Essay about Epistemology: Reflecting on Knowledge

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Truth and beliefs contribute in building the knowledge of a person. Cogent reasons for the beliefs convert the beliefs into knowledge. However, sometimes the beliefs are actually assumption, so they may be wrong. Truth is the facts known from different sources. Something can be considered as knowledge, only if it is true. The word epistemology refers to studying the source of knowledge. The epistemology helps in understanding the process of development of knowledge, sources of knowledge and makes distinctions between belief and actual truth. I critically examined and analyzed the origin and the process of acquiring the knowledge for the two essays I wrote earlier. One essay, an analytical one, was written on the subject of increasing…show more content…
It was elucidated after research that many nations faced this issue in recent times. Another essay which I wrote was on the various aspects of Human Resource Management discipline. I am interested in pursuing the Human Resource Management course, and I knew the facts that human resource department is an essential part of any organization as management of employees is crucial for tranquil functioning of its operations and career in human resource management is rewarding. However, now I found this understanding very inadequate after undergoing the thorough research on the human resource careers. I referred Occupational Outlook Handbook, few books and online resources. I also interviewed a teacher of HR management about the scope of the discipline. Occupational Outlook Handbook is published by government each year. The books I referred were written by the human resource management professional, and I referred the course introduction page of many universities on their websites. This helped me understanding about the field from various perspectives, like educational and professional. The more one searches on a subject; much broader becomes the view. This also helps in justifying the knowledge. In the essay on increasing prison population, the reasons for increased prison population were different for different nations. Some had inappropriate judicial systems while some had improper laws. I also used the statistical data to justify the information. For
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