MOSAICS II Lecture Notes hermeneutics

O it questions what knowledge is and how it can be

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o It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which any given subject or entity can be known. Different ways to gain knowledge o Ex: personal experience, reading, discovering, faith Various other ways Simple things are not as simple as they seem to be In epistemology, in general, the kind of knowledge usually discussed is propositional knowledge , also known as "knowledge that." o This is distinguished from " knowledge how " and "acquaintance- knowledge.” For example: in mathematics, it is known that 2 + 2 = 4, but there is also knowing how to add two numbers and knowing a person (e.g., oneself), place (e.g., one's hometown), thing (e.g., cars), or activity (e.g., addition). o Some philosophers think there is an important distinction between "knowing that," "knowing how," and "acquaintance- knowledge," with epistemology being primarily concerned with the first of these.
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Foundational Questions o Who am I? o What is my view on the world? o How do I understand the views of others? World views religion, family, etc. Culture all things in particular society is different o Different forms Belief system faith
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