© Roger M Tagg 2008, 2010
Welcome to FROLIO – a new attempt to merge philosophy and the "semantic web". This website is in process of continuous development.
A number of types of relationships involve "scenarios" or "states of affairs". By this we mean a set of conditions which might exist and limit what we can do. Scenarios can be in the past, present or future. In the future of course, there may be many different scenarios depending on who is trying to forecast. Cynics - and others including historians and geologists - might say that there can be many scenarios describing what happened in the past and indeed are happening now.
Most scenarios are complex, in that many different variables come into play. They are usually a compound of many different "aspects", "dimensions", "themes" or "sub-scenarios".
Inevitably, this list is only partial and as yet incomplete.
|Name of Major Scenario Type||Explanation||
State of Affairs
|An elementary - or compound - consensual description of a past, present or potential situation in that part of the universe which is within the scope of discussion at the time.||US recession, major rise in sea level, tsunami, meteor strike, end of the world (potential); the Black Death, the Crusades (past)|
|A future activity or state of affairs, put forward by one human or group, presumably with the assumption that such a state of affairs falls within the proposer's power to deliver.||A cheap offer of some goods, an invitation to tender, a bid against a tender, a marriage proposal|
|Some question that arises in an activity where it can be determined whether or not the condition is fulfilled||Did we score more goals than the opposition?|
|One individual consideration, usually among many, which influence how a state of affairs may change||Cost, Customer satisfaction, Employee morale, Shareholder opinion|
|A situation within a state of affairs when a human or a group, or an animal, has more than one activity available to it||Buy or sell investments, run for the bus or walk and wait fro the next one|
These link you, the reader, to more details about FROLIO. The core of this website is a set of pages about relationships - links to these are on the first table below. The index in the bottom row points to a set of "diatribes" or opinionated essays, about things the author feels particularly strongly about!
|FROLIO home page||A simpler introduction to FROLIO||The elements of FROLIO||The major relationship categories|
|How FROLIO helps fight Bullshit||Index to related essays and diatribes||Author's rationale for doing all this||A reading list|
|Abstract concepts||Activities||What we can say about things and concepts||What we mean by Context|
|Why simple hierarchies aren't enough||Different types of Ideas||Things, concepts, objects and classes||Scenarios and "states of affairs"|
|Different sorts of Structures|
Some of these links may be under construction – or re-construction.
This version updated on 29th January 2010
If you have constructive suggestions or comments, please contact the author email@example.com .