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When discussing the concept of knowledge it must be made clear what type of knowledge is being discussed Three types of knowledge are proposed in philosophy object knowledge know-how knowledge and propositional knowledge Object knowledge involves a person place or thing For example saying that I know my friend Antony is object knowledge implying that I have had personal contact with him and it could also imply that I know facts about him Know-how consists of abilities such as knowing how to ski An Olympic skier who goes to the slopes every day to practice has know-how knowledge of skiing Meanwhile a scientist who studies the physics of skiing the physiological make up of the skier and has never skied before has the third and final type of knowledge propositional knowledge This form of knowledge deals with something that is either true or false in other words the is a proposition stated as the category of propositional knowledge indicatesPropositional knowledge is the most debatable of the three and involves more in depth ideas to it therefore I will spend my words on this form of knowledge Basically knowledge demands two things truth and belief Belief in the persons mind that what they know is true and truth is self-explainable But when it comes down to it knowledge requires more People can be fooled into believing things true or not by other people These persons have a true belief in what they were told to believe but they dont actually have knowledge of the subject This where justification comes into play If I am justified in knowing that my car is red I have evidence to support my claim I and others have viewed the red paint on the car and my registration has red written as the color of the car My knowledge is strengthened by the supporting evidence behind my claim The JTB theory suggests that knowledge consists of true belief and that it
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