Yoneda Friend


In mathematical Category Theory the "Yoneda Lemma", according to some popularizations anyway, says that all things are entirely defined by their interconnections with other things. (OK, it's talking about ideal algebraic-geometric-topological structures on a platonic plane, but hey, it's a meta-metaphor!)

Thus Nouns don't count; Verbs do. All that is follows from the patterns of linkages among things. People too, from the lifetime perspective, are entirely defined by their relationships.

And "What's in a name?" Shakespeare was right: nothing!

(cf Roses by Other Names (2004-02-01), Liberal Education (2005-11-02), Greatest Inventions (2011-06-09), Core Buddhism (2011-10-17), Category Theory Concepts (2016-04-25), If You Need a Theorem (2018-11-08), ...) - ^z - 2019-11-22