Essays Tagged: "Knowledge"

Descarte's Meditation one

g". This is so because even when we are dreaming we still know certainundeniable truths or a priori knowledge, these are facts such as a5 + b5 = c5 (in a righttriangle) or that triangles have three si ... r the time being) and instead offers a different "deity". Inorder to be able to doubt even a priori knowledge Descartes comes up with what isknown as the Evil Genius Hypothesis. The Evil Genius Hypoth ...

(2 pages) 167 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

This is a description of Plato's Theory of Forms: his view on the being and god. It was for a non-philosophy major class, but is quite formal. I would just look over the grammar a bit.

then again, what do I know? I learned much more about Plato's Theory of Forms while on my quest for knowledge so now I am enlightened.Plato expounded his Theory of Forms over a writing career of some ... icipate or copy this same form of the bark. Capece? Plato's theory of forms combines his account of knowledge and of the nature of reality (i.e., his epistemology and metaphysics). According to Plato ...

(5 pages) 112 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Competition is ultimately more beneficial than detrimental to society

ideas and to realize the applications of those new ideas more quickly so that as a whole the human knowledge accumulate more quickly and more discoveries and technologies are available for the better ... ol. In the science field, the competition in science research itself should be encouraged, for more knowledge means less blindness and more logos, while competition in the application of science shoul ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Among School Children

ean philosophy, it follows the dogma which states that wistlessness brings about innocence, whereas knowledge brings us ballyhoo. Within the realms of acquired wisdom, consciousness produces an anarch ... towards a state of anarchy. This form of consciousness is classified within Western cosmologies as knowledge or wisdom. If one chooses to neglect this knowledge, one has not been enlightened and ther ...

(6 pages) 62 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Can a person know something they cannot prove?

amples of things a person can know but cannot prove. Perhaps this is because of a limited amount of knowledge on the subject. For example, I know that the earth is round. I would not be able to prove ... and laws. To some acquaintance is a valid way of knowing something. (Seminar handout, "The Basis of Knowledge")Other things that one can know but not prove are often associated with our senses. Not on ...

(5 pages) 63 1 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Cartesian Mythology

struct an indestructible system of beliefs established on principles of absolute certainty. Perfect knowledge is that which cannot be doubted, indubitable, "clear and distinct" ideas, and a type of kn ... indubitable, "clear and distinct" ideas, and a type of knowledge that is incorrigible, such as the knowledge of one's own mental life. Descartes considered what seemed to be immediate experience as i ...

(2 pages) 46 1 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Choices that students will make as they preceed through school (drugs, stress, choice of friends)

r or not they accept this opportunity of a lifetime. Many obstacles stand in the way as the goal of knowledge comes closer to achievement. This is where many students make poor decisions and head down ... the unexcused absence, which causes missing assignments, failed tests, and missing out on important knowledge. Expulsions cause failing grades in each class while sometimes requiring for that grade or ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The Bet essay. With quotes and examples cited from this story, this litterary essay will prove that reading books is a fun thing to do.

15 years read during his stay. Reading Books is a fun, enlightening experience that gives you more knowledge than most people think. Books can travel you through vast places, have you hunt in the dee ... seen storms of fury. I have seen green forests, fields, rivers, lakes and towns."You can gain much knowledge from books, by studying for a long time, or just be reading on subjects that you didn't ha ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Descartes' Meditations

world we live in. In order to do this, Descartes reasons that he must throw out all previously held knowledge and start from scratch, allowing then a closer examination of each piece of knowledge, and ... ng on each discovery until he arrives at true conclusions about our world, and the verifiability of knowledge we have collected about it.He compares his quest for knowledge metaphorically: suppose a p ...

(6 pages) 65 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

A Chinese Girl's Personal Statement, reflecting upon her life.

g. My brain was so much released seeing that before it only had inputs as I only did study the pure knowledge and principles without using them or even knowing how to use them; now I have outputs, the ... ciples without using them or even knowing how to use them; now I have outputs, the ability of using knowledge flexibly not only in its own field but others. The IB diploma which I was in taught me end ...

(3 pages) 113 1 3.8 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Causes of stress among young people

, school has usually been cited as the most prominent cause of stress among youngsters. Undeniably, knowledge is ever increasing and the amount of knowledge that students are supposed to study at scho ... ts are supposed to study at school these days can be nerve-racking. Therefore, instead of absorbing knowledge naturally, they are crammed with it. They are overburdened with the workload and hardly ha ...

(1 pages) 2374 2 4.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

A Circular Relationship: The Role of Trust in Knowledge Management and Organizational Systems

The dynamics of business and the relationships with organizations that involve the use of knowledge are both evolving. Knowledge is powerful and valued as something to leverage over the comp ... the competition. The push towards information technology and the Internet have made information and knowledge even more valuable. Although an intangible, knowledge is now referred to as intellectual p ...

(7 pages) 154 0 4.6 Feb/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Analyzing Hypothesis Testing

mology is a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge, (American Heritage, 2000).H1a: When there is congruence between a user's epistemological ... sociable and impersonal or personal to rate the social presence environment. Declarative and skill knowledge were two types of learning outcomes that were examined. Declarative knowledge was based of ...

(3 pages) 192 0 3.6 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Characteres

rm of a question. They then proceed to answer these questions themselves. Regugitators want to seem knowledgeable therefore they ask questions of the Instructor they think will impress fellow students ... in hairstyles, clothes and accessories observing the Fashion Bug for a week would garner them that Knowledge. The fashion Bug is generally late for class. This is to ensure that everyone gets a good ...

(2 pages) 291 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Critique Of Plato's Theory

Critique of Plato's Theory In Plato's writings he addresses the issue of knowledge. How can one know things if not introduced to them by experience? Thus, Plato claimed that ... ed from experience, but it is also a changing thing. Everything in life changes, therefore people's knowledge will change. Different people who live in different times and areas will know different th ... ifferent things. According to Plato, people's beliefs, opinions and their varying degrees of knowledge influence their view of the world. In The Cave, Plato describes a group of men who have li ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

diagnostic essay

College - The knowledge I want Among many different colleges there is La Guardia College which, I choose t ... ollege which, I choose to attend. I made a decision to go to college, because I wanted to expand my knowledge about computers as far as possible. Graduating from college not only will make me a profes ... er graduating from college Thomas became a highly skilled computer technician, who is now using his knowledge in everyday life. Therefore, I would like to follow my friend's footsteps, because to me c ...

(1 pages) 416 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bless me, ultima

ing in war they saw death and destruction which soiled their once virgin eyes. Although they gained knowledge and experience they were becoming no longer young and gay, but were becoming mature and kn ... much more. An example of just one of his many experiences his doubts in god made him that much more knowledgeable about the other powers and wonders that existed in the world. All the doubts and curio ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Bless me, ultima

ing in war they saw death and destruction which soiled their once virgin eyes. Although they gained knowledge and experience they were becoming no longer young and gay, but were becoming mature and kn ... much more. An example of just one of his many experiences his doubts in god made him that much more knowledgeable about the other powers and wonders that existed in the world. All the doubts and curio ...

(3 pages) 727 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Being a Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Educator

for educators to understand the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of their students and use that knowledge to better facilitate instruction. To aid in this task, Villegas & Lucas (2007) suggest ... essional development and teaching practices.The first quality, understanding how learners construct knowledge, focuses on our constructivist views of learning. When encountering new ideas and experien ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Is Knowledge Dangerous?

Essay I am for knowledge Is knowledge dangerous? Can knowledge get you killed? Some of you may look at these quest ... ngerous? Can knowledge get you killed? Some of you may look at these questions and think "why would knowledge be dangerous?" While I think knowledge may be safe, it can (infact) be very dangerous. Th ... acts. A significant percentage of the babies chose the puppet that has done the bad act. Could this knowledge of the babies motivate (in the future) them to do dangerous things? Knowledge can be dang ...

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Nov/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama