By J.K. Feibleman
The acquisition of data isn't really a unmarried unrelated get together yet relatively an adaptive technique during which previous acquisitions adjust current and destiny ones. partially I of this essay in epistemology it really is argued that dealing with wisdom isn't really a passive affair yet dynamic and lively, concerning its continuance into the levels of assimilation and deployment. partially II a few particular concerns are raised and mentioned as a way to discover the size and the depths of the workings of adaptive figuring out. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS "Activity as A resource of data" first seemed in Tulane stories in Philosophy, XII, 1963; "Knowing, Doing and Being" in Ratio, VI, 1964; "On ideals and Believing" in Tulane stories, XV, 1966; "Absent items" in Tulane experiences, XVII, 1968; "The fact video game" in Tulane reviews, XVIII, 1969; "Adaptive Responses and The Ecosys tem" in Tulane reviews, XVIII, 1969; "The Mind-Body challenge" within the Philosophical magazine, VII, 1970; and "The wisdom of The identified" within the foreign good judgment assessment, I, 1970. half I dealing with wisdom bankruptcy I the matter of data I. the selected method you're approximately to learn a learn of epistemology, one that has been made up of a practical viewpoint. it isn't the 1st of such interpre tations, and it'll now not be the last.
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And everything in material existence is either a part or a whole (or both: a whole to its part and a part of some whole). To feel the impact of values is to have added to knowledge, knowledge which is no less knowledge for being qualitative. No one is the same ever again after having felt the overpowering effect of a great work of art, of Hamlet, say, or The Iliad. The new condition can fairly be described as one of increased knowledge even though the form of that knowledge is qualitative. The knowledge of qualities and values suffers from not being able to be put into words.
Similarities recur, differences perish. The brown basketball once destroyed will never be found again. But its brownness and its roundness will. They will recur in other things, even in other similar basketballs. The basketball was unique, its properties were not. There is nothing in brownness and roundness that cannot be found in things other than basketballs. I have a jug and an ash tray, both of which are brown and round. What has to be explained, then, is the recurrence of qualities and relations which survive the perishing of the material things in which they occur.
To feel the impact of values is to have added to knowledge, knowledge which is no less knowledge for being qualitative. No one is the same ever again after having felt the overpowering effect of a great work of art, of Hamlet, say, or The Iliad. The new condition can fairly be described as one of increased knowledge even though the form of that knowledge is qualitative. The knowledge of qualities and values suffers from not being able to be put into words. I cannot describe what I know as the result of having been exposed to certain qualities and THE ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE 41 values, and so I cannot describe or demonstrate it here, but everyone who has lived in the world and been greatly aware of what was happening to him will know what I mean.