J. WARFIELD characterizes as follows the six basic types of interpretive relationships used as a systemic basis for his General Design Science:
"Definitive: includes, is included in, implies, is a member of, is in the same category as…
"Comparative: is greater than, is heavier than, is preferred to, is of equal or higher priority with…
"Influence: causes, affects, aggravates, enhances…
"Temporal: must precede, follows, overlaps in time.
"Spatial: lies east of, lies above…
"Mathematical: is a function of, is computable from, is less than or equal to, affects the likehood of…
"The brackets contain examples, but are by no means exhaustive of the set of possible relationships of each type" (1994b, p.60)).
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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