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How knowledge is obtained is a question that has been studied for years Knowledge is something one gains throughout life From the time of birth knowledge begins A group of philosophers stated the mind was a Tabula Rusa This means the mind begins like a blank sheet of paper So if the mind begins as they suggested how does one gain knowledge As humans it is assumed that all people have knowledge But what exactly is knowledge defined as and where does it come from Lehrer The word know has three distinct meanings First know is a special form of competence Landesman For example to know how to play the piano or to know how to recite poems are forms of competition When someone says that they know how to do something they are using know as competition Second know means to be acquainted with someone or something Landesman For example to say I know Jarrett means one is acquainted with him One knows Jarrett because they have met him Third know is to be able to recognize something as being true Landesman For example I know that H20 is water is scientific This can be proven One can say that know in this sense is to have information of a subject Sometimes the word know is mistaken for believe These two words are thought to be interchangeable but they are different Belief frequently applies to something that one is either unsure about or which there is insufficient proof Lehrer For example I believe the New Orleans Saints will beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday is a belief This can be proven false since the game has not occurred Knowledge on the other hand applies to things that are true For insistence to say the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons can be proven This is knowledge Knowledge is the awareness of facts truths or principles Knowledge is also a true
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