As Sense Perception Is A Vital Way Of Knowing, To Question

1465 WordsApr 18, 20176 Pages
As sense perception is a vital way of knowing, to question its reliability is to question existing knowledge itself. It embodies our sense, touch and taste, to name a few and within the realm of the human sciences is significant. It is what provides evidence and allows for justification, through the form of qualitative data. However, when this evidence has the chance of being faltered, perhaps all qualitative data is then altered. This is what allows us to question, to what extent is sense perception a reliable form of acquiring knowledge? Sense perception specifically is the process by which we can gain knowledge about the outside world. The general view is that sense perception provides the basis for all our knowledge. It is the…show more content…
It allows for a knower to empathize and feel the emotions someone else could be feeling. It helps us understand the world on a deeper emotional level. Here we see that knowers tend to look to them first, and perhaps in some circumstances forget reason, the WOK that can allow knowers to go beyond the immediate experience of our senses. This tends to happen when we are thinking purely out of an emotive and responsive viewpoint, and don’t think more than we need to at the context around us. Rather, knowers look at what is on the surface predominately and without reason, don’t gain a deeper understanding. However, personal knowledge alone can allow for deeper understanding, but it’s rather that reason is often synonymous with shared knowledge. Specifically when others can contribute, when linked with logic, to draw conclusions that cannot be strictly deduced from their premises. However, as discussed, reason is often what allows for justification to prevail as it gathers information that is shared, as reason is often synonymous with a consensus throughout society, rather than personal knowledge which tends to involve emotion and often sense perception. What each individual experiences is different to the next person. For this to be true, sense perception would encompass personal knowledge and would be hard to share and adapt it to shared knowledge. As a result sense perception only allows for personal knowledge production and not shared knowledge production.
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