People learn things every day, through the activities they participate in. They pick up new skills and knowledge. The knowledge people gain is in relation to experience. True knowledge stems from experience. One can directly experience something and learn from it, and pass on the experience to others to spread knowledge.
It is said that knowledge is acquired by experience, but how could there be knowledge before experience? From what or whom it came from? Is there an innate knowledge? According to Plato, knowledge is innate. It came from the World of Forms where everything is perfect and not in motion.
Philosophy has been around for more than a thousand years, and it is still relevant up to now. Philosophy, deriving from the Greek words philo and sophos, means love of wisdom. Wisdom is something we apply to ourselves in order to improve our actions and the way we think. Our experiences affects our view on how to approach life. Therefore, having wisdom is essential in our lives.
WISDOM & PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL BEING: AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE Wisdom can be defined as the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Wisdom has been conceptualized as one of the four cardinal virtues. As a virtue wisdom can be thought of as a habit or disposition as a result of which every action is performed with the highest degree of adequacy in all the circumstances. Simply wisdom involves the application of knowledge possessed through experience and thereafter applying it to a given set of circumstances. Wisdom involves understanding the reasonable course of action while applying your perception, judgment and action as result of the individual’s understanding of people, objects and situations.
However, reason has held as one of the supreme ways of knowing as it is the way in which we can be associated with logic, rationality, comparison and judgement, which can also be linked together. As reason can help us obtain information, it has a variety of advantages, but it may not be as reliable as you think
Is it true that we can know something through experiences? What does knowledge really mean? Is knowledge truly necessary? In general, knowledge result from the interpreted and understood information from the group of data and may acquire through experience and own interpretation. According to Andre Boundreau, “Things that are held to be true in a given context that drive us to action if there were no impediment”.
How Socrates (2000) mention above that wealth does not create a wise person, but a wisdom creates the good deeds for people. (p.10). Consequently, his meaning about excellence and wealth is correct because excellence is wisdom, justice, and virtue and these things can not be bought for money. Firstly, one of the different types of excellence is a wisdom. Wisdom is not only to have deep knowledge and rests at the experience but also not to realize wise oneself and not to commit amiss things.
As a late 16th century English philosopher by the name of Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is power”. Not only do I wholly agree with this statement, I think it even goes a little beyond just power for me. I believe that knowledge and education develops you in 4 of the 5 aspects of health: Social, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual, with the only one it may not develop (or very minimally if at all) being Physical. Having an education and general knowledge assists you out in the real world greatly also. With our economy in a tight situation and employment not looking so bright, many people are going back to school, and this is great thing, but is it worth it if you only see it as a means to get a better paying job?
Theory of knowledge is a yield of doubt. When we seriously really know anything at all, we innate lead into test of knowing, in the hope of being capable to discriminate the trustworthy beliefs from such as are untrustworthy. Knowledge is the principal intellectual attainment studies of epistemology. Virtually all theorists agree that true belief is a necessary condition for knowledge and it was once thought that justification, when added to true belief, yield a necessary and sufficient condition for knowledge. All of us have an innate knowledge, concepts, forms, or universals that are an essential and inborn part that compose our mind.