The Basics

of knowledge spaces can here, as a start, only be outlined, of course. For although in principle things are quite simple, yet for sure new questions will arise time and again asking for new answers. So that all threatens to grow more complicated. Not every information inevitably elucidates; appearing out of place or out of time many things rather obscure.

Which finds us, though hardly realizing it, right in the middle. For the above statement is no superficial platitude at all, but indeed a basic law of knowledge. A logical principle, as to speak.

It may be called simplicity. Knowledge must be simple. Simplification is a vital element of every gain of knowledge. Knowing must find simple forms. Only these can be grasped and effectively used.

Which brings us to the next basic principle, that of application. Knowledge could hardly be denoted as knowledge if it were never employed. But to be capable of being used it must be reproducible. Its usage reproduces it. Thus knowledge multiplies.

These two principles describe two opposite motions that sometimes may appear as contraction and expansion, for example. The former leads to formation of simple things, the latter to their propagation and distribution in space.

Thus we have found two fundamental forces or activities as constituent features of knowledge cooperating to generate and structure space.

Not bad for a start.