Essay on Belief, Natural Science, Economics And Mathematics

1259 Words May 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Belief has been described as “certainty about what cannot be seen”. Does this statement hold true in any, some or all Areas of Knowledge?

The quest for knowledge has led to the development of the areas of knowledge. People use multiple ways of knowing whether it be private or public to attain new findings in these areas. Personal or private ways of knowing require emotions and the influence of the persons upbringing therefore the origin of the outcome will be bias in some areas of knowledge. Within some areas of knowledge like religion, it is unquestionable that a private way of knowing provide a higher understanding of knowledge. Belief rests underneath knowledge and presents people with knowledge unobtainable by simple human logic. Belief can be defined as “certainty about what cannot be seen”, and of course this definition is biased to certain areas of knowledge. So what does belief mean in the areas of knowledge mainly Religion, Natural Science, Economics and Mathematics?

It is important to clearly define some things before moving on. The definition of certainty is “beyond a doubt; surely” (233). The definition of seen is “to [have] view[ed] [something]” (1289), in respects to being seen indirectly or directly.

From a mathematical point of view, it is essential to, above-all, understand the nature of Mathematics. Pure mathematics “is maths done for its own sake, while applied maths is maths with a practical use”. Pure mathematics isn’t as controversial as…

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