Tag Archive: knowledge

The Power of Ignorance

What can we gain through deliberate ignorance?

Knowledge as a Kind of Friendship

Everyone knows what knowledge is, but knowledge itself can be difficult to think about. What does it mean for a person to be knowledgeable? If someone knows a lot about one thing, but… Continue reading

Two Smart Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. If you have never made a mistake, then you are probably not a person. Some people think they are immune to making mistakes, which is a mistake in and of… Continue reading

Three Types of Answer

I have spent my life in pursuit of answers. And yet, only recently have I asked a fundamental question. What exactly is an answer? After careful consideration, I have decided there are three… Continue reading

Art of Technomancy

Ever since Homo sapiens picked up his first rock technology has become more and more pervasive. The rock, however, or even something as sophisticated as the iron club does not impose on our… Continue reading

Moses, Backsides, and the Limits of Knowledge

Epistemology is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with human knowledge. It investigates the origin, methods of acquisition, and potential limits of knowledge. Basically, epistemology asks the question, “How much can we… Continue reading

The Map of Life

There is a certain mystique attached to things that are lost. Lost worlds, lost treasures, and lost civilizations loom in our imaginations. We attach more value to a thing when it is lost… Continue reading

Contrarium Eadem Est Scientia

There is an episode of the TV sitcom Seinfeld where the character George Costanza, in an effort to improve his life, sets out to do the opposite of everything he would normally do.… Continue reading

Detachment vs. Understanding

Enlightenment is an elusive prize. It is sort of like the very best item of those claw vending machines. A lot of people may claim to have won a diamond necklace in the… Continue reading

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