Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “knowledge”

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936
14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

“Writing, to knowledge, is a certified check.”

read article

The Universe in a Nutshell: Michio Kaku on the Physics of Everything
The Universe in a Nutshell: Michio Kaku on the Physics of Everything

The history of physics is the history of modern civilization.

read article

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers
The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about the aftermath of partying, and then some.

read article

The Half-Life of Facts: Dissecting the Predictable Patterns of How Knowledge Grows
The Half-Life of Facts: Dissecting the Predictable Patterns of How Knowledge Grows

“No one learns something new and then holds it entirely independent of what they already know. We incorporate it into the little edifice of personal knowledge that we have been creating in our minds our entire lives.”

read article

The Forms of Things Unknown: A Timeless 1963 Meditation on the Role of the Creative Arts in Society
The Forms of Things Unknown: A Timeless 1963 Meditation on the Role of the Creative Arts in Society

“Art must lead beyond the arts, to an awareness and a share of mutuality.”

read article

Powershift: Alvin Toffler Visionary Wisdom on the Age of Post-Fact Knowledge and the Super-Symbolic Economy
Powershift: Alvin Toffler Visionary Wisdom on the Age of Post-Fact Knowledge and the Super-Symbolic Economy

“We are interrelating data in more ways, giving them context, and thus forming them into information; and we are assembling chunks of information into larger and larger models and architectures of knowledge.”

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated