Knowledge is Power Introduction:
Knowledge is information, fact or sate which people have, It comes from different places events, facts etc. knowledge is power of human beings. There are different kinds of nature of knowledge. Knowledge has broad scope. Many great people, Who think deeply about life & other basics matter tried to explained that where knowledge comes from.
William James saying,
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
We get knowledge from different way, There are more things around us from which we get knowledge. Many great philosophers tried to get answer of following questions:-
- What is the nature of knowledge ?
- What are the source of knowledge ?
- From where we get knowledge ?
- Is our knowledge valid ?
Source of knowledge:
Knowledge which we have , comes from different sources,
- Appeal to authority
- Sense through experiments
We get knowledge from different books. Books are the best of knowledge. Books give us ideas about life, related to society or all other aspects.
Internet is an other important source of knowledge, We can get very type of information from internet. The appeal to authority is most important source of knowledge. From this source of knowledge, We get information about the past from the formal statements of others. A person, Who gives you his formal statements about his experience is the best source of knowledge.
Sense through experiments also an important source of knowledge, this knowledge comes from our perception, predictions, What we get them from our fives senses. This information convert into idea, Which become a part of knowledge that a person can receive. Philosophy is similar to this source of knowledge.
Rationalism is basic source of information, through this source, We learn reason & logic of our life rather than religious or emotions beliefs. Intuition is unexplained feelings, people who think alot about certain work. They have good intuition. Intuition can be a source of knowledge related with spiritual powers or experiences.
Nature of knowledge:
We can’t get knowledge from only from different sources, but we also can get knowledge from different nature. Nature of knowledge are following as respectively.
Subjectivism is based on personal opinions & feelings rather than on facts. It is the beliefs that things don’t have presence without information of the object. Through thoughts, we can get reality, Like dreams, feelings after taking drug, false ideas, taste, color, sound that a person has are all part of subjectivism because these things not belongs with an object. Objectivism is based on facts rather than personal feelings. According this nature to knowing anything. Its experience is important. In objectivism presence of an outside world describes the experience that we have to contribute to daily life.
Theories to test the knowledge:
To test the knowledge four theories are explained, the skepticism theory, the correspondence theory, the coherence theory & the pragmatic theory. Skepticism shows that, there is great doubt about knowledge is true or useful.
The correspondence theory shows that, The close similarities or connection between facts & realities . This theories also shows that, beliefs can’t effect the existence of reality. The coherence theory explain that, all ideas or judgment fit together that they from a valid knowledge.
The pragmatic theory deals with that knowledge is based on practical consideration. Knowledge is most important tool for a man to understand the world or all aspect of life.
Knowledge is a basic need of life. Now everyone try to get all knowledge , there are many ways from, Which we can find knowledge for wisdom. Knowledge is power of new generation and our ambitions.
Different between fool & wiser is only knowledge. “Blake” very beautifully said, differ to wiser from fool.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.