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Some experts may have acquired knowledge that is difficult to describe in words.

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"Some experts may have acquired knowledge that is difficult to describe in words. Does this mean that other ways of knowing play a more important role than language in knowing how to do something." Well firstly I feel that people who are experts in certain fields such as athletics, dancing, are born with the gift to perform well in these arts and obviously it is their body or mind, which is superior to others and allows them to perform better in their acquired field. For example if you look at an athlete. It is obvious that they are born to run faster than other people, as no ordinary person even if they trained as much as athletes do would have the ability to run as fast. Even the athlete cannot describe how they run that fast and what they do that enables them to be able to do so. They can describe to you using language how you can train and have a lifestyle like them in order to possess the fitness levels an athlete ...read more.

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In order for a musician to perform they must be able to understand this form of communication and by doing so to a high level, they become skilled in their field. I do feel that certain musicians, that are extremely talented possess a natural ability, which cannot be taught through language, perception, emotion or reason. I think certain people are born with the ability to understand and relate to music better than others. Take the music composer Mozart as an example, he could write notes before he could write words. When he was only five years of age he wrote a piano solo called a minuet. This is a gift that obviously Mozart was born with and was not taught, even thought his father was a musician he never actually trained Mozart how to play an instrument, it was something that Mozart taught himself. Mozart is considered one of the greatest musicians of all time; it is obvious that he possesses a natural ability that no one else does. ...read more.

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When gaining knowledge of a certain kind you must be aware of what you are learning and all the factors that contribute towards what you are being taught. Without this it would be difficult to be taught anything, therefore perception is valuable in our learning. And finally the last way of knowing, which is essential for a human to gain knowledge and be taught is reason. Reason is needed in order for a person to conclude how they carry out certain actions. Without reason you would not know why you are doing what you are doing, it would make no sense. Therefore it is necessary that you have reason when being taught. Overall I feel that if anything language is definitely the most essential way of knowing when learning how to do something and no other way is more important. However I do feel that the three other ways play an equally significant role when being taught and being able to know how you do something. Without any of the four ways of knowing it would be a lot harder to gain the amount of knowledge we acquire. ...read more.

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