Essays Tagged: "true knowledge"

Braveheart -Movie vs. Real Life

ich fought for Scotland's freedom against the English King, Longshanks (Edward II). There is little true knowledge known about William Wallace, and what is known is questionable. Recently there was a ...

(2 pages) 129 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Plato's understanding of what the essence of knowledge.

he human body and the mind, the mind contains the knowledge deep in the memory. According to Plato, true knowledge in this world is made up of remembering, in reminiscence or recollection. The essence ... e patterns that are produced as a result of the articulation of the contents of experience. This is true for all levels of knowledge, from perception, through belief and reasoned knowledge, to the und ...

(6 pages) 256 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Thought's on Goethe's Faust

in Heaven, and to have them spend eternity as a tormented soul in Hell. This idea, once again rings true in Goethe's "Faust". Goethe presents us with a philosopher, one who is fed up with the asinine ... , one who is fed up with the asinine task of living his life day in and day out, when he knows that true knowledge will always evade him. This gives pretense for the Devil himself to offer "aid" to th ...

(5 pages) 91 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Clash Of The Titans: Kierkegaard Vs. Nietzsche On Theories Of Knowledge

ities for the individual, out of which an individual actuality is chosen. Kierkegaard believes that true knowledge lies in the subjective, for "whereas objective thinking invests everything in the res ... p their inner feelings, which tell them to reject this falsity (N, 410). They do not recognize that true knowledge is based on various interpretations. This is part of Nietzsche's theory on the non-ex ...

(12 pages) 137 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Title of essay: Paradox of Truth Title: Oedipus Rex Author: Sophocles

ry individual. Some argue that life is far better and easier, without this search and revelation of true knowledge. Oedipus was blind to his fulfillment of the prophecy. He was in the dark, not knowin ... u?re blind to the corruption of your life.? (471) Oedipus is slowly being revealed the truth of his true identity, but is still not able to grasp the whole truth. Angered by the prophet?s remarks, Oed ...

(5 pages) 70 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Descartes philosophy of 'How much We Know'. How can you be sure as Descartes wanted to be about what you know?

o reject all we know, "sincere doubt," instead we must employ hypothetical doubt when pertaining to true knowledge. Believing as Plato, that sense perception and reason deceive us and that man cannot ... ted in the way we "think." Almost everything Descartes has learned in school has been presented as "true" on the basis of authority-the authoirty of the church or the authority of an expert. Unwilling ...

(4 pages) 112 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

An essay that argues for Empiricism against rationalism using direct quotes from Hume and Descartes

ugh experience. Both positions have strong arguments. Descartes is wary of "[accepting] anything as true that [he] did not plainly know to be such" . Descartes believes that we must "be assured of usi ... escartes believes that we must "be assured of using [our] reason in everything..." in order to gain true knowledge. Hume, on the other hand, believes that the association of ideas is what gives us our ...

(1 pages) 77 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

New Views on Old Ideas

people will have better role models to lookup to. In any case to learn all parts of history is true knowledge and will lead to abetter societies for people to grow up and live in.  ...

(2 pages) 19 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Difference Between Banking and Problem-Posing Education. Paulo Freire, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed"

ed to be recalled, such as on an exam. This concept of education is not beneficial to the growth of true knowledge where one discovers on his or her own and with others. Instead this information is sp ... ng reality is a relationship shared by the student and teacher. They work together to further their true knowledge instead of the teacher being the dominate possessor of knowledge. Problem-posing educ ...

(1 pages) 51 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

How we may be able to distinguish belief from true knowledge

differently whether from emotion or reason. Nevertheless we must be able to distinguish belief from true knowledge. This is a basic instinct every intelligent human being should possess.Residing in Ch ... on people in China, during his reign (1949-1976). And this is what I personally consider or hold as true knowledge which is fully proven, documented and presented by eminent historians and scholars. S ...

(6 pages) 30 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"What you don't know can't hurt you". Do you agree or disagree or do you think the validity of the statement lies somewhere between?

know something or not. I disagree with the statement that the lack of knowledge can't hurt you. The true knowledge often hurts; however it doesn't mean that lack of it can't hurt.Why can lack of knowl ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Definition of an ideal teacher - Response to the Quote: "Teaching is all about remebering the curricullum and imparting them to the students without taking interest in it"(From fifth business)

if this thought of dunny materializes, I can't imagine the level of deterioration in education and true knowledge in the students.Being a good teacher does not mean a person with all the bookish know ... self into the subject and helping the students to realize the main morale of the situation follows true knowledge and not the cramming of books. Also, I think that if a teacher pays greater attention ...

(3 pages) 57 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

"John Ruskin": This is any essay examining what the artist John Ruskin quoted.

sic" ability shown, a great comprehension of the subject, and a pure passion. By "basic" he means a true knowledge of the art process, what it means, the mechanics of art, etc. He believed, "That art ... h on a single point. Aesthetic man is a concept as flash and dehumanizing as economic man." This is true because it is all about the artists point he or she wants to portray to the viewer, and how the ...

(1 pages) 27 0 4.1 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

In conjunction with his analogy of the cave summarize Plato's distrust of images. To what extent was Plato's position on images similar to Judeo-Christian beliefs?

Plato’s quest for the ‘truth’ led him to the conclusion that “we can never have true knowledge of anything that is a constant state of change… only of things that can be under ...

(5 pages) 16 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy


e turned out to be a very worthy and enjoyable experience. From this book, I learned that to obtain true happiness we must look beyond the distractions of our world and of others, and we must fully ex ... ns of our world and of others, and we must fully explore and experience all facets of life to learn true knowledge of ourselves and the happiness we may find within us. As I read Siddhartha, I began t ...

(3 pages) 327 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


the simile of the line by which he divides all knowledge into the realm of opinion and the realm of true knowledge. For Plato opinions can be shaken by criticism or by conflicting evidence, while true ... le world. The first level in the invisible world is reason. Plato refers to reason as the good, the true, the beautiful, courage and justice. Plato believed that if a person had all these qualities th ...

(4 pages) 28 1 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Quilted Heritage

from the reader towards the understanding of those differences. It allows you to know the mother's true knowledge of her daughters, Dee and Maggi, and the decision the mother must make. The passing d ... ves, it is their history and their being. The writer uses the mother as teh narrator to express the true connection of just what heritage really means. Although the mother never had a formal ed ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Tables Turned

Tables TurnedWilliam Wordsworth's stanzaic poem The Tables Turned (1798), expresses his belief that true knowledge is learned through and by nature, not by reading books. Wordsworth uses his friendly ... Wordsworth's welcoming relationship with the reader, his ongoing petitioning, and his assurance of true knowledge leaves the reader with a sense of his insight.William Wordsworth creates a relationsh ...

(2 pages) 2004 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


all knowledge is ultimately based on sense experiences or observation.Rationalism- the belief that true knowledge is based on reason, or logic.Objective- something that is true independent of human e ... c.Objective- something that is true independent of human existence. Note that an objective truth is true for all people at all times.Subjective- something that is true only for certain individuals or ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Goal Statement

and non-academic channels. Honestly speaking, it gives me an immense pleasure that I am student, a true knowledge-seeker. Simply, my goal is to use this Masters degree in Computer Information Systems ...

(3 pages) 37 1 4.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing