Essay on What Does It Means For What It?

1262 Words May 15th, 2015 6 Pages
“Every attempt to know the world rests on a set of assumptions that cannot be tested.” Examine this proposition in relation to two areas of knowledge.
After all, how can we be something we don 't know about? This statement is very interesting, however, because the knowledge we possess does not necessarily have to define every aspect of our being; some things may be left out in order to appear "normal" in society. Opinion plays a huge role when determining your personal identity, but society, which ends up giving us most of our knowledge, plays a bigger one. Personally, I like this prompt because it is very open to interpretation and there are many ways to approach it. Unfortunately, I think it would be difficult to extend this statement to other areas of knowledge.
I believe this statement is true to an extent, but it could be difficult to prove. First, you would have to discuss what it means for something to be "tested". The results or procedures of a test may mean something different from person to person. However, these assumptions cannot be tested, meaning it is up to the individual to determine if they know the world or not. The individual must realize that this is based on an assumption. For this reason, I think this statement would be interesting to argue, but would also be very difficult to prove; it depends too much on individual beliefs.
All science lays on an establishment of certainty and falsifiability- -that is the embodiment of the investigative system. A…

Related Documents