Bob Dylan Interviews

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Based on what you observed and heard from the two Bob Dylan interviews we saw and listened to, to what extent does Dylan make effective use of language to support his points?

To what extent do ways of knowing provide us with knowledge?

Knowledge is what our society is based on and it can be obtained through numerous ways, including the three ways of knowing: emotions, reasons and sense perception. ‘An emotion is an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness’. ‘Reasons are statements presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action’. Last but not least is the sense of perception: ‘the understanding gained …show more content…

When you feel an emotion, for example anger, joy or fear, people around you can perceive your emotional state through your behavior. For example, when I was younger I stung by a wasp and began crying. The sting was so painful I couldn't talk anymore. When my mom found me outside, she perceived my crying state as one of distress, attaining knowledge on the fact that something had happened. I had conveyed knowledge through an emotion - in this case pain. This display of emotion is an effective method of conveying knowledge as emotions are part of every being.

Reason is a more direct, prompt form of conveying knowledge. They can make an individual see the right and wrong of a situation. For example, when I stand at a train track and the official tells me to wait for the train to pass, before crossing to avoid injury, I have gained knowledge of the fact that crossing the tracks when a train is incoming could result in hefty injury or death. Contrary to knowledge gained through emotion in which an individual might perceive an emotion differently than the next, knowledge gained through reason leaves little to interpretation. It relies on the concept of action and

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