Knowledge In The Milgram Experiment

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The Oxford dictionary defines knowledge as, "Information and skills acquired through either experience or education" (Compact Oxford English Dictionary ). The human society has developed a knowledge system which can be divided into personal and shared knowledge. Personal knowledge focuses on the adventures that a person has experienced, may it be emotional or physical, whereas shared knowledge are systematic, and are derived from conclusions of different individuals of a group. As knowledge derived from personal experiences is biased due to the propensity towards a certain viewpoint, shared opinions are rather preferred by the general public in the field of science, history, and arts. Scientific hypothesis are regarded as theories or laws…show more content…
The experiment was conducted to research the effect of authority on obedience. The results of the experiment showed that people displayed obedience when the subjects felt coerce .
In the scientific community, Milgram claimed that the experiments he performed had a direct application to the Jewish Holocaust, performed by the Nazi Germany regime. In order to understand the psychological mindset of the German soldiers, the Milgram's experiment used the voluntary subjects as the soldiers and Milgram himself as the authoritarian Hitler. In the context of the knowledge question, we discuss to what extent is Milgram's experiment a valid narration to the psychological attributes the German soldiers held during the Jewish
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As Beethoven was deaf at the moment when he composed 'Symphony No.9', it wasn't possible for Beethoven's body to perceive an external stimulus. According to historians, Beethoven merely only assisted a conductor on stage, but did not actually conduct the symphony himself. In terms of sense perception, Beethoven was able to understand music through A priori nature. A priori knowledge is knowledge independent of experience. Therefore, if Beethoven's primary way of interacting with his music was his sense perception, then we can conclude that his symphonies did not exist as knowledge for him, rather a piece of music he created with the collaboration of other who conducted the symphonies for him with his
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