Academic disciplines have become so specialized in recent years that scholars ideas reach only a narrow audience. Until scholars can reach a wider audience,their ideas will have little use.
Although academic disciplines have become so specialized in recent years,scholars ideas can still reach a wide audience by the advantage of the knowledge structure. We can simply put that it is the human beings knowledge structure that makes it possible for a scholar s ideas in his specialized discipline to reach a much wider audiences who don t necessarily belong to his own discipline.
The reason why I draw this conclusion will be illustrated by recalling the process of social evolution.
Over the centuries,the social economy has been greatly boosted by the revolutions in science and technology,which in turn increases the width and depth of academic disciplines to solve rarely encountered and more complex problems arising in the new situations. To solve new problems,we probably need new methods. That will undoubtedly calls for invention of new ideas,which will certainly adds to human beings knowledge. Thus with the progress of science and technology,more and more knowledge will be added to the old system. A new problem will come： how the newly obtained knowledge is organized. This problem will be clear when we make classification of the new knowledge according to the old knowledge system. If there is content of the newly-get that doesn t properly belong to any sort of the old system,it means a new discipline will emerge. But could we just assert that the newly formed discipline doesn t possess any relationship with any of the old ones? Certainly not. This is because the new knowledge is obtained through the old methods,which obviously means the new knowledge do have some connections with some old disciplines,otherwise I am quite sure we could not find it!