Nexialism

The science fiction author A. E. Van Vogt defined a nexialist as "One skilled in the science of joining together in an orderly fashion the knowledge of one field of learning with that of other fields", and I think that sums it up rather well.

Nexialism is generalism - structured, deliberate, interdisciplinary science.

As you would probably guess, a lot of nexialist are into General Semantics, due to the way it trains you to use your mind to observe what is really there, rather than just glancing at stuff and not noticing things.

A lot of the mages at pescu are nexialists, although they might not realise it, or might regard themselves as a generalist.

Some of them are working to get rid of lots of unconnected little sciences and replace it with a single, multi-disciplinary science with all of the facts from the other sciences fitted in in a properly interconnected way. As a start on this, we have started to collect together various effects, constants, principles, series, limits, hypothesis, theorems and laws of the type that you often know, but can never remember the name of when you want to look it up.

The home page of the Institute Of Nexialism is probably worth a visit as well.

I am in the process of trying to develop a network of nexialists, most of whom will have eclectic websites.

I have also been supplied with the following links:

  1. the nexial quest site