Order is difficult to describe
It is difficult to precisely describe what order is
In a sense, everyone knows what order is. But when I really ask myself “what is order” — in the sense of deep geometric reality, deep enough so that I can use it, and so that it is able to help me create life in a building — then it turns out that this “order” is very difficult to define.
We can’t define order in a precise and useful way.
However, we have intuition for order. We can feel it.
Are these intuitions objectively verifiable? Is there actually less order in these later examples than in the earlier examples? Or is it just a different order?
Does feeling the presence of beauty mean there is more order, or does it mean there is a difference in the kind of order present?
#book/The Nature of Order/1 The Phenomenon of Life/Preface/3 What is order?#