Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

The Path of Knowledge: The Knowledge of Path

22 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2010 Last revised: 23 Feb 2010

Marvin Eli Kirsh

California State University, Los Angeles

Date Written: February 19, 2010


The philosophies of Parmenides, Socrates, Aristotle, the science of Einstein is discussed with respect to a division of the empirica l and abstracted as they refer to the universe and universals. Methodologies of the natural and anthropological sciences are contrasted in order to discuss validity in the representation of nature. A physical model for the evolution of knowledge is presented that distinguishes both the conceptual and physical in terms of path and memory, the immaterial and the material, human activity as it mirrors symbolism and need. The universe, as infinite in description only, is reduced to a form whose nature aligns more readily with modern anthropological conceptualizations and is alternate to the more tangible and empirical, yet abstracted, content of scientific theory.

Keywords: Representation of Nature, Asceticism, Resources of Volume and Space in the Natural, Biological Development, Graph of an Egg, Ethnography and Science, Cross Cultural Exchange, Evolution and Culture, Parmenides, Socrates, Aristotle, Emergence of Knowledge

Suggested Citation

Kirsh, Marvin Eli, The Path of Knowledge: The Knowledge of Path (February 19, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

Marvin Eli Kirsh (Contact Author)

California State University, Los Angeles ( email )

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
United States
323-263-0426 (Phone)


Paper statistics

Abstract Views