Adaptive Knowing: Epistemology from a Realistic Standpoint by J.K. Feibleman

By J.K. Feibleman

The acquisition of data isn't really a unmarried unrelated party yet particularly an adaptive procedure within which previous acquisitions alter current and destiny ones. partly I of this essay in epistemology it truly is argued that dealing with wisdom isn't a passive affair yet dynamic and lively, regarding its continuance into the levels of assimilation and deployment. partially II a couple of particular matters are raised and mentioned on the way to discover the scale and the depths of the workings of adaptive understanding. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS "Activity as A resource of information" first seemed in Tulane reports in Philosophy, XII, 1963; "Knowing, Doing and Being" in Ratio, VI, 1964; "On ideals and Believing" in Tulane experiences, XV, 1966; "Absent items" in Tulane experiences, XVII, 1968; "The truth online game" in Tulane experiences, XVIII, 1969; "Adaptive Responses and The Ecosys­ tem" in Tulane stories, XVIII, 1969; "The Mind-Body challenge" within the Philosophical magazine, VII, 1970; and "The wisdom of The recognized" within the overseas common sense overview, I, 1970. half I dealing with wisdom bankruptcy I the matter of data I. the selected method you're approximately to learn a research of epistemology, one that has been made of a practical point of view. it isn't the 1st of such interpre­ tations, and it'll now not be the last.

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On the basis of the coordinated senses the observer by means of continuous impressions made at different times is able to produce the evidence necessary to him to support the construction of an independent solid object. The stereoscopic object is not perceived as such but nevertheless is constructed of perceptions. Another piece of evidence, and a comparatively new one, is the continuity of the observations made with the unaided senses and the observations made with the senses aided by instruments.

Eventually, forbidden or not, they float back into the subject, for where else are they to go? They were never dctached from it in the first place, only from the object. 30 PART I: COPING WITH KNOWLEDGE Realism in epistemology has to face the problem of errors in perception. No doubt they do exist, but only as the children of single impressions. If the traveler who is dying of thirst in the desert sees the mirage of an oasis which does not in fact exist, subsequent perceptions will correct his previous impressions.

Zoo. Julius R. Weinberg, Examination of Logical Positivism (London, 1936, Kegan Panl, Trench Trubner), p. 68. 12 13 PART I: COPING WITH KNOWLEDGE (3) That every knower is a subject of knowledge will have to be recognized and given its due. The valid side of idealism, in short, is how it treats of knowledge after it has been acquired, as sufficient in itself and without thought of further acquisition. I shall have more to say about this later when I come to examine the contents of knowledge. Meanwhile it is illustrative to use the language of idealism to describe the subjective end of the functioning of perspectives.

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