Category Archives: Epistemology

So Much To Learn; So Little Time

Euler diagram representing a definition of knowledge**

Bertrand Russell poignantly captures how philosophy aids our humility regarding knowledge while undermining our intellectual certainty,

Philosophy … while diminishing our feeling of certainty as to what things are … greatly increases our knowledge as to what they may be; it removes the somewhat arrogant dogmatism of those who have never travelled into the region of liberating doubt … Continue reading So Much To Learn; So Little Time

The Limits of Knowledge

 Chris-Crawford.jpgChris Crawford at Cologne Game Lab in 2011

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You don’t know jack. Neither do I. The world is far more complex than we realize. I have spent a lifetime learning about a huge range of topics Continue reading The Limits of Knowledge

Socrates: “I know that I know nothing”

Delphi tholos cazzul.JPGThe Delphic Tholos

© Paul Bonea (Reprinted with Permission)
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I know that I know nothing –  5 interpretations

A good friend of Socrates, once asked the Oracle at Delphi “is anyone wiser than Socrates?”
The Oracle answered “No one.” Continue reading Socrates: “I know that I know nothing”

Belief and Knowledge

                                                    A marble head of Socrates in the Louvre

© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)
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Socrates famously noted that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” But what exactly does an examined life require? … Continue reading Belief and Knowledge

Jean Piaget: Knowledge Evolves

Jean Piaget in Ann Arbor.png
Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss biologist, psychologist, and philosopher known most prominently for his studies of the cognitive development of children. He was a voluminous writer in multiple fields whose publishing career began at age ten and continued unabated for about seventy years. Continue reading Jean Piaget: Knowledge Evolves