The 's Theory Of Knowledge

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As human beings, we have the natural propensity to acquire knowledge from our evolving environment, through different ways of knowing such as perception, reason, emotion and language. Knowledge can be defined as information acquired from experience or education or the awareness of a situation. Thus, denoting experience, education and awareness as the roots of knowledge. Consequently, if a knower is not able to experience an event or be educated, the concept of knowledge may cease to exist. Therefore, in order for a knower to experience an event, they must acknowledge their individual perspective of the event, to ascertain the extent in which the knowledge presented to them is beneficial or irrelevant. To address the titular statement, one must acknowledge what is meant by the ‘Knower’s perspective’. The knower’s perspective can be defined as a series of events enforced on an individual that causes them to “perceive” animate, inanimate objects and knowledge claims with a certain unique viewpoint. Thus, this essay aims to explore the knowledge question: ‘To what extent is the knower’s (individuals) perspective important in acquiring knowledge’? The knower’s perspective can be manipulated by numerous factors such as indigenous knowledge, shaping their perspective to a more shared viewpoint. This is significant as it highlights how the knower’s perspective could be considered convoluted, due to the factors that make it a universal perspective, therefore, making the knower’s

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