Firstly - Wouldn't we hope that one's political views are evidence led....?
Secondly - Where does knowledge of future events based on past experience fit into your diagram?
E.g. If I put a piece of potassium in water tomorrow (or at some other point in the future) we know it will react in a certain way as described in any chemistry book you can lay your hands on. We haven't actually put that specific piece of potassium in water yet but we still know what it will do when we do so. Which of your rings does that knowledge lie under?
So for someone like Faith we would have a "fact" circle that had biblical inerrancy in it because her perception of reality is founded on that. Its totally individual. Is that what you are doing - Examining individual perceptions of reality looking for common ground no matter how different?
Everyone would have slightly different circles like the YEC example
I think you are underestimating the differences. In the case of a YEC such as Faith if the objective empirical evidence appears at odds with the word of God then it is the objective empirical evidence that is wrong or which has been wrongly interpreted. In effect the perceived word of God lies in the inner core circle you have labelled as containing "facts".
So we could have a circle that contains facts -- objective evidence that we think is "true" to reality (or else all is illusion)
The equivalent for a YEC (e.g. Faith) would be something like - So we could have a circle that contains facts -- the word of God that we think is "true" to reality (or else all is illusion)
It’s interesting to consider how “world views” which don’t ground themselves in objective evidence would look in your diagrammatic form. We have already considered how a “world view” based on the word of God might be represented.
I was wondering how something like solipsism would be represented in your diagrammatic form.
Metaphysical solipsism would hold that the only thing known to exist is one’s own mind and that the whole notion of objectivity is itself therefore nothing other than an evidentially baseless philosophical construct.
So a solipsist would presumably be represented by an inner core circle labelled something like ‘my mind’ with things like objectivity lying in the outer ‘philosophy’ circle.
It’s difficult to see how such a world view, which classifies your inner circle of objectively evidenced facts in the outer reaches of the philosophy circle, would have much overlap with your original diagrams at all.
No no no. You are both wrong. The fact that bees appear to be able to fly despite the fact they cant is in fact incontrovertible evidence that we are in the matrix and that bees are agents of the machines.