WhatIsKnowledge tries to answer the question but it seems to fall short. This is not a definition issue. The Question NatureOfScience may be related.

Perhaps knowledge is similar to a data structure consisting of two parts. Part one is some information that we are pretty sure of. Part two is the reason why we trust this information, it is a quality of the knowledge, the status.

Knowledge example 1:

Knowledge example 2:

Knowledge example 3:

Knowledge example 4:

Knowledge example 5:


This would be right, according to my understanding of DefeasibleReasoning? (which may be a better title for this page.)

The basic idea is that the vast majority of knowledge (non-mathematical, not constructed entirely on the basis of logical framework) or reasoning is contingent, and susceptible to UnderCut.

“Humans developed as part of animal genealogy in an evolutionary process.” “If only the world were real: the world is only a dream, and those times never existed.”

It’s not always guaranteed to be persuasive to all people.


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