RE: Knowledge is manufactured?

Subject: RE: Knowledge is manufactured?
From: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: <Gause_Brian -at- emc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 13:51:22 -0700

> From: Gause_Brian -at- emc -dot- com

> More specifically, "information" is a building block of "knowledge",
> which is the result of conscious analysis. And both can be transmitted
> as information...All talk generates information. It is only with the
> mental work in your head that you create knowledge.
> Both of these words are nonsense in the context of my title,
> though. My
> expertise transcends this distinction between information and
> knowledge.
> I am a writer.
> Brian Gause

Well here's a theory of knowledge and existentialism.

How do you know what you know? All "knowledge" is a first-person account of
subjective perceptions. We call it "knowledge" when we can get another
person to confirm the contents of our heads by comparing our assessments.
If I say that I know that I exist, I can't prove it. I can say that I
believe that I exist and other people believe that I exist. The beliefs of
other people, like my own beliefs are based on subjective perceptions. We
can say that because we perceive someone else, then that person exists, but
confirming our perceptions against the perceptions of others is not proof
because the comparison is still subjective. I can only prove that I exist
if somebody objectively says that I exist because I cannot get outside of
myself to form that objective assessment. I can only objectively say that
somebody else exists if I can form an objective perception. I cannot form
an objective perception because I cannot get outside of myself. Therefore,
I cannot prove that somebody else exists and no one can prove that I exist.
I can only "know" something if I exist because we must exist to have
knowledge. I can't know if I exist, so I can't have knowledge.

Therefore, there is no knowledge, but, of course, I can write about it,
whatever *it* is.



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