, is a technique of triadic analysis-synthesis which has been developed by Gary Richmond based on the original idea of a possible applied science making three categorial distinctions, which philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce
, its creator, called “Trichotomic.” Peirce introduces trichotomic as the "art of making three-fold divisions” and trikonic is the name given to the electronic trichotomic approach to this science of the trichotomic or triadic analysis of anything which can be so analysed.
Trikonic is a method that has been developed to assist in certain researches and decision making processes which are of most interest to the virtual community. In the future, it will be developed into an electronic tool used for analysis & discussion, the terminology related to the components of various triads, the relations that triads hold with other triads, and much more.
The symbol shown in Figure 1.0 is referred to as the ‘trikon’ symbol by Richmond (2005). It displays the divisions of three categorial elements and their relationship for the subject in consideration
Trikonic Analysis/Peircean Category Theory
A major part of trikonic analysis is the three Peircean categories; these consist of firstness, secondness and thirdness:
- "Firstness is the mode of being that of which is such as it is, positively and without reference to anything else.
- Secondness is the mode of being that which is such as it is, with respect to a second but regardless of......