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Chapter 1: The Flow of Direct Knowledge
Personal Growth: From Former Self To Self
As individuals, nobody gets to know us better than ourselves. Think back two years ago. What were you doing? How were you acting? The chances that two years ago, you wouldn’t be recognizable might seem outlandish, but as individuals, we are continually growing. Our growth comes from interacting with a variety of stimuli, including people, places, and things. The media we consume, the food we eat, and the people we meet all go into our growth.
As we grow, so does our knowledge. At the heart of every big step in your life, the way you use your knowledge will dictate the growth you see in yourself as you move towards the best form of yourself.
The Human Desire for Personal Growth
A big part of coming into your own is building knowledge. Some knowledge comes through the natural flows of human experience. A lot of direct knowledge, however, needs to be embraced and sought after.
As children in grade school, the process of learning sometimes may seem tedious and boring. That is until we see something or learn something that sparks a flame inside of us. That flame is the human desire for personal growth, and personal growth comes from any sort of knowledge that you obtain at the individual level.
Direct Knowledge provides users with the ability to embrace personal growth at any point in your life that you could see it being beneficial. To truly understand one’s self, the dedication to personal growth must feel natural and not forced. For any habit to stick, it must be one that provides the individual with that same spark we all feel when we find our favorite subject in school.
Direct Knowledge is here to ensure every individual is ready to rediscover their spark, or spread their flame for knowledge into new realms of learning.
Cultural Change: From Parent To Child
Learning does not simply start on the first day of school. From the moment we are born, parents provide us with teaching and guidance. While parents do not sit toddlers down and formally instruct them on how to be toddlers, they provide cultural education about the ways to act, behave, and interact with others. The essential experience as a child of having parents to guide you through the early, formative stages of life is priceless.
In a lot of ways, children need guidance at this stage more than ever. Sure, K-12 programs and college courses will provide them with a strong foundation for knowledge. Students entering a new school level, however, are only capable of succeeding in an institution if they are culturally skilled on how to act and behave.
Sharing is caring
The experience of a child learning from a parent is one of the most basic human processes for knowledge sharing. This knowledge obtained is something that forms their mood and actions for the rest of their lives.
Likewise, parents benefit from the experience by watching their child grow into a functioning adult. There are few experiences more rewarding than raising a child, as many parents will attest.
The experience is rewarding because the knowledge being passed down culturally from parent to child will help both grow together as intelligent individuals working for a better world. The parent/child relationship proves to be one of the most critical passages of knowledge in our entire lives. Also, adults can mentor children in various settings. At the core of the parent-to-child relationship is an adult looking for the best possible future for the child, provided through knowledge and cultural insights into how to be a proper person.
Education: From Professional To Student
Education is a vital institution at all levels. It’s the only institution that provides insights and examples about the human experience and what it’ll take to thrive as an individual.
While other institutions center on goals focused on the organization itself, the purpose of education is to spread knowledge, and importantly, teach the ability to acquire new knowledge. Learning is a human right. We make this possible thanks to the relationship between professionals and students. The transition from student to a professional seems steep. The process, which can lead students through undergraduate work to doctoral studies and beyond, involves a lot of research. The passage of knowledge from professional to a student is essential for both roles.
For students, the goal is to learn and absorb the knowledge available to become a professional.
Without the insights of professionals in the field, students would not be able to grow in their knowledge. While they may be able to read about subjects and theories, students require the guidance of professionals who know the information as if it were innate to their being. Only then it possible for the passage of knowledge to grow in a meaningful and permanent way.
The experience of the professional gained from working with students is also one of benefit. Sharing information and findings with students can assist professionals in building their understanding of what they know.
If you read something, you may know it on the surface level. If you can teach the information to others, especially those with less knowledge than you, the experience proves to be insightful and incredibly rewarding. Not to mention, the passage of knowledge from professionals to the student allows various academic fields to grow and flourish for decades to come.
Chapter 2: The Uses of Direct Knowledge
Discovering the Story of Humankind and the World Around Us
The key to any great thinker is curiosity. An inquiry into the world around us can lead us to incredible places. The world is full of mystery, and a massive part of that can be the moments that push us forward. In many cases, great people are a culmination of all the work that comes before them.
Education and knowledge are collaborative processes.
By looking at the people behind the ideas, as well as the ideas themselves, we can track centuries of progress in knowledge. Everyone reading Direct Knowledge today is, in part, an actor in a more extended play. The world is full of people who love to learn. Direct Knowledge focuses on the breadth of great work.
By accessing the expanses of the universe, we can understand ourselves better. That can mean things like where we come from, as well as how we act. Every realm of knowledge and education have roles to play here. The sciences and liberal arts are both parts of a larger picture.
To understand some of life’s most complex problems, we find that knowledge helps us learn what we need to know.
Understanding Our Knowledge
Direct Knowledge aims to expand our understanding of knowledge. If you want to study a new area, you can read the basics, as well as the history of the field. It’s all a part of a more extensive web of connected components, in which all lifelong learners participate.
Every field of study has a role to play, so let’s discuss the applications of each of them. In their objective way, each major area contributes to one another through the acceleration of our minds.
The explorations of the universe that occur through knowledge assist us in writing new chapters of humankind’s journey.
Applications to the sciences and humanities
When we find an application in a significant field of knowledge, this allows us to do two things. One, we understand the information more deeply. Two, we know how it contributes to our experience. If you’re curious about the applications for each field, let’s discuss their importance.
Often thought of as the scientific branches of knowledge, these categories deal with our innate human experience. The applied sciences dictate ways we operate as members of humankind. The formal sciences help us to master the process by which we explore the world around us. Lastly, the natural sciences build our understanding of new forms of innovation and progress. Each field helps us build an understanding of the human experience and journey.
For a lot of students and professionals, these fields of science help us build an overall knowledge of the living elements of humankind. Of course, our environment helps lead us to the liberal sciences, including social science and the humanities.
Applying the social sciences to our lives means understanding how we work and interact with one another. When we want to know why someone acts or behaves the way they do, we use subjective inquiry and scientific methodology. The combination of the two bits of help provides a look into the brain, the body’s reaction to events and people, as well as the innermost depths of human emotion and interaction.
While many support philosophical studies, actually participating in philosophical inquiry includes a lot of reading past thinkers’ works, as well as building on that thinking. Furthermore, work in library science and visual arts helps us interact with the study of humans through organized research.
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In a lot of ways, the content on Direct Knowledge guides you every step of the way. Articles are a fantastic way to engage with new topics. At no cost, you can read about the basics. Plus, catch up on current events.
Direct Knowledge FAQ
What is Direct Knowledge?
Direct Knowledge is a website (blog) that publishes articles to help both professionals and students in their quest for knowledge. These articles are informal –yet educational, insightful, and, most of all, helpful.
What is direct knowledge in terms of philosophy?
Philosophers seek to classify the various types of knowledge, a field of study called epistemology, to understand fundamental truths further. An essential part of this process is to characterize the different kinds of knowledge that exists. In this regard, direct knowledge is a foundational type of experience.
What is the meaning of direct knowledge?
A person gains direct knowledge through experience by perceiving something through the senses. This type of understanding of reality involves direct participation and does not depend on any thinking. For example, you can have direct knowledge that an object is in front of you because you see it. In other words, direct knowledge is not gained through reason, as is inferential knowledge.
How are direct knowledge and indirect knowledge related?
Philosophers often make a distinction between two different kinds of knowledge: direct knowledge and inferential knowledge. A self gains direct knowledge through a (physical) direct causal (experience-based) interaction between themselves and the object that that character is perceiving. Someone obtains inferential knowledge through either logical or social-based reasoning.
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