说知 – Chinese philosophy and culture

shuōzhī 说知

Knowledge from Explanation

推理而得的知识。“说知”是墨家提出的一种知识类别,同时也标志着一种认知方式。墨家认为,知识的获取有三种方式,即“亲知”“闻知”“说知”。“说知”指利用已有的知识或信息,对其进行推理而认知事物。

Knowledge from explanation is a type of knowledge and a way of acquiring it proposed by the Mohist School. In their opinion, knowledge is gained in three ways: by personal experience, by hearsay, and by explanation. To learn by explanation means making use of one’s own knowledge and information to reach conclusions and gain understanding.

引例 Citations:

◎知,闻、说、亲。(《墨子·经上》)

(知,分为闻知、说知、亲知。)

Knowing comes from hearsay, explanation, or personal experience. (Mozi)

◎方不障,说也。(《墨子·经说上》)

(不受空间限制而获取知识,就是“说知”。)

To gain knowledge without being limited by one’s confines is gaining knowledge from explanation. (Mozi)

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