But they may be dreams or illusions. Socrates asserts that Protagoras' relativistic argument that "man is the measure of all things," means "what is true is what is true for me.
Rene Descartes and Charles Sanders Peirce once come across each other and go into a discussion about their own philosophy of knowledge and how it is acquired. Hi Sanders how are you? I am fine, thank you. What about you sir?
I am good, but just busy with the children and their studies. There is so much to learn and so little time to analyze the knowledge they are acquiring nowadays.
In our times it was different. I remember you gave the philosophy of knowledge in the 17th Century. Your basic concern was overcoming doubt and you were certain about your claims. Those were the golden days. I worked a lot in the direction of knowledge and its philosophy, but everything was very systematic according to me.
In other words everything was interlinked. Since we all come from distinct backgrounds and have different inherent beliefs and judgments, it is difficult for us to come to an agreement on issues such as truth. If we begin with principles that we all acknowledge as correct, we can use this method to come to an agreement about what is true.
I wanted to make the process of acquiring knowledge into a formal procedure, so that it cannot be disputed. We all have a certain amount of good sense.
Good sense is the most evenly distributed commodity in the world.
The standard of knowledge is illustrated in mathematics, which I claim is the highest degree of knowledge. I took especially great pleasure in mathematics because of its certainty and the evidence of its arguments… I was astonished that, because its foundations were so solid and firm, no one had built anything more notable upon them.
I started out by declaring that anything probable must be considered false, and only what is certain can be true. Since most of what we learn is just what other people tell us, we must reject it because it is not certain. Then how do you think the knowledge could be acquired? Rather than going out into the world to find knowledge, I believe that it is found inside ourselves.Yea in the end I was not a fan of Descarte, and understood why my professor started with him before having him dismantled (IMHO) by authors like my preferred Wittgenstein.
Universal skepticism keeps a man in bed for fear of his floor caving in and the matrix getting his compliance.
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