The Existence Of Human Knowledge

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Humans go through many events and friends, relatives, and acquaintances tell each other information about a dear loved one or a dear friend. It is up to each individual to know if the information that have been told is either true or a rumor. Humans tend to mix up the truth with small lies, in order for the information to be more entertaining. The reason humans mix up the truth is because they love to be entertained. Throughout life, it is important for humans to recognize the limitations of human knowledge because humans have no certain way to know if a human is lying, telling the truth, or knowing what we know. There are body characteristics we do when humans lie or tell the truth. Even knowing a human’s body moment proves nothing about…show more content…
Having a high reputation does not mean someone is inferior in knowledge than others. In previous times, a group of people was made to believe that people with high rankings were intelligent. If you were not intelligent how would you be able to run a government or make wonderful poems? In “The Apology of Socrates” Socrates was in search of finding wise people like artisans and politicians to ask about their opinion about the Delphic Oracle. Socrates discovers politicians believe they are wise, but in reality, they know nothing. Poets and the craftsmen had wonderful creations, but could not explain their work with knowledge. Socrates concluded it was not intelligence these men had achieved their works, but they had inspiration (Plato, Five Dialogues 26-27). It is evident, Socrates proved himself wrong in believing high ranked people are the wisest. The people with high reputation became who they are with pure luck and inspiration, which means it does not require knowledge to run a government or create a masterpiece of art. Providing various information does not signify that an individual is telling the truth. An individual could be providing information for personal gains. For example, one may desire to maintain their marvelous dignity, be executed, or want to be where the attention is. In the short story, “In the Grove”, there were testimonies and confessions about the crime. Each person had a different version of the story, for example, the
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