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Comparative figures is a post-omnidoxical branch of comparology, comparative philosophy, and comparative religion concerned with the systematic comparison between figures of different religious and philosophical traditions, especially emphasising their ideological and biographical differences.

Comparative figures was first introduced into the study of religions and philosophies as an official branch of study by Cometan post-omnidoxically, however, the comparison between the ideas and biographical facts of figures in religions had of course existed for centuries prior. It was the formalisation of this into a distinct branch of study that was of particular importance to Cometan. 

Longevity of message

An important part of the comparison of figures regards their message and the nature of their core message as a reflection of their entire public identity. Certain figures, whether political or religious, hold core messages for a particular time and location to resolve the crises that are impacting those particular circumstances. Meanwhile, other figures hold a broader message that is transcendent of time and location circumstance. As a result, two types of figures emerge:

  • Transtemporal figure - a person whose identity and message are not regarding a particular time or place and whose message can be seen to be both universal and transcendent of particular circumstance.
  • Circumstantial figure - a person whose identity and message is resonant for only a particular group or for a specific place or time and whose message, once the issue has been resolved, becomes ambiguous and is historicised.
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