Essay on Epistemology

Epistemology

Objectivity has always been a core philosophical concept. It has various definitions depending on the source. A proposition is definitely regarded as objectively true whenever its truth conditions in all aspects are met by use of independent minds. This means people exist freely or in other words independently from the many thoughts of a given […]

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Knowledge is power

Dear Newbie, I wanted to share some information that was shared with me when I was in your shoes, so here goes: They say knowledge is power and for some students learning comes easy. If you aren`t one of them don`t worry. Many argue that it`s because their parents read to them when they were […]

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Feminist Epistemology and Gender

According to general knowledge (especially the general knowledge of a student enrolled at the Department of Gender Studies), the notion of gender has played the significant role in the Western feminist thought since the second half of the 20th century. However, there are number of countries in the other parts of world where this term […]

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What sceptical problem is Descartes considering

One of the main branches of philosophy is epistemology, that is knowledge, what it is, how much we can know and how we can ascertain truth. Scepticism questions whether it is possible to know anything and challenges our ability to obtain reliable knowledge. Generally speaking this is founded upon the argument that empirical data, although […]

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Plato’s Gaurdian Class

Plato’s Guardian Class Guardians are put into place to defend morality and rule society because they know the truth and posses the knowledge and wisdom of true forms. In order for there to be a just state, there must be a balance between the different types of people, namely; reason dominated, spirit dominated and appetite […]

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Locke, Berkeley and Hume’s empiricist approach to knowledge and the conclusions they reach

Empiricist philosophy arose out of doubts towards rationalism, in an attempt to search for a theory of knowledge that would be consistent with ordinary human behaviour. Instead of seeking absolutely certain knowledge about an alleged real world, empiricists have tried to discover where we get our information from and what degree of reliability it actually […]

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Do We Have To Learn To Think Scientifically In Order To Find The Truth

Truth is hard to define. To one, truth could be that the sun will rise tomorrow. But to a scientific mind, the truth may be that the earth will continue to revolve around the sun tomorrow, with the sun remaining stationary. Which one is the truth? Both individuals present a valid argument, which is a […]

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Plato’s Theory of Forms

Term paper Plato’s theory of forms “Everything which exist in this world and all things that we see around us are not as they appear to us” this is the core idea behind plato’s theory of forms. From this idea only he moves towards explaining his world of forms or ideas. In his book called […]

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Reason as a Way of Knowing

Reason is a way of knowing in which we construct meanings together through modifying and improving individual opinions and ideas, in order to reach a plausible or logical conclusion. In other words, reason is the ability to help people decide what is true and what is not. Most of the time, reason is more commonly […]

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Assess Coherentism

Coherentism is all about fitting our beliefs to make a network of them; they are all linked and fit in together. E. g. I receive a postcard but there is nothing on it apart from my address and the postmark. The only person I know who will send me a postcard with nothing on is […]

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Evaluate coherence theory of justification

Cohertism is an alternative to foundationalism, cohertism is the idea that new information is well justified and accepted as knowledge if it coheres (agrees) with our existing knowledge in a mutually supporting network Coherentism offers answers to some of the problems that arise with foundationalism, and therefore it offers an alternative or additional means of […]

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Epistemology and Truth

How do we cognize what we know? Is what we believe to be truth truly truth? A subdivision of Philosophy that seeks out to reply these inquiries and to detect the beginning of cognition is Epistemology. Much of what we believe is based on allegations and generalisations instead than established grounds. That’s manner so many […]

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Evaluate the contentions of standpoint epistemology

Introduction This paper examines the construct of point of view epistemology in the field of societal scientific discipline and discusses whether this remains a feasible extremist position on cognition. The focal point is placed upon the position from the feminist point of view and the application to sociology. The historical content is examined as a […]

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TOK – Does all knowledge require some kind of rational basis?

The cognition issue presented in this inquiry promotes the scrutiny of the relationship between cognition and ground. The inquiry being explored is if ground is the lone footing upon which cognition can be constructed. The term cognition is wide. but under the margins of the cognition issue. it means to hold certainty on a certain […]

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To What Extent Can Childhood Be Considered a Social Construction?

To what extent can childhood be considered a social construction? This essay will analyse the major experiences by which childhood is constructed: one determined by the society and the other examined personally. Following this approach will be explained socially constructed childhood that asserts children’s attitudes, expectations and understandings that are defined by a certain society […]

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Four Ways of Knowing

The world is a confusing place in which we find a bewildering variety of different opinions. Our common sense picture of reality probably contains inaccuracies and biases that we are not aware of. We acquire knowledge about the world through language, perception, reason and emotion, but none of these ways of knowing can give us […]

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Qualities of a Successful Person

What are the necessary qualities of a successful person in modern society? Explain why specific qualities are essential to achieve success? Modern society requires high standarts and preparation. Being a successful person and making this success last in this society is not easy. Eventhough the ‘definition’ of success varies from a profession to another, there […]

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Ifs and buts won’t lead us to success

A lot of people have an attitude that involves a lot of “ifs” and “buts”. This kind of attitude often becomes a huge hurdle in the path that leads up to success. People who welcome everything with either an “if” or a “but” are essentially the people who are quite unlikely to succeed in life. […]

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