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"The knowledge that we value the most is the knowledge for which we can provide the strongest justifications." To what extent would you agree with this claim? The defining and pursuit of knowledge have been paramount to human intellectual growth. The classical definition of knowledge, most commonly associated with Plato, is “justified true belief”. However, since the dawn of human thought, no unitary, agreed upon definition of knowledge has been found. Although this essay deals with the defining of knowledge, it would be impossible to logically and infallibly establish a definition of knowledge and deal with the topic of the essay. Therefore, for the purposes of this paper, knowledge will be defined as “the understanding of facts and information, collected through either empirical or rational means, which can be reasonably accepted as true.” In most cases, in order to be reasonably accepted as true, there justifications must be provided for knowledge. It would, at first glance, appear as if the knowledge for which we can provide the strongest justifications is
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course HISTORY 0009 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '09 term at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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