RE: Knowledge is manufactured?

Subject: RE: Knowledge is manufactured?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 23:43:27 -0400

I have to agree with you up to a point -- that's the point where I remember
that there really is no such thing as "objectivity" in the human realm, and
simultaneity does not prove causality.

By the way, there is something very odd to me about...well, let me put it
this way: Do architects, for example, incessantly grouse about how they're
not respected?

Bonnie Granat

> The Existential theory of knowledge is a Straw Man argument
> intended to
> confuse you. It is not "logically valid", and its conclusions are not
> "true" in any sense of that word. It does not account for Psychology,
> Neurobiology or anything we've learned about the brain over the past
> century. Today, with tools like CAT scans and MRIs, researchers can
> offer data that demonstrates the objective existence of a subjective
> thought as it happens in your head. Because your brain activity can be
> measured with scientific instruments, we have a tool,
> otherwise known as
> objective evidence, showing that your subjective thought did, in fact,
> exist. This gives new meaning to Descartes' "I think,
> therefore I am".
> Knowledge is where "perception" meets "reason". The act of saying you
> exist proves that you exist. It's really that simple.
> If you want to believe that you can't prove things exist, and
> specifically, that knowledge doesn't exist, you're welcome to believe
> it...but you're handicapping your rational faculties before you even
> begin.
> Again, this is not aimed at you, Lauren, but as a general
> "slap-down" of
> Existential theories of knowledge...which are just bogus and
> frustrating.
> When you base your beliefs on something other than "perception" and
> "reason", you end up as confused as an
> Philosophical
> circles, existentialism is all but dead.
> Brian Gause


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