Why The Arts And Mathematics Play A Role On The Understanding Of The Connection Between The Application And Value

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One of the most important terms to define for this question is value. Value can be seen in tangible terms or in cognitive terms. Of course tangible assets such as cell phones or houses cost money thus, they are valuable. However, value can also be seen in intangible things such as memories or ideas. Personal thoughts might not necessary hold value to others, but it can be considered as something of worth for the individual possessing the thoughts. One definition for value is something that has the ability to be exchanged for another item or in "terms of some medium of exchange." In this essay I will be attempting to answer the following question "To what extend do the Arts and Mathematics play a role in the understanding of the connection between the application and value of Knowledge?" Knowledge can and has created several valuable items and assets. For instance, the laptop on my table, the money I haven my pocket, or the building I 'm being educated in are all forms of value created and spread of knowledge. Knowledge can be spread through language, reason, etc. which are all achievable through an education. Education is a way of seeing knowledge in action which furthers the application of knowledge as the students learn. An education can be considered an intangible good with a value, but with education comes the application of knowledge through teaching. It is understood through education that knowledge is not worth much if it is not used in reality or applied to physical items such as in the creation of books, food, or shelter. An example can be seen in most children and adults, which is their knowledge from others around them. As a newborn my knowledge of the world was extremely limited, but it expanded as I grew older becau... ... middle of paper ... ...ies such as China, Korea, or Japan, knowledge and respect go hand and hand. For instance, in Korea, elders are held in high respect due to their experience and knowledge. These seniors do not have to apply their knowledge in anyway for their juniors to see them as a valuable asset to their community because they understand the knowledge they have collected though the years. Therefore, they are respected with actions such as bowing from the younger individuals. Through art, history, and mathematics, it is true that without the application of knowledge, knowledge cannot hold value. Although this holds true for most tangibles possessions such as a phone or a laptop, it is also valid for intangible possessions such as an education. Looking at ways of knowing, reason and language are two areas that expand our understanding of the importance or value of applying knowledge.

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