Posted in October 2012

Are All Things Known in the Same Way?

Are All Things Known in the Same Way?

  Q: Are all things known in the same way? A: No. Things are not all known in the same way. Some things are acquired by knowledge or reasoning. For example I know that if 2x+1=5 then x=2. How? Education, the laws of mathematics, and previous experiences have showed me that if you subtract 1 from each side of the … Continue reading

Definition of Truth

Definition of Truth

The following information are definitions to be used, analyzed, and/or discussed in future posts depending on the followed lesson plan. These definitions all have to do with our perception or reality and decipher the difference between truth, deceit  opinion, and inquisition. Note that these are all direct quotes from Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary. fact:  a piece of information … Continue reading

What Does It Mean to Know Something?

What Does It Mean to Know Something?

In the song Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti And the Spearheads, the singer describes a cruel, distorted world that’s over complicated and finding the simple joys in life despite this. He says “Seems like everywhere I go, the more I see the less I know. But I know one thing, that I love you.”

Cathedral by Raymond Carver (Response)

Cathedral by Raymond Carver (Response)

A response to the short passage “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. This piece written in 1981 depicts a man’s unusual experience of meeting a blind man for the first time and trying to teach him what a Cathedral looks like. In turn, the man with sight learns something significant as well.  1) Why was the narrator not looking … Continue reading