Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge

The quality of knowledge is best measured by how many people accept it .Discuss this claim in reference to two areas of knowledge

[1]. The question of knowledge that come up in this title is  in the idea of the terms “quality” ‘measured’, ‘how many people’ and ‘accept’. [2]The term knowledge is defined as experience, facts or information based on observation. The above statement shows that if a great number of people possess certain knowledge that is common to a large extend then the knowledge is regarded as quality. The term quality refers to the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind or the degree of excellence of something. In reference to the main statement we can say that knowledge that is regarded to be of high value or standard is the knowledge which many people have subscribed to. The quality of knowledge to be measured by the number of people who accept it may be true to some extend however in the case of science related subjects and arts subjects the claim may prove to be far away from the truth. A Student Sample: ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

The quality of knowledge that many parents prefer to be more important and useful is gained through the sciences. On the basis of human acceptance of knowledge acquired in the study of science subjects, this is reflected in the modern society and viewed as a more rewarding by a belief that those who have knowledge in the areas of science  areas are awarded great positions of power and money. This is as a result of different views given by parents and the students during the subject selection. I have witnessed cases whereby the students who end up pursuing the science related courses do not end up getting these opportunities as expected for example the opportunities that arise require people with the knowledge of art. Having observed this happening we are convinced that general knowledge here that was assumed to be of value in minds of many people failed to prove its quality in such a scenario as expected. We can contrast this with the quality of knowledge gained in arts subjects, I have been able to observe many students that followed the arts subjects being awarded the positions power and money which was not expected of them. We see that although there was already established knowledge it did not take care of the possible changes that could manifest. For example in a case whereby the vacancies that arise need the knowledge of art the science student cannot take the position simply because science is the most preferred course by many people.

[3]Although Knowledge that sprouts from the sciences is seen as the most valuable today due to the fact that its usefulness gives us power to be able to meet our ends which are the forces that guide human beings to determine what is to be useful. [4]The knowledge production of human beings is the crave to have control of chance and also the necessity that comes from this control. In order to consider something to be knowledge there must be an account of what that something is. This knowledge is accounted for using our ways of knowing; this includes our ways of accounting for things for example ‘why”, ‘what” and “how’ of a certain thing. [5]Personal knowledge which is of much importance to us may be ‘useless’ if it is not disseminated to others. This knowledge can be given to others through reason, language, emotions or other ways. We can ask ourselves what knowledge forces an individual to choose for instance a course in medicine instead of choosing other options which may be available. A Student Sample: ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

Arts are related to secondary importance. In technological societies that are advanced art is done for leisure and therefore not given the first priority. However this is quite different from other societies where knowledge gained through art is secondary to the knowledge gotten from sciences this is as a result of giving an account on the reasoning and judgement principle. [6]The empowerment that is acquired through arts is seen to be of less importance than the one obtained through sciences this is because the truth of arts is considered to be subjective personal knowledge and not knowledge  we acquire via the scientific means which is concrete. [7]Arts are only seen as of value by their ability to create an aesthetic experience that deepens our personal knowledge and also the views we get from the arts are only acquired through the perception. Thus we can say that for knowledge to be able to measure the quality of knowledge we should dwell on the ability of the knowledge to meet the ends of the human beings.

In conclusion we can say that the title above that “the quality of knowledge is measured best by how many people accept it deficient. This is because you may find people that have grasped a certain knowledge over time and assigned high value to it based on its ability to meet their ends but with time it proves to be  unreliable .In most cases people buy to the knowledge that has proven to make its way to them and work to fit their demands. However this may not counter the fact that we may be having other knowledge that is of more value than what people have decided to buy into but swayed by wrong information that has no facts they end up approving it as the best .The quality of knowledge should not be decided on the basis of how many people have approved it to be the best but it should be rendered of high quality on the basis of existing facts. On the other side we can have few people follow an idea because it has proved to be of high value, therefore according to me; The quality of knowledge cannot be measured by the number of people who accept it because others accept it out ignorance. The quality of knowledge can be best measured by how well we can see the knowledge corresponding to the objectives of the current situation. We are able to see that although many parents believe that knowledge  in science related courses is what may be awarding, comes another time whereby that knowledge is irrelevant according to the “current situation”. This is because as we advance some foreign forces may distort the current knowledge and make it irrelevant so that it cannot be relied upon. Having observed this happening we are convinced that generally the quality of knowledge cannot be attributed to the number of people that subscribe to it but the quality can be measured on the basis of by its “utility” in achieving the results/ends kept in the minds of human beings at the existing moment. A Student Sample: ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

[1] Bertrand, Russel. “Theory of Knowledge.” The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1926: 1-88. Retrieved from: https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/en/russell1.htm [Accessed 1 December 2018]

[2] Bertrand, Russel. “Theory of Knowledge.” The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1926: 1-88. Retrieved from: https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/en/russell1.htm [Accessed 1 December 2018]

[3] Bertnand ,Russel. Theory of Knowledge – EFIA. Retrieved from: http://knowingandthinking.weebly.com/index.html [Accessed 30 November 2018].

[4] Pears.D. What is Knowledge? New York: Harpwe & , 1971. Retrieved from: https://www.coursehero.com/file/p2isvoi/Pears-D-1971-What-is-Knowledge-Essays-in-Philosophy-George-Allen-and-Unwin-Ltd/ [Accessed 1 December 2018]

[5] Fritsch, Michael. “A knowledge production function Aproach.” International Regional Science

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[6] J.Reason. Humam Error. Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPress, 1990. Retrieved from:

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[7] Jennifer, Nagel. “Theory of Knowledge: Introduction to Theory of Knowledge.” Khan Academy, 2018. Retrieved from: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/wi-phi/wiphi-metaphysics-epistemology/wiphi-theory-of-knowledge/v/introduction-theory-of-knowledge [Accessed 30 November 2018]

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