Felipe Ferandez- development of sociology

Felipe Ferandez- development of sociology - - what we know...

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20:47 Felipe Ferandez-Armest,  Truth: A history and guide for the  Perplexed  Five different ways of knowing about the world/ knowledge Feeling/experience - what we sense (see-observe, touch, smell,  hear, taste- or measure with our instruments as thermometers/ social  surveys) empirical fact is knowledge learned through our senses; its  based on our subjective experiences, no two people will always feel  the same thing  Traditional authority - what kings, parents, tradition have told us (“its  true because it has always been this way” or “its true because my  father told me so”) Religious Dogma/faith-  it is true because it is “God’s word” The belief that the truth is handed down to us from a supernatural  force from beyond the realm of human experience, even in the  absence of experience and empirical fact and mental reasoning  4.Abstract reasoning
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Unformatted text preview: - what we know by mental reasoning- e.g. philosophy (e.g. if all Rutgers students are highly intelligent, and Jane and Joe are Rutgers students, therefore Jane and Joe are highly intelligent) knowledge you think through and reason out; philosophers tend to use logical reasoning Science- knowledge gained when we test abstract ideas or hypotheses with empirical fact (ex. Using senses and tools [IQ test] to measure Jane and Joes intelligence so we can test the abstract idea that they are highly intelligent) (Note: observation/measurement of reality tests abstract hypothesis but never proves it! Why not?) Socially agreed-on truth- truth/valid knowledge is what a number of people agree is true ( a green piece of paper is worth $1.00 because we all agree that it is worth $1.00) 20:47 20:47...
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