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Belief and Knowledge

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BELIEF HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS 'CERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT CANNOT BE SEEN', DOES THIS STATEMENT HOLD TRUE IN ANY, SOME OR ALL AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE It always strikes into our mind as to why we recognize things that do not exist physically or by any proven means but we still account it to be true. For instance those who believe that the earth is round will report that they know the earth is round. Philosophy has traditionally defined knowledge as justified true belief. Humans used many different ways of knowing, personal and impersonal to reach to new discoveries in different fields. Belief is one of them which lies under the knowledge by conviction and provides man with knowledge unattainable by mere human logical thinking. ...read more.


Features of belief, which include the ideas of justification, warrant, rationality, and probability. Of these four terms, the term that has been most widely used and discussed in the past twenty years is "justification". Loosely speaking, justification is the reason why someone (properly) holds the belief, the explanation as to why the belief is a true one, or an account of how one knows what one knows.2 each one of us is responsible to what we believe. As beliefs are developed totally randomly we must ensure that whatever we believe corresponds to the actual word. Let's look at an example, a racist juror who decides before the case that the man must be guilty because he is black. Now, it happens to be the case that this man is in fact guilty, so this is in fact a true belief. ...read more.


It is a combination of belief, without proof and with hope. It is quite possible to believe in something while lacking faith in that belief. Faith is belief without evidence. Taking something on faith means believing it without firm proof of your own senses. From common knowledge we believe a lot of stuff just because the founders haven't proven it wrong. For example the discovery of gravity by Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton thought about gravity and the apple. He thought that maybe gravity was not just limited to the earth and the objects on it. What if gravity extended to the moon and beyond? 4 Just because we believe that all through-out space there is gravity we are not a hundred percent certain about it because nobody has gone light years beyond Earth to prove it true. All in all ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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