Thursday, 24 November 2016

Knowledge as essentially true?

This concept that 'knowledge is essentially true' is something that keeps cropping up in our classroom discussions.  Though none of us have ever given this a deeper thought or engaged ourselves in a discussion on this, it seems to be a factual statement.

I am presuming it means that all that we know is held to be true... to me.  If it were not true, I would not be still clinging to it.  So somehow we have an inherent assumption that, all what we know is true (or right?).

Or is it that it is the vestiges of viewing knowledge as perception. Therein we cannot really ever call any perception untrue or false - as something that did not happen. Different perception, may be; but not untrue or false.  

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