Knowledge Discussion/Reading Post – Courtney Mignot
When our class started the Epistemology Unit and started talking about Knowledge, the first thought that popped into my head was that knowledge is endless. No one can accurately or definitely define knowledge. Knowledge is many things, it is power, is it unique, it is knowing you know nothing and i believe that all of these examples tie together to show that knowledge is in fact everything and endless at the same time.
Once i decided on my question I started this process by coming up with my own questions and ideas. Some of these were..
-Is it possible for one person to be smarter or more knowledgeable than another? Because everyone has areas that they perhaps excel in more than others.
-Do we learn things without even knowing it?
-Can being too knowledgeable ever be a bad thing or hold you back for some reason?
-I believe that knowledge is absolutely everything and surrounds us everyday.
I did my research on “knowledge is endless” and wasn’t able to find that many blogs that helped answer my questions but instead i did find a couple really good quotes which opened my mind more to the concept of “knowledge is endless”.
“Knowledge is like an endless resource; a well of water that satisfies the innate thirst of the growing human soul. Therefore never stop learning… because the day you do, you will also stop maturing.” – Chidi Okonkwo
“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.”