The True Knowledge Of Knowledge

2300 WordsDec 8, 201610 Pages
True Knowledge What really is true knowledge? Can anyone really be sure if anything they know is really true? These types of questions are at the heart of every philosophical debate. They have generated countless theories and for centuries philosophers have questioned whether knowledge exists and if we know anything at all. It 's a topic that goes as far back as 400 BC. So what is Knowledge? Knowledge is actually defined by the dictionary as, “general awareness or possession of information, facts, ideas, truths, or principles.” Now we all know that philosophers define knowledge as justified true beliefs, as a working model. But because knowledge is so challenging to define and come to an agreement on, there have been certain philosophers that stand out over the course of history. Some which believe in true knowledge such as Plato, Rene Descartes, Pythagorean, and Kant. As well as the one which did not believe; Hume, the ideas of skepticism as well as realism. In this paper we shall explore the idea of true knowledge, and find out if it really exists by looking at some of the philosophers, and ideas that they had. With this all being said, it leads us up to one very important question, and that is, how is knowledge even acquired? With all this talk about what knowledge is we must now define how one comes to acquire knowledge. There are many different ways in which knowledge can be acquired, one way depending on its source is a posterior, where knowledge is possible
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