving some
likeness to mine:
More-or-less different fours:
Unless otherwise stated within the post, first posted on Friday, December 5, 2008. Post times here are just a device to control the order of appearance. Most of the posts are based on entries in an older post "What of These Other Fours?" at The Tetrast.
Hyatt Carter's meta-fours

Recentest significant update: June 10, 2015.

Book cover of _Thinking Is the Best Way to Travel_. May the Fours Be With You. Image hosted by Photobucket Hyatt Carter's Meta-Fours - pun intended. In "Meta-Fours" he discusses a number of four-fold structures, along with their pursuers, such as David Spooner, Ken Wilber, Michael Denton, C.J. Jung, Wolgang Pauli, and John Sanford. Even I appear there! The cheerful Carter's interests include religion, spirituality, process philosophy, thinkers such as Alfred North Whitehead, Zen Master Dogen, and Charles Hartshorne, Joyce's fiction, and other things. He's written 15 books, including Thinking Is the Best Way to Travel: Essays along the Journey and Some Little Night Musings: 137 HyC Adventures. There's no comparison for me to make between his fours and mine, since Carter is working not so much on a particular four-fold pattern of ideas (as far as I can tell) as exploring four-fold patterns of ideas in general. As he puts it, I'm less eclectic than he is. We've emailed each other many times over the years, and I can vouch for the focus on tesserophiliac puns that he reports. In fact, we've been guiltier than he reports, and he's the guiltiest and best at it of all.

X of crossing diagonals. Each diagonal itself is a narrow X. Particularly interesting are his essays on chiasmus in poems and in the New Testament. My four-folds always have a chiastic structure, so I find this sort of thing interesting in an almost eerie way. Well not very eerie, but you know what I mean. Or if you don't know what I mean, here are some fascinating essays of his:

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