The meaning of life is oftentimes associated with introducing “the truth” of life. This truth can again be introduced to us by the conglomerate of shared knowledge imposed by either religious or scientific realms. Despites the justifications of the knowledge our consciousness forces us to constantly explain our lives which automatically lead to adopting some interpretation of knowledge which helps us to make sense of our being. I would conclude that the two features of knowledge, producing meaning and purpose are the most important roles of knowledge, because of the human nature of assigning meaning to our actions otherwise we feel what is commonly known and experienced as feeling lost or disillusioned. Although we must not forget this isn’t the whole point of knowledge but merely a part of
Gaining knowledge is necessary for personal development and growth and the way knowledge is acquired strongly depends on the area the information is about. To be able to analyse which ways of knowing are used to obtain knowledge, we must first define one or more knowledge questions each area of knowledge is dealing with. Each of these questions can be answered with the use of ways of knowing, which make up the knowledge network for the area of knowledge as a whole. When only considering the differences between the natural sciences and the ethics with no deeper investigation, the disparity in the subjectivity of the area is clearly noticeable. While the knowledge concerning natural sciences is mainly shared, due to school syllabi or publishing
In the James Harvey Robinson story “On Various Kinds of Thinking” and the Ralph Waldo Emerson story “Self Reliance” both of the authors talk about the different ways people process information. Along with this, the two authors address how people pursue knowledge in different ways. For Robinson, he proves that people do not only apply their minds to work ideas out, but also the persuasion of others. On the other hand, Emerson states that we have learned to follow since it is all we have ever known and do not wish to risk stepping out of our comfort zones. Both of these authors write about similar ways of learning, but their ways also differentiate from each other.
However, this paper will examine my self-awareness and my personal behaviours, which analyse my individual role, which is pertinent with personal experience. Hence, this reflective essay basically will look into matter whether I am good in dealing with others who come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds or whether I own leadership and teamwork skills or not. Considering this aspect, the first part will explain the critical events then it will focus on the individual contributions and roles as a team. Thus, during process, some of the academic theories like communication, leadership, team conflicts, and cooperation will be discussed along with models of team behaviour like learning style, Belbin Roles, Adair-Action-Centred leadership, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Grid and Hofstede’s five cultural dimensions will be assumed in order to assess my performance and personal development. While pointing out my performance (as an individual), I like to explain those critical occurrences that summarises the state.
Introduction A worldview is a theoretical lens by which an individual views and judges the world around them. A worldview is shaped by personal experience, upbringing, opinions, and personal feelings. A worldview is important because the world around us is complicated and we need some sort of mental processing to make assumptions about things that we may not have experience with. Worldviews are personal and can clash with those who have opposing views, for this reason it is important to discuss the topic with respect and an open mind. This paper will discuss: the definitions of spirituality, scientism, postmodernism, pluralism.
However to what extent is the personal knowledge gathered a valid source of knowledge? And how do reason and perception influence our understanding of shared knowledge? The question of whether the act of turning shared knowledge into personal knowledge is reliable, accurate or beneficial will also be posed. Even though shared knowledge may create distorted and false personal knowledge and decision making, the act of interpreting and presumably most important, understanding such shared knowledge would allow us to construct decent and valid personal knowledge in both the natural and social sciences. How can personal knowledge be shaped through shared knowledge?
Science is essentially the most important factor for the growth in human knowledge since the beginning of mankind, helping us understand who we are and the world that surrounds us better. Although science is a reference for many individuals, constructing our own personal knowledge and our own critical evaluation and thinking was and always will be part of us humans. In order to demonstrate this idea, I will be focusing on eugenics. Eugenics is the science performed for biosocial movement, which defends the use of practices aimed to improve the genetic configuration of a population. In today’s science one of the examples of eugenics is in vitro fertilization, which is the development by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside of the body.
Critical thinking is an extremely important quality that should be nurtured, refined and actively applied to every decision we make. What Exactly is Critical Thinking? In simple terms, critical thinking may be defined as reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do. A more complete definition by the Critical Thinking Community is: “a mode of thinking, about any subject, content, or problem where the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing reality. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored and self-corrective thinking.” Being critical is like being paranoid—not taking everything you hear or read at face value.
In order to effectively answer the question in hand, one must firstly define both terms. Shared knowledge is generated by a large number of people that have an overarching, similar belief over what is ‘right’, and thus what is ‘true’. Personal knowledge on the other hand, is what may be true to a single individual, without taking in account what ‘we know’ but much more what ‘I know’, thus posing a paradox between social conformity and individual beliefs. I have decided to tackle the knowledge question by analysing two areas of knowledge, the Human Sciences and the Arts, investigate the way in which shared knowledge shapes personal knowledge, how personal knowledge prevails over shared knowledge, and, finally, how both these beliefs of truth
A section of the theory of evolution: the natural selection, were then being used to interpret a new concept and it eventually becomes a viral phenomenon in the current world, memes. The meme first appeared in Richard Dawkins’ first book, “The Selfish Gene” in 1976, attempts to understand why some behaviors, from an evolutionary perspective, seemed to make no sense but somehow were found to be very common in human societies (Marsh). As Dawkins emphasized, natural selection is a process in nature which organisms possessing certain genotypic characteristics that make them better adjusted to an environment tend to survive, reproduce, increase in number and therefore able to transmit their essential genotypic qualities to succeeding generations. He found out, ideas are clearly in competition with each other, perhaps there is a selection process going on, analogous to natural selection, through which some ideas prove successful and spread while others die out. The understanding of a natural phenomenon to a study of sociology gives evidence to a change in the interpretation of knowledge historically and the production of new insights, hinting a paradigm shift in the production of