Why “doxometry”?

Doxa ( belief, common opinion) + metry

It’s a discursive application of analytic philosophy optimized for description of memeplexes.

It’s semiotically most similar to ‘philosophy’ (love of knowledge), just with more modest assumptions, suited for the postmodern minds.

1) not love abstract concepts, just measure what people say they believe - language game of open questions, not psychoanalysing and accusing of bad faith

2) ‘doxa’ is just belief, common opinion - no pretensions to knowledge

My heuristics

I’d sooner say that two things are similar than totally different. It takes less conversational burden (a thing more quantifiable than ‘epistemic burden’) to say two objects share some property, than to deny sharedness on all properties.

OTOH I’d sooner say that 2 things are fundamentally not the same rather than the same. That is against Occham’s razor. These sort of assertions, such as the take below,

are divisive to the conversation, i.e. obstruct the life of the common vocabulary needed to communicate. They are more political than scholarly.

Divide, Escalate, Purify

Elucidating differences between fundamental values of different social groups is a conflictogenic endeavour. So it might just as good to embrace this divisive nature. All good stuff does that, ‘bringing sword, not peace’.

Content not-about doxometry

Apart from that analysis angle, there are also more positive posts on topics I find interesting at a given moment, ranging from human dating and mating patterns to politics.

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