Areas Of Knowledge

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“Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.” Consider this claim with respect to two areas of knowledge.”
Answering this question requires the exploration of the initial statement: ““Without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished.” This exploration will lead to the acceptance of this initial statement as being valid but not in many cases. The two areas of knowledge that shall be used throughout this essay to support my claim are: mathematics and the social sciences. The role applied knowledge plays in mathematics and social sciences is crucial because it has resulted in numerous discoveries to occur, most of which has benefited man-kind.
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The application of these theories shows ways in which people can understand the world. An example is the Lorenz curve. In economics, the Lorenz curve is a graphical representation of the distribution of wealth and income. It was developed by Max. O. Lorenz in 1905 for representing inequality of the wealth distribution. Such a theory is useful in order to measure the GINI coefficient of a country, which measures the inequality of a country. At the same time, the GDP, Net national income, HDI, infant mortality rate index can all be used to understand the world through different economic…show more content…
The values and beliefs in religion are not questioned nor are they applied practically. It is taught in a theoretical manner, where the knowledge gained is not necessarily explained. All theoretical knowledge must explain why some affirmation is true. For example, in Islam, they say that it haram to kill animals and make them suffer, but it contradicts with the idea of the animals suffering in order to make the food halal. Even though, the knowledge gained by religion isn’t applied practically, it still affects an individual’s decisions. The values and beliefs gained by religion are bound to be held higher than any other knowledge an individual gains from the different mediums. In this case, it can be said that knowledge gained from religion which is not applied to the world has more of a greater value than knowledge which has been applied to the world.
In direct reference to this quote “knowledge without application is like a book that is never read” - this essay agrees with the fact that without application in the world, the value of knowledge is greatly diminished. An individual’s acquisition of knowledge beyond the most basic sensory input requires knowledge which is true. Even though, it is hard to classify which sort of knowledge is true, what I mean to say is that, the knowledge which has been proven by application is such which should be valued more in order

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