Knowledge Vs. Imagination

1250 WordsJul 8, 20185 Pages
Theory of Knowledge End of Semester Assignment Question 3: “imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there will ever be to know and understand “(Albert Einstein) Do you agree? In this essay, I aim to discuss the issue whether imagination is more important than knowledge. “For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there will ever be to know and understand” (Albert Einstein). Imagination, also known as the faculty of imagining, is the act of forming new ideas or images and concepts that are not present to our senses. Imagined images can only be seen in…show more content…
Imagination though has it limits, it requires other areas of knowledge to confirm to reality, for example, a writer might imagine creating a character for his next novel, however, he will have to reason out whether the character will be an effective one in conveying his message, then he will have to use language (communication) to inform the reader of the characters nature and thoughts as well as convey his message, then he will have to use perception in trying to understand how his work will be viewed by the targeted audience. For imagination to be effective, it cannot stand on its own but rather requires the collaboration of the other ways of knowing. Imagination plays an immense role in creating knowledge as knowledge also acts as a stem to imagination. Due to its factual nature, knowledge can easily be shared. Knowledge can and has been passed on through generations and this has helped gain a better understanding of our backgrounds and roots through subjects like History. The sharing of knowledge amongst individual minds can result into new innovations and discoveries as the knowledge is developed and reviewed by the individual minds…. Knowledge also gives us explanation as to why certain things are the way they are thus explains everything around us. These understandings of why things are the way they are has helped us improve upon them as well as learn how to manage them. A good example could be
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