Prescribed Title 3 Final Draft

Prescribed Title 3 Final Draft - Anita Zia Theory of...

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Anita Zia Theory of Knowledge: 3B Prescribed Title III: Draft 3 3 June 2016 “In gaining knowledge, each area of knowledge uses a network of ways of knowing.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of Knowledge . The features of a network include structure and some sort of connection whether good or bad. Networks can be cellular, social, neural etc. and the size and structure of a network can vary. To give an idea of what a network really is, a good example would be a network topology which is basically the arrangement of links in a computer system, it’s a topological structure meaning properties of information in a space. Networks can be physical like LAN for the internet or logical where data flows in a more abstract sense without a physical component. Networks can consist of nodes which can represent various ways of knowing. Networks can sometimes be used to achieve a goal in mind by linking and using various data. A network can essentially be defined as a system with separate entities, that work together by passing and processing information back and forth in links or connections. I agree that knowledge is a description of reality based on all pertinent facts thus networks can be used to construct and validate knowledge using the ways of knowing in different areas of knowledge such as math or art. To further explain the posit that each area of knowledge uses a network, math uses a network of ways of knowing to accurately structure knowledge. A good way to explain math is that math is essentially the science of rigorous proof. A network is needed in order to accurately make math truthful. I argue that this network has a heavier emphasis on some ways of knowing . I interpret the network of math as being rigidly structure, and Page 1 of 6
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in the shape of a star with reason being the center. In the network of math, the prominent way of knowing would be reason. Math uses axioms and deductive reasoning to break down the universe and reason would need to be the master service in order to have accurate and consistent information. The other ways of knowing connected to reason would be language, intuition, imagination and faith. I can then expand my star by attaching emotion which would be produced by imagination and sense perception and
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