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Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe and hell believe you Tell him a bench has wet paint on it hell have to touch it to be sure Anon what does this suggest about the way different types of knowledge are justified Hot plates have to be touched It is common knowledge that no matter how many times a waitress tells you that the plate is hot you have to touch it to make sure This is an example along with the bench with wet paint on it of tactile proved knowledge The above mentioned quote exhibits combined opticalbelieved knowledge against tactile knowledge and asks the question What does this suggest about the way different types of knowledge are justified An answer could be different types of knowledge evoke different manners of justification There are many types of knowledge mainly classified by the sense by which one must use to perceive them optical auditory olfactory tactile and gustatory Each of these senses allows knowledge to be perceived by the body all in different ways An example here is the tactile knowledge of wet and hot the bench and the plate These two items are tactile and close at hand which create a need to touch them due to the known closeness of the items The sense of touch is one often combined with the sense of sight Once a person perceives an object optically the urge to know what the surface is like either evokes a movement to make oneself closer to the object or to use another sense to further the knowledge of the object such as the sense of touch It is natural in a human to learn as much as possible about an object through all the senses Auditory knowledge comes by itself but in order to learn more about it one must utilize the imagination since the other senses are not viable Gustatory knowledge
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