Making Connections is the Heart of Learning

A diagram of Spinoza’s ideas about Substance and Nature

How do we learn? If one adopts a Spinozist ontology, one must see learning as “connecting” in all its infinite implications. The apple learns about the ground when it connects with it as it falls from the tree. The mouse learns about the cheese when its mouth connects with its soft edges. The baby learns about the breast when it connects with its sweet milk. The dying learn about death when they connect with non-existence.

Journey into Joy

Question: When have you learnt by making connections?

Another diagram explaining Spinoza’s conceptions of nature.