Epistemology Essay Examples

Technical Rationality And Reflection

Similarities Technical rationality designates a sequence of events prearranged to attain predestined purpose. For example, if the preset goal is something that we denote as X, then also the technical rationality model should lead to the attainment of X.(Dobbins, 2004) Reflection in Action is essential to the ability through which people deals with different conditions… View Article

Theory Of Knowledge

One of the most explored philosophical discourses is epistemology, questions regarding; how do we know what we know and what are the sources of knowledge, have been a focus of philosophers from the inception of the philosophical discipline. The definition of knowledge is still among the core problems in epistemic arguments. Descartes in his skepticism… View Article

Subjective Experience and Object of Reality

Epistemology (Greek episteme, “knowledge”; logos, “theory”), branch of philosophy that addresses the philosophical problems surrounding the theory of knowledge. Epistemology is concerned with the definition of knowledge and related concepts, the sources and criteria of knowledge, the kinds of knowledge possible and the degree to which each is certain, and the exact relation between the… View Article

Knower’s Perspective

Throughout the quest for knowledge, one cannot help but be influenced by his or her personal point of view. As human beings, we all approach this quest from different aspects, while interpreting knowledge in ways unique to our own reasoning, emotion, perception, and language. By human nature we reflect upon our personal experiences when presented… View Article

Epistemology in Locke and Berkeley

Even though Locke seems to posit a mind-independent world founded on matter, on closer examination it will be found that he does so grudgingly. Berkeley, on the other hand considers the notion as unnecessary, and indeed evil. With a proper examination of the two philosophies they will found to be identical in substance, and they… View Article

Science and Religion

Assess the view that science has replaced religion as the main ideological influence in society today? (33 marks) It will be important to assess the view that science has replaced religion as the main ideological influences in society today. The enlightenment project could be seen as the start of the debate between religion and science… View Article

Descartes & Hume

Rene Descartes was a rationalist, meaning he thought that reason alone, not sensation or experience, was the source to attaining knowledge about the eternal truths of the universe, such as mathematics, epistemology, metaphysics and the existence of God. He excluded physics from this list, admitting that knowledge of physics only comes through experience (Descartes). Regardless,… View Article

Important Quotes About Science

A. Cause and Effect: a. means/end: Is science means to what? b. assumptions and antecedents: what does precede scientific research? c. Implications and Consequences: what will follow from ethically unhealthy scientific research? B. Contrast: a. Tension/opposition: what is the tension existing between ethics and scientific research? b. contradictions: What is the contradiction between preserving ethics… View Article

Management Art or Science

The concept of management is universal and very old. That is why different views have been expressed about its nature by different writers from time to time. The continuous and rapid development of management principles and practices in organization has changed the nature of management. The main points of view about the nature of management… View Article

Tolerant Society

Consider the view that in tolerant society no particular way of life should be promoted as superior. Many would argue that a tolerant society involves the state being a neutral umpire. This is the idea of a neutral based liberalism and it states that we should not supress, or promote any particular way of life…. View Article

Allegory of the Cave

The allegory of The Cave is an attempt to show that what we are seeing are reflections, abstractions, and illusions. What we have believed in are not the real thing and never have been, but because we’ve acknowledged them for so long, it’s hard for us to accept it in any other way. Plato’s allegory… View Article

Introduction to Core 1: Points of Engagement

Lecture’s Central Argument: The central argument of the lecture is students must take Core-001 in order to study how individuals and society can make the best choices in preparing for an uncertain future. Although the program places a strong emphasis on writing, critical thinking, and understanding events in their historical and cultural contexts, a wide… View Article

Descartes Argument for the Existence of Corporeal Things

Methods and Meditations on First Philosophy is a discourse by Rene Descartes, which largely focuses on the nature of humanity and divinity. This essay is a discussion of this discourse, and will summarize, explain and object to various parts of his work. The majority of this essay focuses on Descartes Sixth Meditation, which includes his… View Article

PMBOK Project

Over the past decades, Project management became a significant essential process to achieve objectives of the project. According to PMI Guide to the PMBOK (2008), Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. In the process of project management, project management methodologies are using for… View Article

Ecosystemic Psychology

Ecosystemic Psychology – Definitions Definition Epistemology Epistemology is “the study of the origin, nature and methods, as well as the limits, of knowledge; it is also how things can be known, thus a framework for describing and conceptualizing what is being observed and experienced and it also specifies the nature of the relationship between the… View Article