The importance of establishing incontrovertible facts is overestimated

In the process of knowledge acquisition, knowers often follow an overall framework that can be used to obtain incontrovertible facts. While it may seem that ambiguity in knowledge is undesirable, it is certainly ubiquitous. This begs the questions: why does ambiguity arise and, ultimately, how does it affect the quality of knowledge? Incontrovertible facts refer … Read more

Is Knowledge the Systematic Organization of Facts?

The Piano Handbook by Carl Humphries is a great book for amateur piano-lovers. It consists of an introduction and 18 units that are arranged from easy to hard. However, can someone learn how to play the piano by reading The Piano Handbook, a systematically organized (from easy to hard) string of facts, without ever touching … Read more

The concept of Knowledge Management

Knowledge is a concept of realizing and understanding the patterns and implications of existing data and information (Filemon & Uriarte, 2008). In general, there are two types of knowledge: tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge is a knowledge that resides in the human brain and is difficult to articulate in words, text, and drawings … Read more

Tacit & Explicit Knowledge

Tacit knowledge: this is the understanding made up as a be counted variable of the outing and individual context. It’s no longer composed down and is difficult to explain. Tacit records (knowing-how): it is the understanding inserted in the human persona via journey and employment. It is a subjective, psychological, individual, setting delicate/particular and gradually … Read more

What is the “Dunning-Kruger”-effect

“Modernity has long been obsessed with, perhaps even defined by, its epistemic insecurity, it’s grasping toward big truths that ultimately disappoint as our world grows only less knowable. New knowledge and new ways of understanding simultaneously produce new forms of no knowledge, new uncertainties, and mysteries. The scientific method, based on deduction and falsifiability, is … Read more

Information and Knowledge

In this modern era of information and communication, someone’s status in the world often depends on what that person knows. We, as humans, often think that what we believe is truth and stored in our brains as knowledge. I tell you however that just because you have a belief in something doesn’t always make is … Read more

Knowledge management

In today’s economy, corporations are constantly seeking was to achieve faster decision making, higher levels of product, better service, and process innovation to gain competitive advantage over other corporations. Various information technologies have been adapted in to corporation’s business plans in order to optimize competitive advantage. However, with the increase in competition, information technology’s applications … Read more

Comparing Knowledge and Thinking

In the real world, each of us is considered different, because people have different opportunities, different purposes, and different ways of thinking. And of course, one person cannot have the same thought train as another. As individuals, we base our thinking on what we know, or our knowledge. Our knowledge is another aspect of thought, … Read more

Ignorance By Moby Dick

Ignorance is seen every day of our lives. Even people in the 1850s were aware of ignorance. Ignorance is defined as being uneducated or resulting from or showing lack of knowledge. Ignorance can be taken to extremes though. There is complete ignorance where the person thinks that even though they do not understand it all … Read more

Review: Bless Me, Ultima

Only a few books dare to discuss the confusion surrounded by a religious awakening. In Bless Me, Ultima, Richard A. Anaya, Premio Quinto Sol national Chicano literary award recipient, challenges standard religion and brings in differnet ideas through the perspective of a young and confused boy. At the end of his struggle to understand, the … Read more

Tasks and methods of the theory of knowledge

Three different sciences are engaged in the study of knowledge: the theory of knowledge (or gnoseology), the psychology of knowledge and logic. And this is not surprising: knowledge is a very complex subject, and in different sciences not all the content of this subject is examined, but only this or that side of it. The … Read more

Descartes and Bacon on the methods of knowledge

Cognition Cognition is the highest form of reflection of objective reality. Cognition does not exist separately from the cognitive activity of individuals, but the latter can only be known to the extent that they master the collectively developed, objectified system of knowledge that is passed on from one generation to another. There are various levels … Read more