Part 5 of the essay series Research and Knowledge Accumulation
Euclid vs. Galileo vs. Freud
Some thinkers’ ideas are refined and built on for decades, centuries, or millennia. Other thinkers’ ideas are explored but then abandoned.
Part 4 of the essay series Research and Knowledge Accumulation
Left to itself, knowledge naturally decays. Yet we see many cases around us where researchers make discoveries and knowledge accumulates. What allows knowledge to accumulate in these cases?
In this essay, we will introduce the idea of an…
Part 2 of the essay series Research and Knowledge Accumulation
Finding a way in
In my previous essay, I proposed that the idea of knowledge accumulation was a key missing concept in our understanding of research.
How knowledge accumulation works is itself an entire topic — hence this essay series…