TOK- Exam - For years humans have looked beyond what is...

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For years humans have looked beyond what is there in the pursuit of knowledge, imagining the wide array of information and knowledge available in the universe. As sentient beings we are blessed with a cognitive mind and a desire for knowledge, yet we can never fill this aspiration for when we expand the area of knowledge we but increase our overall uncertainty of the universe. How can we ever be sure that our knowledge in true? With each new answer rises another question and given the limitations of the human consciousness we seem unable to equate knowledge with certainty. Richard van de Lagemaat`s passage is concerned with the pursuit of knowledge and its overall uncertainty in terms of the gods. The passage focuses on the incapability of knowledge and certainty and how the deepest truths of the universe lie beyond our intellectual grasp. In the past centuries we have discovered new areas of knowledge, but the truths we know of now are not certain but mere beliefs. In relation to our role as critical thinkers and responsible citizens of the world this passage proclaims that substantial knowledge cannot give us certainty. And the reality that what find true today may one day turn out to be false. The passage gives insight as to the true significance of the theory of knowledge and the
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2010 for the course ENG 1p03 taught by Professor Dr.fleisig during the Spring '10 term at McMaster University.

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