P equals "fundamental problem." W equals "a virtue." M equals "what is it and what is it like." There was time when P was considered a "Love of W." And M is more recently called "science." For my part I am going to define P as "thinking about stuff." I am going to define W as "thinking about stuff in a political way." And I am going to define M as "mathematics." This way I can reduce philosophy, wisdom and metaphysics to quantities both the Cedar Mockingbird and I might understand. Which is another way of saying, I wish to embark upon what I will call a "Q shift," because I don't like the word 'paradigm,' it's a word that has too much of a fashion quality, like "shark attack" or "blowing bubbles during a Polar Vortex."
Interesting that the early Christian Church pretty quickly followed the Ancient
Greeks and the less romantic Romans to put W into the category of
"Prudence." Along with Justice, Temperance and Courage. And more
than likely this particular division of 'Virtues' predates writing things down.
So it's possible to argue that W is as much about "competition" or "how to get a
socially acceptable satisfaction from winning," as it is to do with anything
else. So what might my reward be from a PWMQ shift. I could say
bight lights and a Chinese take away in Cancun. Or I could think of it as
an underlayment over which I have no control.