Type: Definition Essays
Sample donated: Virgil Keller
Last updated: July 15, 2019
Before we even realize how we know what we are or what we know begin by distinguishing between belief and knowledge. All of which seem to indicated a certain way we hold on to ideas or belief. As time goes on we growing up we taken in what happening around us so we continue do what we were told or taught by our parents. What we’re are taught and have grown up doing, we believe that’s the way we support to do a certain thing or we trust the information our parent tells us be true.
Kids sometimes wonder why their friends doesn’t do the same things you do in your home. That’s were their belief get questions just because they think this is the right way or was taught this way they can’t just come in there in run someone else house. Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty. Another way of defining belief sees it as a mental representation of an attitude positively oriented towards something being true. On the other hand, sometimes our beliefs are true, but we’re unable to offer adequate evidence for them.
Although beliefs can be either true or false, technically speaking, “false knowledge” is impossible. The very ideas are self-contradictory. For the most part our everyday language reflects an understanding of this of this important distinction.
In other words, sometimes what we thought we knew turn out to be mistaken. Also, we go to school at a young age and hear this word “knowledge” but does really know “what it is?” Teacher always saying it in conversation with another teacher and tell the class “Knowledge is very powerful and no one can ever take what you know from you.” Knowledge is some form of true belief determine by Philosophers. The things we learn in school mostly be to enlightening us on something that we have knowledge on or to tell us something we never know of before. As time go on we gain more “knowledge” because the information the teachers trying to drill inside of our heads is, information we should know or just for us to know to tell someone else the right information.
Questions then arise as to how to distinguish true belief from mistaken beliefs; and as you expect, different philosophers give different answer involving the roles of reason, perception, experience, intuition, and social agreement in this process. Some philosophers go far as to deny the possibility to knowledge entirely. In contrast to knowledge, belief refer to the subjective mental acceptance that a claim is true. Belief unlike knowledge need not to be true. Because belief are subjective mental states, it is possible to be firmly convinced that a belief is correct when it is not. Now this distinction if applicable at all, applies both to knowledge and to belief. These two words get used within each other cause the definition of knowledge is true belief. In both cases alike controversial one and in both the controversy is important.
So, the way it’s just distinguish their all someone oppion. The difference between the traditional occurrence analysis of belief and the modern dispositional analysis is indeed one of the main themes of these lectures. But the distinction between dispositional and active has little relevance to the questions we are now to discuss.
Knowledge claims raise some interesting and thorny question. If only because it cuts across the distinction between belief and knowledge itself. Philosophers demand that we provide reasons to justify our knowledge claims. It cuts across many other distinctions too, for example that between hope and fear, or between love and hate. We might say that its domain is hardly narrower than the whole of the philosophy of mind.