What is knowledge by the way?  

Mccartney2003 39M
479 posts
6/21/2005 1:03 am

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What is knowledge by the way?

As I sit here at 3:01 am in the morning drinking Dr Pepper and smoking I am again letting my thoughts wander. You must forgive my late night/early morning rants. Sometimes those deeps thoughts start to appear.
What is knowledge by the way? Is it thoughtfulness? Is it understanding? Is it information? Is it awareness? Is it experience? Is it intuition? Is it based on genes or genetically propagated? Is it with one when (s)he is born? Can it be acquired? Can it be lost? Is every knowledge justified? Was Plato right (or right to what extent if "right" is a subjective term) in saying that for some statement to count as knowledge, it should set out necessary, but not sufficient conditions? If yes, what in your opinion should those conditions be? Can something that you know out of introspection be knowledge? How different is "knowing that" from "knowing how"? Can encyclopedia be knowledge, or a source of knowledge?

Is the Epistemologist not the ultimate knowledgeful person? Should we count Epistemology (study of knowledge) as knowledge?

rm_FreeLove999 47F
16127 posts
6/21/2005 12:34 pm

UMM... defining knowledge is difficult, but Plato sure as hell isn't right about anything IMO ... LOL!

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