The Art of Man - Tiara Collins January 29, 2011 RWS200...

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Tiara Collins January 29, 2011 RWS200 Professor Dill The Art of Man Man is more than a complex machine, a rat, an ant, or a monkey. Wayne C. Booth refutes the idea of man being reduced to something less than human in his “Is There Any Knowledge That a Man Must Have?” He claims that there id some knowledge that man must possess, however it what knowledge is necessary for a man to know. Booth first defines knowledge as something that is not specific. He then continues to state Herbert Spencer, C.P. Sow, a F. R. Leavis' idea of what knowledge is necessary. C.P. Snow and F.R. Leavis debate on whether lines of Shakespeare or the second law of thermodynamics is more important. Herbert Spencer defines science and man being able to make it from one century to the next “without absolute self-destruction” as knowledge that man must know. Booth considers all their ideas of knowledge as “indispensable” and that a man can “survive in happy ignorance” from knowing such information. Spencer also presents the cognitive need of an
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