Ralf Einert


A Seven-Level World View

System of Science: Interaction

As the order of the elements of the entry is not clear, please find a repetition from the capital "language":

The system of science as the fourth level of the world view should be understood here as a process of gaining knowledge. The basic prerequisites for knowledge are consciousness, language, and interaction. The requirements for entering this level are listed in the described order. This could suggest that the one builds on the other. But, the one cannot be thought of without the other. So the question arises whether consciousness is possible without interaction or whether consciousness is already required for interaction. Intuitively it is undisputed that language presupposes consciousness. But the relationship between language and interaction is indecisive again: language requires interaction - otherwise it could not arise - and (intellectual) interaction is inconceivable without language. Interaction comes third, because knowledge can only be created with the help of a complex interplay of numerous scientific disciplines in order to create a world worth living. Thus consciousness symbolized by the brain is the origin of knowledge; language is needed to generate and formulate ideas; interaction helps to critically constructively validate and communicate theses.

What is interaction?

Wikipedia: "Interaction is a kind of action that occurs as two or more objects have an effect upon one another. The idea of a two-way effect is essential in the concept of interaction, as opposed to a one-way causal effect. Closely related terms are interactivity and interconnectivity, of which the latter deals with the interactions of interactions within systems: combinations of many simple interactions can lead to surprising emergent phenomena."

Enclosed please find an overview of the elements as starting point of the forth level of the worldview:

Access to System of Science: Summary - Knowledge