The Schematic Definitions

The comprehensive organization of the power hierarchy calls for a higher degree of precision than has so far been demonstrated. The systematic organization of the power hierarchy allows the construction of what are termed the power pyramid definitions. This crucial innovation spells out (in longhand) the precise location of each virtue or value within the linguistic matrix, while preserving the correct status of respective authority and follower roles. Each definition is formally constructed along the lines of a two-stage sequential format; namely, (A) the formal recognition of the preliminary power maneuver, and (B) the current countermaneuver now being employed, and hence, labeled. Take, for example, the representative power pyramid definition of justice reproduced below:

Previously, I (as your group authority) have honorably

acted in a guilty fashion towards you: countering

your (as PF) blameful treatment of me.

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But now, you, (as group representative) will

justly-blame me: overruling my (as GA)

honorable sense of guilt.

According to this specific example, the honorable sense of guilt expressed by the group authority represents the preliminary power maneuver, countered by the just-blaming strategy initiated by the group representative. According to this basic format, the preliminary power perspective represents the one-down power maneuver, while the immediate power perspective is designated as the one-up variety. Power leverage is accordingly achieved by rising to the one-up power status; namely, ascending to the next higher metaperspectival level.

The complete four part listing of power pyramid definitions for the virtuous mode is listed in Figs 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E. The instinctual terminology of operant conditioning is seen to dominate at the initial levels, replaced in due fashion by the virtues, values, and ideals of the higher levels. At each succeeding level, a new term (underlined) is introduced (representing the power maneuver currently under consideration). Beginning with the group authority level, the initial terms begin to drop out of the definitions, necessarily freeing up space for the current terms under consideration; (whereby maintaining a stable buffer of terms within the definitions). The respective authority and follower roles remain fixed throughout the entire span of the power hierarchy, systematically abbreviated approximately half of the time for sake of brevity in non-critical (redundant) positions. Accordingly, PA stands for personal authority, PF equals personal follower, GA stands for group authority, etc. Three of the atypical abbreviations are GR (group representative), SD (spiritual disciple), and RH (representative member of humanity).

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NOSTALGIA

Previously, you (as reinforcer) have rewardingly acted in a reinforcing fashion towards me: overriding my (as procurer) solicitous treatment of you.

But now, I (as personal authority) will nostalgically act in a solicitous fashion towards you: overruling your rewarding treatment of me.

HERO WORSHIP

Previously, I (as personal authority) have nostalgically acted in solicitous fashion towards you: overriding your (as reinforcer) rewarding treatment of me.

But now, you (as personal follower) will worshipfully act in a rewarding fashion towards me: overruling my (as PA) nostalgic treatment of you.

GLORY

Previously, you (as my personal follower) have worshipfully acted in a rewarding fashion towards me: overriding my (as PA) nostalgic treatment of you.

But now, I (as group authority) will gloriously act in a nostalgic fashion towards you: overruling your (as PF) worshipful treatment of me.

PRUDENCE

Previously, I (as group authority) have gloriously acted in a nostalgic fashion towards you: overriding your (as PF) worshipful treatment of me.

But now, you (as group representative) will prudently act worshipfully towards me: overruling my (as GA) glorious treatment of you.

PROVIDENCE

Previously, you (as group representative) have prudently acted in a worshipful fashion towards me: overriding my (as GA) gloriously nostalgic treatment of you.

But now, I (as spiritual authority) will gloriously act in a provident fashion towards you: overruling your (as GR) prudent-worship of me.

FAITH

Previously, I (as spiritual authority) have gloriously acted in a provident fashion towards you: overriding your (as GR) prudent-worship of me.

But now, you (as my spiritual disciple) will prudently act in a faithful fashion towards me: overruling my (as SA) provident treatment of you.

GRACE

Previously, you (as my spiritual disciple) have prudently acted in a faithful fashion towards me: overriding my (as SA) gloriously-provident treatment of you.

But now, I (as humanitarian authority) will providently act in a graceful fashion towards you: overruling your (as SD) prudent-faith in me.

BEAUTY

Previously, I (as your humanitarian authority) have providently acted gracefully towards you: overriding your (as SD) prudent-faith in me.

But now, you (as representative member of humanity) will beauteously act in a faithful fashion towards me: overruling my (as HA) graceful treatment of you.

TRANQUILITY

Previously, you (as representative member of humanity) have beauteously acted in a faithful fashion towards me: overriding my (as HA) providently-graceful treatment of you.

But now, I (as transcendental auth-ority) will tranquilly act in a graceful fashion towards you: overruling your (as RH) beauteous-faith in me.

ECSTASY

Previously, I (as your transcendental authority) have tranquilly acted gracefully towards you: overriding your (as RH) beauteous-faith in me.

But now, you (as my transcendental follower) will beauteously act in an ecstatic fashion towards me: overruling my (as TA) tranquil sense of gracefulness.

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GUILT

Previously, you (as reinforcer) have leniently acted in a reinforcing fashion towards me: overriding my (as procurer) submissive treatment of you.

But now, I (as personal authority) will guiltily act in a submissive fashion towards you: overruling your lenient treatment of me.

BLAME

Previously, I (as personal authority) have guiltily acted in a submissive fashion towards you: overriding your (as reinforcer) lenient treatment of me.

But now, you (as my personal fol-lower) will blamefully act in a lenient fashion towards me: overruling my (as PA) guilty treatment of you.

HONOR

Previously, you (as my personal follower) have blamefully acted in a lenient fashion towards me: overriding my (as PA) guilty treatment of you.

But now, I (as group authority) will honorably act in a guilty fashion towards you: overruling your (as PF) blameful treatment of me.

JUSTICE

Previously, I (as group authority) have honorably acted in a guilty fashion towards you: overriding your (as PF) blameful treatment of me.

But now, you (as group representative) will justly-blame me: overruling my (as GA) honorable sense of guilt.

LIBERTY

Previously, you (as group representative) have justly-blamed me: overriding my (as GA) honorable sense of guilt.

But now, I (as spiritual authority) will honorably act in a libertarian fashion towards you: overruling your

just-blaming of me.

HOPE

Previously, I (as spiritual authority) have honorably acted in a libertarian fashion towards you: overriding your (as GR) just-blaming of me.

But now, you (as my spiritual disciple) will blamefully-hope for justice: overruling my (as SA) libertarian sense of honor.

FREE WILL

Previously, you (as my spiritual disciple) have blamefully-hoped for justice: overriding my (as SA) libertarian sense of honor.

But now, I (as humanitarian authority) will honorably act in a freely willed fashion towards you: overruling your (as SD) blameful-hope for justice.

TRUTH

Previously, I (as humanitarian authority) have honorably acted in a freely-willed fashion towards you: overriding your (as SD) blameful hope for justice.

But now, you (as representative member of humanity) will justly-hope for the truth: overruling my (as HA) libertarian sense of free will.

EQUALITY

Previously, you (as representative member of humanity) have justly-hoped for the truth: overriding my (as HA) libertarian sense of free will.

But now, I (as transcendental authority) will freely-willed act in an egalitarian fashion towards you: overruling your (as RH) just-hope for the truth.

BLISS

Previously, I (as transcendental authority) have freely-willed acted in an egalitarian fashion towards you: overriding your (as RH) just-hope for the truth.

But now, you (as my transcendental follower) will blissfully hope for the truth: overruling my (as TA) egalitarian treatment of you.

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DESIRE

Previously, I (as reinforcer) have rewardingly acted in a reinforcing fashion towards you: overriding your (as procurer) solicitous treatment of me.

But now, you (as personal authority) will desirously act in a solicitous fashion towards me: overruling my rewarding treatment of you.

APPROVAL

Previously, you (as personal

authority) have desirously acted in a solicitous fashion towards me: overriding my (as reinforcer) rewarding treatment of you.

But now, I (as your personal follower) will rewardingly act in an approving fashion towards you: overruling your (as PA) desirous treatment of me.

DIGNITY

Previously, I (as your personal follower) have rewardingly acted in an approving fashion towards you: overriding your (as PA) desirous treatment of me.

But now, you (as group authority) will dignifiedly act in a desirous fashion towards me: overruling my (as PF) approving treatment of you.

TEMPERANCE

Previously, you (as my group authority) have dignifiedly acted in a desirous fashion towards me: overriding my (as PF) approving treatment of you.

But now, I (as group representative) will temperately act in an approving fashion towards you: overruling your (as GA) dignified-desire for me.

CIVILITY

Previously, I (as group representative) have temperately acted in an approving fashion towards you: overriding your (as GA) dignified-desire for me.

But now, you (as spiritual authority) will dignifiedly act in a civil fashion towards me: overruling my (as GR) temperate-approval of you

CHARITY

Previously, you (as my spiritual authority) have dignifiedly acted in a civil fashion towards me: overriding my (as GR) temperate approval of you.

But now, I (as spiritual disciple) will temperately act in a charitable fashion towards you: overruling your (as SA) civilly-dignified treatment of me.

MAGNANIMITY

Previously, I (as your spiritual disciple) have temperately acted in a charitable fashion towards you: overriding your (as SA) civilly-dignified treatment of me.

But now, you (as humanitarian authority) will civilly act magnanimously towards me overruling my (as SD) charitable treatment of you.

GOODNESS

Previously, you (as humanitarian authority) have civilly acted magnan-imously towards me: overriding my (as SD) charitable treatment of you

But now, I (as representative member of humanity) will charitably act with goodness towards you: overruling your (as HA) magnanimous treatment of me.

LOVE

Previously, I (as representative member of humanity) have charitably acted with goodness towards you: overriding your (as HA) civilly magnanimous treatment of me.

But now, you (as transcendental authority) will magnanimously act lovingly towards me: overruling my (as RH) goodly treatment of you.

JOY

Previously, you (as transcendental authority) have magnanimously act-ed lovingly towards me: overriding my (as RH) goodly treatment of you.

But now, I (as your transcendental follower) will goodly act in a joyous fashion towards you: overruling your (as TA) magnanimously-loving treatment of me.

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WORRY

Previously, I (as reinforcer) have leniently acted in a reinforcing fashion towards you: overriding your (as procurer) submissive treatment of me.

But now, you (as personal authority) will worrisomely act in a submissive fashion towards me: overruling my lenient treatment of you.

CONCERN

Previously, you (as my personal authority) have worrisomely acted in a submissive fashion towards me: overriding my (as reinforcer) lenient treatment of you.

But now, I (as your personal follower) will leniently act in a concerned fashion towards you: overruling your (as PA) worrisome treatment of me.

INTEGRITY

Previously, I (as your personal follower) have leniently acted in a concerned fashion towards you: overriding your (as PA) worrisome treatment of me.

But now, you (as group authority) will worrisomely act with integrity towards me: overruling my (as PF) concerned treatment of you.

FORTITUDE

Previously, you (as group authority) have worrisomely acted in an integrity-filled fashion towards me: overriding my (as PF) concerned treatment of you.

But now, I (as group representative) will fortitudinously act with concern towards you: overruling your (as GA) worrisome sense of integrity.

AUSTERITY

Previously, I (as group representative) have fortitudinously acted in a concerned fashion towards you: overriding your (as GA) worrisome sense of integrity.

But now, you (as spiritual authority) will austerely act with integrity towards me: overruling my (as GR) fortitudinous sense of concern.

DECENCY

Previously, you (as spiritual authority) have austerely acted with integrity towards me: overriding my (as GR) fortitudinous sense of concern.

But now, I (as spiritual disciple) will fortitudinously act in a decent fashion towards you: overruling your (as SA) austere sense of integrity.

EQUANIMITY

Previously, I (as your spiritual disciple) have fortitudinously acted in a decent fashion towards you: overriding your (as SA) austere sense of integrity.

But now, you (as humanitarian authority) will austerely act with equanimity towards me: overruling my (as SD) decent treatment of you.

WISDOM

Previously, you (as humanitarian authority) have austerely acted with equanimity towards me: overriding my (as SD) decent treatment of you.

But now, I (as representative member of humanity) will decently act in a wise fashion towards you: overruling your (as HA) austere sense of equanimity.

PEACE

Previously, I (as representative member of humanity) have decently acted in a wise fashion towards you: overriding your (as HA) austere sense of equanimity.

But now, you (as transcendental authority) will peaceably act with equanimity towards me: overruling my (as RH) decent sense of wisdom.

HARMONY

Previously, you (as transcendental authority) have peaceably acted with equanimity towards me: overriding my (as RH) decent sense of wisdom.

But now, I (as transcendental follower) will wisely act in a harmonious fashion towards you: overruling your (as TA) peaceable treatment of me.

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The Power Pyramid Definitions of the Vices of Defect

The completed description of the power pyramid definitions for the virtues, values, and ideals serves as the basic foundation for the language matching procedure. This virtuous realm is not the total picture; for any all-encompassing system must be able to deal with the evils of the world as well as the good. For every virtue and value, there exists a corresponding vice (or antonym): i.e., love vs. hate, good vs. evil etc. Aristotle defines these opposites as the vices of defect. Just as the virtues and values were seen as higher metaperspectives within the realm of operant conditioning (appetite or aversion aimed at positive or negative reinforcement), Skinner also distinguishes a darker side of conditioning (commonly known as punishment). Punishment represents a complete reversal of the reinforcement format in that positive and negative reinforcers are withheld rather than bestowed, discouraging behaviors that are not suitably solicitous or submissive. In contrast to the desire for rewards, apathy leads to spitefulness rather than approval. Furthermore, in contrast to a worrisome anticipation of leniency, indifference leads to malice rather than concern. In turn, laziness/ treachery is substituted in place of nostalgia/ hero worship, while negligence/vindictiveness replaces guilt/blame.

These basic listings of vices group together similar to those seen for the virtuous mode; namely, the grouping of laziness-negligence-apathy-indifference is termed the ego vices, while the next higher grouping (treachery-vindictiveness-spite-malice) is termed the alter ego vices, in direct correspondence to the original groupings of ego/alter ego states. Furthermore, a series of eight even more abstract listings of vices builds in a hierarchial fashion upon this elementary foundation in the ego and alter ego vices. This alternate power pyramid hierarchy of the vices is identical in every respect to the format previously seen for the reinforcement hierarchy, each virtue or value corresponding (point for point) with a respective vice within the punishment hierarchy. Each such vice is a direct antonym of the corresponding virtue, making for precise, quartet style listings analogous to the traditional listings of virtues and values. This master, power pyramid hierarchy of the vices of defect is depicted Fig. 3A, identical in form and function to that of the virtuous mode depicted in Fig. 1A.

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Laziness - Treachery ........ Negligence - Vindictiveness
Infamy - Insurgency............Dishonor - Vengeance
Prodigality - Betrayal..................Slavery - Despair
Wrath - Ugliness.....................Tyranny - Hypocrisy
Anger - Abomination.............Prejudice - Perdition

Apathy - Spitefulness ............Indifference - Malice
Foolishness - Gluttony..........Caprice - Cowardice
Vulgarity - Avarice...............Cruelty - Antagonism
Oppression - Evil................Persecution - Cunning
Hatred - Iniquity..............Belligerence - Turpitude

It further proves possible to construct a parallel series of power pyramid definitions with respect to this realm of the vices of defect, parallel in every respect to those specified for the virtuous mode. A complete listing of the definitions for the vices of defect are shown in Figs. 3B, 3C, 3D, and 3E; in preparation for a discussion on applications to artificial intelligence.

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LAZINESS

Previously, you (as punisher) have refused to act rewardingly towards me: overriding my (as adversary) failure to act solicitously towards you.

But now, I (as personal authority) will lazily fail to act solicitously towards you: overruling your (as punisher) refusal to act rewardingly towards me.

TREACHERY

Previously, I (as personal authority) have lazily failed to act solicitously towards you: overriding your (as punisher) refusal to act rewardingly towards me.

But now, you (as my personal follower) will treacherously refuse to act rewardingly towards me: overruling my (as PA) lazy treatment of you.

INFAMY

Previously, you (as my personal follower) have treacherously refused to act rewardingly towards me: overriding my (as PA) lazy treatment of you.

But now, I (as group authority) will infamously act in a lazy fashion towards you: overruling your (as PF) treacherous treatment of me.

INSURGENCY

Previously, I (as your group authority) have infamously acted lazily towards you: overriding your (as PF) treacherous treatment of me.

But now, you (as group representative) will insurgently act in a treacherous fashion towards me: overruling my (as GA) infamously-lazy treatment of you.

PRODIGALITY

Previously, you (as group representative) have insurgently acted treacherously towards me: overriding my (as GA) lazy sense of infamy.

But now, I (as spiritual authority) will infamously act in a prodigal fashion towards you: overruling your (as GR) insurgently-treacherous treatment of me.

BETRAYAL

Previously, I (as your spiritual authority) have infamously acted in a prodigal fashion towards you: overriding your (as GR) insurgently-treacherous treatment of me.

But now, you (as my spiritual disciple) will insurgently act in a betraying fashion towards me: overruling my (as SA) prodigal treatment of you.

WRATH

Previously, you (as my spiritual disciple) have insurgently acted in a betraying fashion towards me: overriding my (as SA) infamously-prodigal treatment of you.

But now, I (as humanitarian authority) will prodigally act in a wrathful fashion towards you: overruling your (as SD) insurgent-betrayal of me.

UGLINESS

Previously, I (as humanitarian authority) have prodigally acted wrathfully towards you: overriding your (as SD) insurgent-betrayal.

But now, you (as representative member of humanity) will betrayingly act in an ugly fashion towards me: overruling my (as HA) wrathful treatment of you.

ANGER

Previously, you (as representative member of humanity) have betrayingly acted in an ugly fashion towards me: overriding my (as HA) wrathful treatment of you.

But now, I (as transcendental authority) will wrathfully act in an angry fashion towards you: overruling your (as RH) ugly-betrayal of me.

ABOMINATION

Previously, I (as transcendental authority) have wrathfully acted in an angry fashion towards you: overriding your (as RH) ugly-betrayal of me.

But now, you (as my transcendental follower) will abominably act in an ugly fashion towards me: overruling my (as TA) angry treatment of you.

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NEGLIGENCE

Previously, you (as punisher) have refused to act leniently towards me: overriding my (as adversary) failure to act submissively towards you.

But now, I (as personal authority) will negligently fail to act submissively towards you: overruling your (as punisher) refusal to act leniently towards me.

VINDICTIVENESS

Previously, I (as personal authority) have negligently failed to act submissively towards you: overriding your (as punisher) refusal to act leniently towards me.

But now, you (as personal follower) will vindictively refuse to act leniently towards me: overruling my (as PA) negligent treatment of you.

DISHONOR

Previously, you (as my personal follower) have vindictively refused to act leniently towards me: overriding my (as PA) negligent treatment of you.

But now, I (as group authority) will negligently act in a dishonorable fashion towards you: overruling your (as PF) vindictive treatment of me.

VENGEANCE

Previously, I (as group authority) have negligently acted in a dishonorable fashion towards you: overriding your (as PF) vindictive treatment of me.

But now, you (as group representative) will vengefully act vindictively towards me: overruling my (as GA) dishonorable treatment of you.

SLAVERY

Previously, you (as group representative) have vengefully acted in a vindictive fashion towards me: overriding my (as GA) negligently dishonorable treatment of you.

But now, I (as spiritual authority) will dishonorably-enslave you: overruling your vengefully-vindictive treatment of me.

DESPAIR

Previously, I (as spiritual authority) have dishonorably-enslaved you: overriding your (as GR) vengefully-vindictive treatment of me.

But now, you (as my spiritual disciple) will vengefully act in a despairing fashion towards me: overruling my (as SA) dishonorable-enslavement of you.

TYRANNY

Previously, you (as my spiritual disciple) have vengefully acted in a despairing fashion towards me: overriding my (as SA) dishonorable-enslavement of you.

But now, I (as humanitarian authority) will tyrannically-enslave you: overruling your (as SD) despairing treatment of me.

HYPOCRISY

Previously, I (as humanitarian authority) have tyrannically-enslaved you: overriding your (as SD) despairing treatment of me.

But now, you (as representative member of humanity) will despairingly act in a hypocritical fashion towards me: overruling my (as HA) tyrannical-enslavement of you.

PREJUDICE

Previously, you (as representative member of humanity) have despairingly acted in a hypocritical fashion towards me: overriding my (as HA) tyrannical-enslavement.

But now, I (as transcendental authority) will tyrannically act prejudicially towards you: overruling your (as RH) hypocritical treatment.

PERDITION

Previously, I (as transcendental authority) have tyrannically acted prejudicially towards you: overriding your (as RH) hypocritical-despair.

But now, you (as transcendental follower) will hypocritically act in a perditionable fashion towards me: overruling my (as TA) prejudicial treatment of you.

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(READERS NOTE -- the last two tables for the vices of defect will not be shown here due to space constaints.It also should be noted that the utility of these various tables is explained in the second half of this specification, as specified within the flow-chart schematic of the IIALA).

The Power Pyramid Definitions of the Accessory Groupings of the Virtues and the Vices of Defect

In addition to the fundamental listings of virtues and vices, it is further possible to postulate the existence of a parallel series of accessory terms. These accessory virtues and vices arise as direct transformations upon the major groupings, with the "you" and "I" reversed within the corresponding power pyramid definitions. This allows for a subjective perspective upon a purely objective viewpoint (and vice-versa). These accessory terms represent close synonyms of the major terms, specifying a distinction between the subjective/objective styles of polarity; namely, desire vs. passion, blame vs. censure, etc. (as schematically represented in Fig. 4A (the virtues)

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Poignance - Adoration ......... Culpability - Censure
Exaltation - Circumspect..Uprightness - Equitableness
Bountifulness - Devotion.......... Freedom - Fairness
Blessings - Charm ............. Conscience - Credence
Serenity - Happiness .......Brotherhood - Contentment

Passion - Admiration .......... Apprehension - Caring
Respect - Continence .............. Probity - Bravery
Courtesy - Kindness .......... Forbearance - Scruples
Graciousness - Benevolence .... Patience - Shrewdness
Affection - Gladness ............ Amity - Concordance

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and also Fig. 5A (the vices).

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Sloth - Mutiny ......... Carelessness - Retaliation
Notoriety - Rebellion ...... Ignominy - Retribution
Profligacy - Treason .........Bondage - Desperation
Disgrace - Vileness.........Subjugation - Mendacity
Fury - Abhorrence ............. Bigotry - Pernicity

Dispassion - Grudgingness..Callousness - Malevolence
Crassness - Lechery ..... Fickleness - Pusillanimity
Rudeness - Greed .......Wantonness - Contentiousness
Brutality - Wickedness....... Torment - Ruthlessness
Meanness - Depravity ....... Atrocity - Fiendishness

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Furthermore, these accessory terms are further converted into their own distinctive complements of power pyramid definitions. Figs. 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E depict the complete listing of definitions for the accessory virtues, values and ideals: followed by Figs. 5B, 5C, 5D, and 5E: designating the further series of power pyramid definitions for accessory vices of defect.

(READER NOTE)--- These accessory sets of definitions will not be shown here due to space constraints.

The Power Pyramid Definitions of the Vices of Excess, and Accessory Vices of Excess

The cohesive hierarchy of the vices of defect cannot be said to be all-inclusive, for only half of the Seven Deadly Sins are fully accounted for by these traditional vices. Several of the deadly sins; namely, pride, envy, and covetousness defy incorporation into this hierarchy of opposites. Their existence is ultimately explainable in terms of an additional hierarchy of vices, known since ancient times as the vices of excess. The classical Greek philosopher, Aristotle first proposed such a dual system of vices; namely, the vices of defect (as previously described) and the vices of excess (defined as extremes in the realm of the virtues). Aristotle viewed the virtuous mode as a system of mean values (or norms) interposed between these two extremes of vice. For example, the cardinal virtue of fortitude represents the ideal mean value between the corresponding vice of defect (cowardice), and the alternate vice of excess (recklessness). While the vices of defect represent clear-cut antonyms, the vices of excess designate a more ambiguous determination of a degree of excess (a factor clearly relativistic when compared across different cultures). Certain of the vices of excess are universal denounced, for example, pride is an excessive form of nostalgia, whereas shame represents excessive guilt. Indeed, an entire parallel hierarchy of vices of excess is depicted in Fig. 6A, whereby mirroring point-for-point its respective foundation in the hierarchy of the virtuous realm.

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Pride - Flattery ............................. Shame - Criticism
Vanity - Adulation ................. Humiliation - Ridicule
Conceit - Patronization .......... Mortification - Scorn
Pretention - Indulgence ............. Anguish - Mockery
Sanctimony - Sycophancy..... Tribulation - Cynicism

Impudence - Envy ..................... Insolence - Disdain
Arrogance - Jealousy ............... Audacity - Contempt
Impetuosity - Covetousness .... Rashness - Reproach
Presumption - Longing ............... Boldness - Chagrin
Smugness - Affectation ......... Harshness - Bitterness

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These vices of excess, in turn, are incorporated into a distinctive complement of power pyramid definitions, as presented in Figs. 6B, 6C, 6D, and 6E.

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PRIDE

Previously, you (as reinforcer) have excessively acted rewardingly towards me: overriding my (as procurer) extremely solicitous treatment of you

But now, I (as personal authority) will pridefully act in an extremely nostalgic fashion towards you: overruling your (as reinforcer) excessively rewarding treatment of me.

FLATTERY

Previously, I (as personal authority) have pridefully acted extremely nostalgically towards you: overriding your (reinforcer) excessively rewarding treatment of me.

But now, you (as my personal follower) will flatteringly act excessively rewardingly towards me: overruling my (as PA) prideful treatment of you.

VANITY

Previously, you (as personal follower) have flatteringly acted in an excessively rewarding fashion towards me: overriding my (as PA) prideful treatment of you.

But now, I (as group authority) will pridefully act in a vain fashion towards you: overruling your (as PF) flattering treatment of me.

ADULATION

Previously, I (as group authority) have pridefully acted in a vain fashion towards you: overriding your (as PF) flattering treatment of me.

But now, you (as group representative) will flatteringly act with adulation towards me: overruling my (as GA) vain sense of pride.

CONCEIT

Previously, you (as group representative) have flatteringly acted with adulation towards me: overriding my (as GA) prideful sense of vanity.

But now, I (as spiritual authority) will vainly act in a conceited fashion towards you: overruling your (as GR) flattering sense of adulation.

PATRONIZATION

Previously, I (as spiritual authority) have vainly acted in a conceited fashion towards you: overriding your (as GR) flattering sense of adulation.

But now, you (as my spiritual disciple) will flatteringly act in a patronizing fashion towards me: overruling my (as SA) vain sense of conceit.

PRETENTIOUSNESS

Previously, you (as my spiritual disciple) have flatteringly acted in a patronizing fashion towards me: overriding my (as SA) vain sense of conceit.

But now, I (as humanitarian authority) will conceitedly act in a pretentious fashion towards you: overruling your (as SD) patronizing treatment of me.

INDULGENCE

Previously, I (as humanitarian authority) have conceitedly acted in a pretentious fashion towards you: overriding your (as SD) patronizing treatment of me.

But now, you (as a representative member of humanity) will patronizingly act in an indulgent fashion towards me: overruling my (as HA) pretentious treatment of you.

SANCTIMONY

Previously, you (as representative member of humanity) have patronizingly acted indulgently towards me: overriding my (as HA) pretentious treatment of you.

But now, I (as transcendental authority) will pretentiously act in a sanctimonious fashion towards you: overruling your (as RH) indulgent treatment of me.

SMUGNESS

Previously, I (as transcendental authority) have pretentiously acted in a sanctimonious fashion towards you: overriding your (as RH) indulgent treatment of me.

But now, you (as transcendental follower) will indulgently act in a smug fashion towards me: overruling my (as TA) sanctimonious treatment of you.

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SHAME

Previously, you (as reinforcer) have excessively acted in a lenient fashion towards me: overriding my (as procurer) extreme admission of having acted submissively towards you.

But now, I (as personal authority) will shamefully act extremely guiltily towards you: overruling your (as reinforcer) excessively lenient treatment of me.

CRITICISM

Previously, I (as personal authority) have shamefully acted extremely guiltily towards you: overriding your (reinforcer) excessively lenient treatment of me.

But now, you (as my personal follower) will critically act in a blameful fashion towards me: overruling my (as PA) shameful treatment of you.

HUMILIATION

Previously, you (as personal follower) have critically acted blamefully towards me: overriding my (as PA) shameful treatment of you.

But now, I (as group authority) will shamefully act in a humiliated fashion towards you: overruling your (as PF) critical treatment of me.

RIDICULE

Previously, I (as group authority) have shamefully acted in a humiliated fashion towards you: overriding your (as PF) critical treatment of me.

But now, you (as group representative) will critically-ridicule me: overruling my (as GA) shameful sense of humiliation.

MORTIFICATION

Previously, you (as group representative) have critically-ridiculed me: overriding my (as GA) shameful sense of humiliation.

But now, I (as spiritual authority) will humiliatingly act in a mortified fashion towards you: overruling your (as GR) critical-ridiculing of me.

SCORN

Previously, I (as spiritual authority) have humiliatingly acted in a mortified fashion towards you: overriding your (as GR) critical-ridiculing of me.

But now, you (as my spiritual disciple) will scornfully-ridicule me: overruling my (as SA) mortified treatment of you.

ANGUISH

Previously, you (as my spiritual disciple) have scornfully-ridiculed me: overriding my (as SA) mortified treatment of you.

But now, I (as humanitarian authority) will mortifiedly act in an anguished fashion towards you: overruling your (as SD) scornful-ridiculing of me.

MOCKERY

Previously, I (as humanitarian authority) have mortifyingly acted in an anguished fashion towards you: overriding your (as SD) scornful-ridiculing of me.

But now, you (as representative member of humanity) will scornfully act in a mocking fashion towards me: overruling my (as HA) anguished treatment of you.

TRIBULATION

Previously, you (as representative member of humanity) have scornfully-mocked me: overriding my (as HA) anguished treatment of you.

But now, I (as transcendental authority) will anguishingly act with tribulation towards you: overruling your (as RH) scornful-mocking of me.

CYNICISM

Previously, I (as transcendental authority) have anguishingly acted with tribulation towards you: overriding your (as RH) scornful-mocking of me.

But now, you (as my transcendental follower) will mockingly act in a cynical fashion towards me: overruling my (as TA) anguished sense of tribulation.

(READERS NOTE -- the last two tables for the vices of excess are not shown here due to space constraints)

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In analogy to the virtuous mode (upon which they are based), these vices of excess (by definition) are further complemented by accessory listings of terms, as formally depicted in Fig. 7A. These accessory vices of excess are formally incorporated into their own accessory complement of power pyramid definitions, as listed in Figs 7B, 7C, 7D, and 7E.(READERS NOTE -- these diagrams, including the corresponding definitions, are not shown due to space constraints).

The Power Pyramid Definitions of the Vices of Hyperviolence, Along with the Corresponding Accessory Terms

According to the enduring traditions of ethics proposed by Aristotle, the virtuous realm is conceptualized as a mean value between the vices of defect and the vices of excess. This three-way specialization, however, conspicuously lacks an even sense of symmetry. Being that the extremes in the virtuous realm lead to the vices of excess, then the vices of defect must similarly be invested with a parallel realm of extremes: a domain termed further termed the realm of hyperviolence. Hyperviolence differs from ordinary violence primarily in the degree of extremes with which it is bestowed. The disturbing instances of senseless violence typically reported in the news clearly fall into this category, an unfortunate escalation of aggressive behavior that is completely out of proportion to its precipitating circumstances. The more routine vices of defect clearly exhibit the distinct propensity for escalating into such a hyperviolent state of affairs in susceptible individuals. Such outbursts are typically isolated incidents, the perpetrator usually fleeing to avoid prosecution (resulting in minimal potential for any ongoing style of interaction). Accordingly, there is little in the way of terminology for describing these hyperviolent states. Owing to the critical significance of this realm of hyperviolence, a simple terminology has been devised for labeling the predicted individual slots. Each of the regular vices of defect (such as spite) is given the prefix hyper-, designating its extension into the realm of excess (i.e., hyper-spite). The complete listing of the terms of hyperviolence is depicted in Fig. 8A,

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H-Laziness - H-Treachery . . . . H-Negligence - H-Vindict.
H-Infamy - H-Insurgency . . . . H-Dishonor - H-Vengeance
H-Prodigal - H-Betrayal . . . . H-Slavery - H-Despair
H-Wrath - H-Ugliness . . . . H-Tyranny - H-Hypocrisy
H-Anger - H-Abomin. . . . . H-Prejudice - H-Perdition

H-Apathy - H-Spite . . . . H-Indifference - H-Malice
H-Foolish. - H-Gluttony . . . . H-Caprice - H-Cowardice
H-Vulgarity - H-Avarice . . . . H-Cruelty - H-Antagonism
H-Oppression - H-Evil . . . . H-Persecution - H-Cunning
H-Hatred - H-Iniquity . . . . H-Belligerence - H-Turpitude

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while the accessory versions are listed in Fig. 9A. This terminology is further incorporated into a corresponding series of power pyramid definitions. The major listings of definitions are offered in Figs 8B, 8C, 8D, and 8E; while the accessory versions are given in Figs. 9B, 9C, 9D, 9E. (READERS NOTE -- these diagrams, including the respective sets of definitions, are not shown due to space constraints).

A Summary of the Unified Schematic Format of the Power Pyramid Hierarchy

In conclusion, the formal addition of the realm of hyperviolence completes the perfect four-part symmetry of virtues and vices within the power pyramid hierarchy. This complete four-part schematic system is depicted in Fig. 10 (actually a five-part diagram, with the addition of the novel concept of "neutrality status").

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+ + VICES OF EXCESS
(Excessive Virtue)

+ MAJOR VIRTUES
(Virtuous Mode)

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O ...... NEUTRALITY STATUS

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VICES OF DEFECT
(Absence of virtue)

HYPERVIOLENCE
(Excessive Defect)

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Neutrality status is defined as the benign sense of neglect we express to strangers on the street: individuals we have no meaningful relationship with (yet mean no harm to either). New interactions (by definition) stem initially from this neutrality status, progressing into the realm of the virtues, or alternately into the domain of the vices of defect. On rare occasions this process can leapfrog directly into the domain of excess; i.e., the vices of excess or the realm of hyperviolence. These transitions summate to a large number of options, namely, the four basic dimensions multiplied by 40 terms (for a grand total of 160 possible variations).

In addition, these four basic domains can freely transition into one each other; i.e., glory, transitions into the realm of excess as vanity, or alternately into the domain of the vices of defect as infamy, and also hyper-infamy (along with parallel transitions into the accessory realm. The sum total of potential single stage transitions yields a grand total of 1,120 possible variations (including transitions from the neutrality status). When two-stage transitions are further factored in (i.e., glory to vanity to infamy) the number of possibilities expands to the square of 1120 (or well over a million).

READERS - NOTE -- A complete listing of tabular definitions is posted at:
Main Definitions

And also at: Transitional Definitions

(For the transitional schematic definitions)