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Can a person know something they cant prove I believe that a person can know some things without proving them while others need to be proved It is a matter of what they claim to know and the perspective you take in analysing their proposition I will discuss the possibility of knowing something without being able to prove it and also the possibility that if something can not be proven then the knower does not know what heshe claims to know After many attempts in defining what it is to know something and finding that it is difficult to do so completely and without flaw I have decided to simply say that to know something is to believe that a fact is true This belief must come from prior experiences acquaintances perceptions emotions etc that a person has had It is wise to note that what a person knows is not always true For the purposes of this essay when I refer to truth or what is true I will be speaking only of absolute truth that which was is and always will be true no matter the perception of mankind Personally I believe a person can know things they cannot prove There are many examples of things a person can know but cannot prove Perhaps this is because of a limited amount of knowledge on the subject For example I know that the earth is round I would not be able to prove that it is round or even provide substantial evidence that it is However I know that it is round because it has been scientifically proven in the past and as science continues to expand it has remained a fact I am merely acquainted with the fact that the earth is round as I am with many scientific facts theories and laws To some acquaintance is a valid way of knowing something Seminar handout The Basis of Knowledge Other
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