019a-flow differentiation similarity

so how do we show differentiation?    how is "two" different from "too" symbolically shown with rep theory?

aw:too = too ≈ too;two ≈ two = aw:two

"two" is not  like "too"  They are separate objects and thus we have a separate awareness of them.  differentiation means there is more than one object, because there is more than one object, there must a difference between the objects even if we arbitrarily represent them together.  by asserting "two as too"

What is similarity?  Similarity is a representation where the objects have a representation in common.

aw:too = too ≈ too;sound toō ≈ sound toō = aw:sound toō
aw:two = two ≈ two;sound toō ≈ sound toō =  aw:sound toō

two and too are associated to the same sound: toō .  this is how they are the same.  this is their similarity.  Because "two" and "too" have a representation in common we can see how the association can form a circular chain of awareness.  

(awareness:too) too -> too ; sound toō  -> sound toō  -> sound toō ; two -> two (awareness: two) -> two ; sound toō -> sound toō -> sound toō ; too ->  too (awareness: too)

difference is a representation that stops and similarity is a representation that is shared, that can form a chain.

too ≈ too;sound too ≈ sound too ≈ sound too;two ≈ too     -shared
too ≈ too;letters (3 letters starting with t) ≈ letters(3 letters starting with t) ≈ letters(3 letters starting with t);two  ≈ two  - shared
too ≈ too;letters (t, o, o)     -stops
two ≈ two;letters(t,w,o)     -stops
too ≈ too;letters (t, o, o) ≈ letters (t, o, o);letters (3 letters starting with t) ≈ letters(3 letters starting with t) ≈ letters(3 letters starting with t);letters(t,w,o)  ≈ letters(t,w,o);two  ≈ two  - shared through two steps
once shared through two steps, we could skip a step and get this:

too ≈ too;letters (3 letters starting with t) ≈ letters(3 letters starting with t) ≈ letters(3 letters starting with t);two  ≈ two  - shared

If I say too;two I mean they are associated in what ways?  without specifying, I don't know.  they can be associated based on the sound or based on three letter words starting with t.  but once I have made this new association, the association is real.  how the association gets maintained, how the association continues or flows, that is the basic problem for creating representation from non-representational materials, which we will look into later.  What is key here is the fact of representation and the importance that objects which have in common representations associate to other objects.  And this association is how awareness flows from object to object.  And objects which are different stop the flow.  

Differences and similarities make various axis of representation for an object such as two or too.  on one axis they are similar (sounds) and on another they are different (letters).  One way to think about this is that similarities form link points in a web of representations while differences form end points or branches into more limited sets of shared representations, shared links.

In the examples show far, the associations are shown as ≈ equivalence, but the associations are in fact identities.  or existentially identical.  but the association of (too ; two) is not contextually identical, it is arbitrary.  I cannot switch too and two without mixing up context when writing.  So two;too works only in certain contexts, that is the association only flows in certain contexts.  but I can make up two;too because reps are arbitrary.    eg.  "It isn't two hard to see that too plus two equals for"  

what we see in experience is a reprsentational flow from one representation to another.  but representations are not EXTERNAL.  I show the representations in this way, as we saw them with billiard balls, but very clearly, representations happen in awareness.  THERE ARE NO REPRESENTATIONS THAT ARE SEPARATE FROM AWARENESS.  

the flow of representations is the flow of awareness.  I'm not saying that things don't happen in the universe that affect us and  we can talk about.  what I'm saying is that without  seeing the changes and making the representational connection (flow, chain) in awareness, anything new or different will appear spontaneously.  and when that happens we impute (make a representation) for how that happened.  

we only think the world works the way it does because of the internal consistency and the fact that our representations are shared.  certitude is derived from personal and social consistency.... or from flow.  a flow is a consistent stream.  A consistent stream that connects to what?  

in Las Meninas we see a flow of looking through how the eye (hypothetically) saccades around the picture.  this is the flow of connecting visual data together.  there is a saccade track of looking along with the continual stream of visual information over time.   the retina is receiving a full image that is sent to the visual cortex and the eyes/mind is saccading through that stream at the same time.   That is, our attention flows around the picture.

flow is a key factor of attention and awareness.  Awareness flows through representations.  where awareness does not flow, there is no awareness, and there are no representations.  This flow of attention is a flow of recognition.  It follow a structure which produces chains. 

an expansion of awareness is an expansion of representational possibility... or an expansion of simultaneous flows or connections, instantiating new representations.  flows or chains do not have to be linear.  connections may move out in multiple associative paths SIMULTANEOUSLY.  

awareness is not a slow development.  it's complete, and then if flows from some point;  it expands.  awareness exists and then  representation making, connections are made, that expand awareness.  this is why and how representation making is arbitrary, and how we can use representation to instantiate a new awareness of objects (improvisational processes).  

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