Organization of revolution is first organization of our knowledge!
Questions and answers about “Map of knowledge”
Q1. What is the purpose of this project?
A1. To systematize our existing knowledge, to take inventory of what we know, so as to make possible the further development. Hence, it is both an educational tool – to know what we can recommend to the younger generation, a self-educational tool – to promote further knowledge in ourselves, and a tool of universal knowledge, as self-development can lead to knowledge and experience new to mankind as such.
Q2. Why knowledge should be organized?
A2. 1) As we accumulate knowledge, when we reach a certain level, without organization, any further advance is impossible. 2) We observe attempts at unification of knowledge in different spheres of reality. 3) A "classless society" presupposes people who overcome specialization of knowledge and strive to become multidimensional, general human beings. Hence, need for organization of knowledge. 4) Systematization (organization) of knowledge holds a special pleasure in that gaps between "islands" of knowledge become clearly visible. Moreover, in such systematization one is dealing only with one's own mind, and hence, it's a pleasure to observe that.
Q3. How do we systematize knowledge?
A3. 1) Previous attempts at systematization have been made according to alphabetical order. This is clearly random. 2) In some encyclopedias, knowledge has been systematized according to topics. But what order is there between topics? 3) Knowledge can also be systematized according to the time of appearance of a form of knowledge. Appearance of certain forms of knowledge coincides with stages in development of society. For example, during "Renaissance" "art" was the dominant form of knowing things.
Q4. Based on what criteria should we make selections for Map of Knowledge?
A4. First, it is personal like or dislike of some piece of knowledge, music, film, etc. (This “Map” is to be multimedia, not just text; knowledge includes such provinces as “art” and specific manifestations of art as “music”). But behind personal taste lies the criteria of helping, or hurting, the society of the future, by which we mean communism. Just like for the French bourgeoisie it was necessary to compose its encyclopedia, in which it would include the most advanced notions of its age, to gain a self-understanding as a class, a vision for the future, so it is for communists necessary to advance their own notion of the world by publishing and systematizing the most advanced views of our epoch, which is international, and not merely national, as it was for the French in XVIII century. Hence, in this MoK we’re defining the society of the future. This society springs from the best in the past.
Let us be more concrete. I have several audiobooks in front of me. Both of them science-fiction. The first is “philosophy of a taxi driver”, by which I mean that all existing relations are preserved in the society of the future, such as that you work for the money, and the harder you work, the greater will be your medical bill, etc. This “science fiction” we will not include in the MoK. But there is another book, in which there is also an exchange of commodities, in the future, but it implies that “the Empire is falling”, and in its stead, in the place of the oligarchy, a new kind of men are coming, the men of knowledge – then this book we shall include in the MoK.
Of course, we include only that of which we have had personal experience, and not simply heard about.
I. Systematization of knowledge according to topics:
II. Systematization of knowledge according to forms of knowledge:
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