Knowledge from Explanation
Knowledge from explanation is a type of knowledge and a way of acquiring it proposed by the Mohist School. In their opinion, knowledge is gained in three ways: by personal experience, by hearsay, and by explanation. To learn by explanation means making use of one’s own knowledge and information to reach conclusions and gain understanding.
- 知，闻、说、亲。 （《墨子•经上》） （知，分为闻知、说知、亲知。）
Knowing comes from hearsay, explanation, or personal experience (Mozi)
- 方不障，说也。 （《墨子•经说上》） （不受空间限制而获取知识，就是“说知”。）
To gain knowledge without being limited by one's confines is gaining knowledge from explanation. (Mozii)