Categories of Study

Posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago | Originally written on 17 Dec 2020

Speculative

Pure reason unbound to spatial-temporal world; concerned with ontological analysis i.e. the reasoning on the nature of being for various entities e.g. philosophy is concerned with the substance of reason, natural theology is concerned with the nature of the divine, computing has to do with the nature and operations on discrete knowledge.

  • Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Natural theology

Descriptive

Exploration of some landscape/vista i.e. associated with every body of knowledge is a domain e.g. for biology it is living organisms, economics has social order as its vista, anatomy is concerned with the nature of living forms.

  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Anatomy

Productive

Principles of production i.e. those rules by which production of goods and services may be most effectively carried out.

  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Business Studies

Aesthetic/Creative

Appeal through the senses and reliant on original and expressive though.

  • Visual
  • Culinary
  • Perfume
  • Kinesthetic
  • Experiential (immersive)
  • Auditory