LS Re: Principles of the MoQ

Magnus Berg (
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 03:02:37 +0100

Hi Diana.

I'll be brief.

> 2. The Dynamic-static split
> The best way to split Quality is into dynamic and static quality.
> Dynamic quality is experienced as freedom, newness, excellence, fun,
> beauty. Static quality is experienced as structure, normality, apathy,
> stability.

DQ is also danger, uncertainty, chaos.
SQ is also security, certainty, order.

Why not write them in pairs so that it's clear that they complement
each other. Sometimes one is preferred, sometimes the other.
For example: freedom - captivity, new - known, danger - security,
chaos - order, beauty - consistence.

> 6. The hierarchy of morality
> The purpose of all Quality is to do what is moral and the order of
> morality from lowest to highest is inorganic, biological, social,
> intellectual and Dynamic. The static levels also exhibit low quality and
> high quality patterns within themselves.

I'm still a bit uncertain about comparing DQ to SQ like this. The ordering
above seems to imply that DQ is a fifth level. DQ always has a right to
affect all kinds of patterns. You have a moral obligation to test a new
(Dynamic) idea. But the very existence of static patterns proves that
they resist Dynamic chaos. DQ in the diagram in SODV is all around the
static boxes, not only above.


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