The Belief Of Knowledge And Wisdom

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Is it fair to say that opinion is based in the assumption of knowledge? Are philosophers not putting forth their opinions about life and what they think the truth is? Isn’t philosophy based on the opinions of their studying of human nature? Are philosophers stating truths or are they stating opinion? Can we truly know that what we critical thinkers think is true and does it have merit or is it only our reality that allows us to differentiate between opinion and what we call truth, knowledge and wisdom? I would argue philosophers and critical thinkers are still in the allegorical cave.
Is it fair to say that opinion is based in the assumption of knowledge? Knowledge is “The fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association. [The] acquaintance with, or understanding of science, art, or technique. The fact or condition of being aware of.” Whereas the meaning of opinion is to think, judge and conjecture according to the dictionary, and the Oxford living dictionary states it is to think or believe. Meriam Webster “a view, judgement…belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge…a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert.” If an opinion can be given by an expert in the field, it is safe to assume for the sake of this essay some of the are also giving their view point out of the their expert knowledge from knowing something that is familiar, gained through association or experience. However
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