Areas Of Knowledge Mindmap

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  • AOK
    • Natural sciences
      • Physics/Biology/Chemistry
      • Scientific Method
        • Results are unprejudiced and repeatable, testable
      • Hindered by Fallacious Reasoning
        • WOK – Reason
      • Falsifiability
        • Possibility of proving it flase
        • Most accurate answer we have at the time
          • Evidence refuting this can cause a paradigm shift
            • Paradigm shift – a change in approach or underlying assumptions
    • Human Sciences
      • Humanities/Social Science/Psychology
      • Gathering of Qualitative and Quantitative Data
        • Qualitative – Observations/Behaviour
        • Quantitative – Numerical
      • Find causation and correlation
        • Can be difficult – i.e. Chicken and Egg
      • Study of things "aware" of their own existence
      • WOKs – Emotion
    • Ethics
      • Study of morals
        • WOKs can be used to investigate how ethics are used
      • Many different perspectives
        • E.g. Religion – interpretation of scripture
        • Theories
          • Utilitarianism – an action’s worth should be measured solely by the amount of happiness it brings about.
          • Deontologicalism – intrinsic right or wrong of the intention to act, rather than the consequences
          • Consequentialism – judged by the consequences of the actions
      • One of the most complicated AOKs
    • Religious Knowledge Systems (RKS)
      • Affect of religion
        • Differences between religious beliefs
      • WOKs – Faith, Emotion
      • Mostly contradicts Natural Sciences
    • The Arts
      • Problem constituting what "proper" art is
      • Subjective
        • Variation from person to person
          • E.g. Beauty
      • WOK – Emotion
      • Reflection of society, therefore changes over time
    • Mathematics
      • Treated as singular branch of science concerning number, quantity and space
        • Not actually science however due to lack of falsifiablity
      • WOK – Reason
      • Relationship with the Arts
    • History
      • Study of the past – interaction with it
        • Changes being made
          • Progression
        • Evidence
          • How this can affect the history we know
            • Events being rewritten
    • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
      • Original inhabitants of region
      • Diverse and hard to access
      • WOK – Imagination
        • Elders and the passing of knowledge
      • Different perspectives on world and acquiring knowledge about it
      • NEW (2015)

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