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What is knowledge?

What does it mean to have knowledge on a subject? Does knowledge exist in a platonic plane, is it dependent on social structures and can humans possess it?

Knowledge is predicated on social conditions

Knowledge cannot be understood on its own and exists only within a certain social context

Knowledge is dependent on social structures

The way humans understand the world relates directly to the political and social environments that an individual resides under.

Knowledge can be objective

Knowledge can be objective if it is derived from rationalist principles

Knowledge comes from the application of the PSR

The principle of sufficient reason (or PSR) is the claim “that there must be an explanation for (a) the existence of any being and (b) any positive fact whatsoever” William Leonard Rowe. It is through the application of this principle that we can learn more about the world.
This page was last edited on Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 at 11:04 UTC