Sunday, June 3, 2012

Child’s Play

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 2:56 PM


“A set having three members is a single thing
wholly constituted by its members but distinct from them.
After this, the theological doctrine of the Trinity as
‘three in one’ should be child’s play.”

– Max Black, Caveats and Critiques: Philosophical Essays
in Language, Logic, and Art
, Cornell U. Press, 1975

IMAGE- The Trinity of Max Black (a 3-set, with its eight subsets arranged in a Hasse diagram that is also a cube)

Related material—

The Trinity Cube

IMAGE- The Trinity Cube (three interpenetrating planes that split the eightfold cube into its eight subcubes)


  1. Hi Stephen:

    Have you seen Margaret Masterman's essay on a trinitarian diagram in Theoria to Theory?  I transcribed the relevant portions here:

    Comment by hipbone — Monday, June 4, 2012 @ 3:45 AM

  2. Hello Charles:

    No, I hadn't seen Masterman's essay, which is highly relevant.
    Thank you for the link.

    See the footnote to my post today on the next higher dimension:

    "Cube to Tesseract," http://m759.net/wordpress/?p=24955 .

    Comment by m759 — Monday, June 4, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

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