A Synopsis Of Epistemology And Knowledge

953 WordsJun 17, 20164 Pages
A synopsis of epistemology and knowledge, and incorporates a series and current philosophers have struggled with this concept throughout the centuries, such as Lehner and Plato is presented. Additionally, an examination of the work conducted by the world well-known psychologist Jean Piaget. Genetic Epistemology is the study of the origin, or beginning (genesis) of knowledge (epistemology). It involves the theory of cognitive development in the field of psychology (www.wikipedia.com). The development of knowledge, in addition to being manipulated are not genetically encoded into the brain. Piaget often viewed children to become young scientists in order to behave a certain way and to change their understanding about certain predictions about the world. The assumption of the theory of knowledge is based on the aspects of instruction. However, for example, physical knowledge cannot be attained though logical-mathematical knowledge. There are four stages in that all children must pass through in developing knowledge. The stage follows: • Sensorimotor (birth to age 2) • Preoperational (2 to 7 years) • Concrete operational (7 to 11 years) • Formal Operational (11 years on) (Driscoll, 1994) Piaget’s theory was more interested in was the way in which fundamental concepts like the very idea of number, time, quality, interconnection, justice and son on emerged. Children are less competent thinkers than adults, resulting in the common assumption in psychology.
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