EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE +
HOME + FAMILY MANAGEMENT. WHAT IN COMMON?
In the set of 13 phenomenological frameworks I’d settled on for the moment, I was tying them to Dewey Decimal numbers as it’s a common knowledge classifier. Afterwards, I looked at the missing or “misfits’ DDC numbers, then asked which ones could be considered “SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS” for the 13 phenomenological frameworks and how.
It did so, and identified only two misfits of that: Experimental Medicine and Home + Family Management. Not bad to have only two misfits!
So in a new session, I asked what they had in common. At first ChatGPT4 couldn’t find much in common besides the broader classification that comes with being in the 600s.
But then I used magic words: VERY ABSTRACT:
“well let’s abstract them going to the very abstract, not considering their classifications but rather the subject matter and what they’re about in a broader scheme”
And what it came down to was: “both categories are about applying knowledge and skills to improve human life”
Now how to work with that.
If we consider the subject matter of these two categories in a broader context, we can see that both involve the application of knowledge and skills to practical problems or situations.
1. **Experimental Medicine (619-619.9)**: This field is about the application of scientific knowledge and innovative techniques to improve medical treatments and patient care. It involves research, testing, and the development of new procedures or drugs. The goal is to enhance our understanding of diseases and find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat them. This category is about pushing the boundaries of what is possible in medicine, using science and technology to improve health outcomes.
2. **Home & Family Management (640-640.9)**: This category is about the practical application of skills and knowledge to manage a household effectively. This could involve a wide range of tasks, from budgeting and meal planning to home repairs and cleaning. The goal is to create a safe, comfortable, and efficient living environment for the family. This category is about using practical skills and knowledge to improve everyday life.
In a broader scheme, both categories are about applying knowledge and skills to improve human life, whether it’s improving health outcomes through experimental medicine or enhancing everyday living through effective home and family management. They both involve problem-solving, innovation, and the practical application of knowledge.