about The Model Mind

THE MODEL MIND is a tightly structured e-book, a tutorial written in plain English and paced with explanatory illustrations. We conceived and configured TMM as a scale-invariant isomorphism across bound variables—or, less technically, we have given it a “fractal” structure by cutting it into nine chapters, each of nine sections, each of nine pages.

TMM 9 x 3 x 9 x 3

TMM is further divided into three sets of three chapters each, starting with a three-chapter OVERVIEW. Each chapter is similarly divided into three sets of three sections, for example:

IN BRIEF uses Mind Models to frame the topical focus: Chapter 2, for example, features the terminological tango of “sex” vs. “gender” as glossed by Luce Irigaray and W. V. Quine.

CASE STUDY demonstrates how Mind Models apply theory to practice: for example, Chapter 3 features analyses brought to bear by Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacan upon the tales of Edgar Allen Poe as translated into French by Charles Baudelaire.

IN DEPTH explores and explains the theoretical principles and structural constraints shown to underpin the topical focus: e.g. Chapter 4 collates the metapsychology and neurophysiology of instrumental (agentive) force extension by individual and collective actants (agents).

In short, you can independently plumb each chapter to various depths without losing sight of the surface. While technically disinclined readers need not furrow their brows over the IN DEPTH sections, impatient propellorheads may wish to flip past the IN BRIEF sections.

While the substance of The Model Mind relies upon citations, the views herein belong solely to its author, Ian Thorne. While you may not agree with what we say, we trust you would defend our right to say it. We hope you find it at least as informative as provocative.

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