Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Knowledge

What is the value of knowledge? Just how much can a human being learn about anything? If you learned everything that everyone ever knew, would you know the complete truth concerning the universe or not? You would know a lot of useful stuff and some shit that was completely useless or would you? Is there any such thing as useless knowledge? When you learn something whether it is true or false it is classified as true knowledge or false knowledge. Most philosophers will tell you that true knowledge has value and false knowledge has zero value, but philosophy is more or less bunk (A lot like history). What really determines the value of knowledge? It is not important to determine whether or not the knowledge that you contain in your head is true knowledge or false knowledge. If you spend your time trying to do that, you will end up either killing yourself or you will become an unbearable asshole that no one wants to be around.
Let's say you start studying mythology and gain a shitload of knowledge on elves and let's also say you grow to believe in the existence of elves, based on your studies of mythology and folklore. Now, we all know that elves are bullshit, because they are not real. This doesn't mean that this knowledge is without value. If you write a top selling book or convince someone to believe in your idea, then your idea has value. Knowledge's value is not determined by whether it is true or false, but whether or not you can use that idea to better your living conditions.

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Anonymous knowledge said...

Really most philosophers will tell us that true knowledge has value and false knowledge has zero value bur really i don't think soo... There is doesn't mean that this knowledge is without value... Every knowledge have value weather it's a good or bad....

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