Donald Rumsfeld's Lithosphere: Known And The Atmosphere

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Epistemology studies knowledge, it’s boundaries/limits, it’s “spheres” and the tangibility of how much we understand and are aware of our understanding. It feels like the four spheres of earth to me, and all three epistemological worldviews seem to agree. Donald Rumsfeld came up with the creative list of all the different layers of knowledge. I compared the Lithosphere to known known and the Atmosphere to the Unknown unknown. The in-betweens were hard to compare. However, I wondered how fluid does one’s awareness and understanding get between these layers. For example, is it possible to not know and not be aware, then end up knowing without being aware of knowing? I believe Stuart Firestein showed a more defined line between known and unknown
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