About the Title[edit | edit source]
The title is actually a kind of misnomer, a reference to a book by David Armstrong which does not demonstrate a thesis.
However, the content attempts to demonstrate what was not achieved in that book.
Intellectual Combinations[edit | edit source]
1. Category, 2. Extension and Scale, 3. Sets, 4. Permutation,
5. Paradox and Contradiction, 6. Positivism, Logical Proof, 7. Exponancy, Mathematics, 8. Input, Variablism,
9. Completeness, 10. Applied Knowledge and Exception, 11. Exemption, Virtualism, 12. Network, irrational relation
13. Being, subject, haecceity 14. Insistence, 15. Proneness, usefulness, context, 16. Literature, pragmatics
17. Stimulation, equity, 18. Experiment, Zone, 19. Hierarchy, Location, 20. Judgment, Advice
Concerning the Above Combinations[edit | edit source]
Combining the above elements results in a significant number of perspectives on the history of intellectualism, roughly from the earliest significant events, to the latest ones. For example, from 1 to 20 can be judged as the development from 'categories of category' to 'advice about advice'.
How to Develop Solutions Based on a Method[edit | edit source]
The categories are organized to produce rational solutions to pre-existing methods. In this sense the permutations are propositions of exceptionism or incompleteness.
For example, a logical proof (6) of permutation (4) might be a mathematics (7) of contradiction (5).
Incrementing every element becomes an easy way to get results even with very complicated data.
The History as It Stands Today[edit | edit source]
Methods of philosophy, logic, and science have often gone no further than the following methods:  obviousness,  tentativeness, and  thoroughness.
Sources that have gone beyond this can be found in reference to coherent theory .
For that purpose, I recommend A Database of Philosophical Ideas .