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.
Knowing comes from hearsay, explanation, or personal experience. (Mozi)
To gain knowledge without being limited by one’s confines is gaining knowledge from explanation. (Mozi)