The Fundamental Knowledge Of Knowledge

1637 WordsSep 9, 20157 Pages
The fundamental knowledge issue arising from this question is whether knowledge is consistent throughout time. Can we progress through applying knowledge generated decades ago? To determine whether knowledge generated from areas such as history and science can predict the future, it is necessary to know whether the knowledge acquired through these areas of knowing is consistent, irrespective of changes in time and culture, amongst other factors. Through considering this question, we are gaining insight into whether we should uphold our current knowledge beliefs or aim for perpetual progression and uncover new knowledge, potentially aiding us in our development as a species. Old, redundant knowledge may hinder our progression, causing us to become myopic, and thus disenabling us from foretelling the future. Using knowledge to foretell the future can assist us in avoiding issues through taking preventative action. Knowledge is comprised of multiple supposed facts and concepts, shaping our understanding of both the internal and external world. The Tripartite Theory of Knowledge states that belief, truth and justification constitute knowledge. As it is virtually impossible to believe in a particular ‘truth’ with certitude, it is not a question of whether the knowledge we possess is true, but a question of what we perceive to be true. Knowledge is arguably acquired through a combination of creation and discovery within various areas of knowledge, such as history and science,
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