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.
Richard McKeon
Richard McKeon, the pluralist philosopher, developed some four-fold classifications of philosophical issues, approaches, etc. McKeon was just recently brought to my attention, so I've barely had a chance to read him, but off the top of my head I'd say that his fourfolds differ from mine. There are at least two philosophers, Walter Watson and David A. Dilworth, who have used McKeon's fourfolds (and maybe his threefolds too), and I may attempt some comments on Watson and Dilworth eventually. Anyway, below is my rendition of a table in McKeon's 17-page paper "Philosophic Semantics and Philosophic Inquiry" which is available from a former student of his at http://net-prophet.net/mckeon/mckeon.htm. There's a link at that Webpage to a photoimage of the table, which I used. I can't render the slanting lines in html, so I made do with the slash characters. The horizontal spacing is the same, but I changed the vertical spacing to single-spaced wherever I could.

Modes of Being     
Modes of Thought  
That which is 
  Modes of Fact
 Modes of Simplicity
Being and Becoming-----------Assimilation and Exemplification--
Reality and Approximation--Categories of Thought
(Ideas and presentations)
Phenomena and Projections----
Discrimination and Postulation----
Process and Frame----------Categories of Language and
action (Symbols and rules)
Elements and Composites------
Construction and Decomposition----
Object and Immpression-----Categories of Things
(Cognition and Emotion)
Actuality and Potentiality---
Resolution and Question-----------
Substance and Accident-----Categories of Terms
   Principles    Methods   InterpretationsSelections
   Comprehensive————————————Dialectical——————————————————Ontological————————————————————Hierarchy (transcendental)
   Reflexive—————\/—————————Operational———————\/—————————Entitative—————————————————————Matter (reductive)
Meroscopic       /\Particular            /\Phenomenal
   Simple———————/——\————————Logistic—————————/  \————————Existentialist—————————————————Types (perspective)
   Actional————/    \———————Problematic——————————————————Essentialist———————————————————Kinds (functional)
                       BASIC DIVISIONS OF PHILOSOPHY
      Theoretic                    Physics                      Philosophy                 Logic
                      BASIC PROBLEMS
Check out the "four's" of Anne Bradstreet's TENTH MUSE LATELY SPRUNG UP IN AMERICA [1650] The first woman philosopher published in English.
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