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Seven Ways of Knowing

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Seven Ways of Knowing is an examination of what we mean when we say we know something, and the extent and sureness of this knowledge. It starts with an analysis of our perception of material objects, the role of evolution, and the nature of space and time. A non-mathematical description of relativity and quantum theory is given in the opening chapters (with a more technical treatment in two appendices). Abstract knowledge, knowledge derived from reading and the media (second hand knowledge), and how we know other persons are the subjects of the next three chapters. These are followed by a chapter on how objectively we can distinguish good and evil and then an appraisal of whether there can be a rational belief in any religion. The book ends with a theory of perception, which offers the possibility of a coherent understanding of all the topics: it is compulsive and entirely original.


By David Kottler


Chapter 1 Preamble
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 1: The Basis of Perception and Knowing
Chapter 4 2: The Perception of Space, Time and Matter
Chapter 5 3: Knowledge of Abstract Things
Chapter 6 4: Book Knowledge
Chapter 7 5: Knowing Persons
Chapter 8 6: Morality: The Knowledge of Good and Evil
Chapter 9 7: Religious Belief: The Knowledge of God
Chapter 10 8: A Theory of Perception: WYSIWIRT
Chapter 11 Appendix 1: An Introduction to Mathematics
Chapter 12 Appendix 2: Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
Chapter 13 Index


Titel: Seven Ways of Knowing
EAN: 9780761851905
ISBN: 978-0-7618-5190-5
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Hamilton Books
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 138
Veröffentlichung: 10.07.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.1 MB