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Relinquishment of Free Will in The Birthmark and Carnal Knowledge

-     In literature it is common to find main characters that display unusual strength or might. Rarely are major literary characters (with the exception of villains) weak figures. Authors typically create strong roles for their protagonists. This is not the case, however, in the short stories "Carnal Knowledge" by T. Coraghessan Boyle and "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The narrator of "Carnal Knowledge," Jim, and one main character in "The Birthmark," Georgiana, have few outward similarities....   [tags: The Birthmark, Carnal Knowledge]

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A Portrait of Modern Life in Carnal Knowledge

- A Portrait of Modern Life in Carnal Knowledge T. C. Boyle's "Carnal Knowledge" is a very funny, and at the same time truthful portrayal of some of the things which are going on in the world today. His description of the narrator and the way he thinks, as well as his portrayal of Alena Jorgensen, leaves the reader wondering if they have ever believed so strongly in something or acted the same way to help reach their goal. What makes this story so unique and is that takes place in our world, in a world were some people are "fond of Kentucky Fried Chicken or Chicken McNuggets" (245) and others "don't eat meat or fish or milk or cheese or eggs, and they didn't wear wool or leather or f...   [tags: Carnal Knowledge Essays]

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Carnal Knowledge by Boyle

- Carnal Knowledge by Boyle In the story “Carnal Knowledge”, by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jim is the main character who loves to eat meat. He would love nothing more than to enjoy a dinner of “Beef, mutton, pork, venison, dripping burgers, and greasy ribs”. (1107) However, Jim’s cravings for “Kentucky Fried or Chicken McNuggets” were no match for Alena Jorgensen. (1108) Alena is an obsessive animal rights activist whom Jim met while laying on the beach feeling sorry for himself. When a person has feelings of depression and loneliness it can be very easy for another person to come into their life and change their whole persona....   [tags: Carnal Knowledge Boyle Essays Papers]

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Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge

- Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge            "After the briskness of loving, loving stops"-Susan Minot    This quote from Minot summarizes the love affairs in her short story "Lust" and T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Carnal Knowledge." The protagonists in these stories go to great lengths to please their significant others hoping to find loving, fulfilling relationships. They make sacrifices and relinquish certain degrees of power to find happiness, only to discover that this happiness is temporary....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Carnal Desires in Literarute

- Laurence Sterne once said, “The thirst for riches, like the desire of knowledge, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” This quote applies to the writings of Guy de Maupassant. Even though some critics say his stories were written to entertain his audience, Guy de Maupassant's writings show people have an under-lying carnal desire. In “The Necklace,” he shows that Madame Loisel's carnal desire was to be in the upper class. In another one of his popular short stories, “The False Gems,” he shows that Mr....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant, Literary Analysis]

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The Issues of Knowledge Advancement

- To progress collectively, humans work together to create knowledge and come up with new ideas that leads us to gain deeper understanding of the material (Windle). This is further proven by a theory called the Knowledge Building (KB) theory created by Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter which refers to the practice of creating new knowledge through synthesis of ideas and common goals. If this theory is to be believed, the human society is creating knowledge with observations made in the real world....   [tags: beliefs, evidence, discard]

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The Carnal Prayer Mat by Yu Li

- Vesperus’ masculine beauty is a central theme in Li Yu’s moral comedy, The Carnal Prayer Mat. What’s more, his life trajectory parallels non-Mahayana Indic accounts of Siddhartha’s path to enlightenment, particularly on the emphasis placed on descriptions of both men’s physical perfection and their subsequent sexual appetite and prowess. Both Vesperus’ and Siddhartha’s masculine beauty propels them forward on their life paths, positioning them in the simultaneously instructive and destructive feminine sphere of the inner quarter....   [tags: The Carnal Prayer Mat]

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The Role of Models in the Acquisition of Knowledge

- Models have become essential for the development of human knowledge. They are the methods we follow, in order to simplify and understand more easily the realization of certain tasks involving the different fields of knowledge. When a method of thinking and way of achieving a certain goal becomes popular, the rest of the community adopts it. Hence, as soon as a method of thinking becomes predominant over another, it is said to have become a model. For example, we can consider mathematical formulas, scientific procedures, and even our way of living, areas in which a distinct model is followed....   [tags: Knowledge]

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The Importance of Communities of Practice Linked to Knowledge Management Activities

- After developing and testing a research model (See Figure 2-3), concerning the effects of KM activities supported by organisational and technological initiatives have on individual, team, and organisational levels. The results provide some potential valuable insights for theories and practice on knowledge management. First, the study provides empirical support to the argument inherent in social capital theory, the knowledge-based theory of the organisation, and the theory of knowledge management that the impacts of knowledge management move up from individuals to teams and then to the entire organisation....   [tags: Knowledge]

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Knowledge Management Research

- The findings of this research cleared conceptualization of KM activities and a guide to using social capital to support those activities within organisations. This study made significant contributions across multiple areas of knowledge management research. This section demonstrates the significance of this study through giving further details about the contributions that it makes to theory, transference, and practice. 9.2.1 Contribution to social capital theory For the first time, this research combines seventeen factors in an integrated model that includes social capital theory, information technology support, and knowledge work management and work performance....   [tags: Knowledge]

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The Pursuit of Knowledge

- Ever wonder how the world would be today only if our great researchers implemented a different attitude towards their experiments. It is possible that the results would remain same. However, some argue that the consequences may be altered. Nonetheless, this does not make the earlier learned knowledge valued less or false, just supplementary. Abraham Maslow’s theory challenges nearly all ways of knowing, suggesting that if we limit our thinking, the outcomes remain homogenous, therefore, limiting the amount of knowledge we acquire....   [tags: Theory of Knowledge]

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Knowledge Sharing

- Knowledge sharing: Knowledge sharing occurs when an individual is genuinely interested to have or to give knowledge to someone then this process is successful and effective, if a person provided with wrong or vague knowledge that’s mean the knowledge sharing process is stuck over there. Goh (2002) proposes that knowledge sharers should always share the full circumstances of a case, not selected circumstances. Bornemann and Sammer (2003) say: Knowledge as a resource of value creation, allows for exceptional marginal rates of productivity....   [tags: Knowledge ]

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Knowledge Management

- One of the primary reasons for the heightened interest in knowledge management is owing to the advances in information and communication technologies. But why have these technologies created such interest in how people can manage knowledge. Grover and Davenport (2001) highlight that the computing technology evolves in business to the point where it generates interest in managing knowledge. It starts by enabling processes at the level of transactions at the point of work. These systems were collecting amount of data which need to be processed to make sense out of it, and hence, the advent of data processing systems....   [tags: Knowledge]

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Searching for Knowledge and Expert Opinions

- In the search for knowledge and truth, there are times in which assumed experts provide insubstantial and useless, if not uneducated, opinions and guidance on their assumed field of expertise. In most of these cases, the assumed expert is not truly an expert. An expert is one who is highly knowledgeable and skillful in a particular field, through an unusually large amount of experience, training, and studies, to the point that he or she is sought after to receive opinions, guidance, and wisdom on the particular field by people that are not highly knowledgeable and skillful on the particular field....   [tags: Expertise Knowledge]

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Knowledge Management in Academic Libraries

- Introduction Knowledge has become a key resource in the present information and knowledge era. Knowledge management is a concept that has emerged explosively in business organizations during the 20th century. The application of knowledge management has now spread to other organizations as well including academic libraries. Knowledge management has been regarded as strategically important for organizations to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors, to add value to their products and to win greater satisfaction from their customers....   [tags: Knowledge Management ]

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The Use of Knowledge in Society by Frederick Hayek

- Defining Knowledge Workers Knowledge work according to Raman, (1999), contains activities, which are "information-based, knowledge intensive and knowledge generating" (p. 2). The paper's theme is, "organizations staying ahead of the competition have come to realize knowledge and knowledge workers are their key to success in today's environment where knowledge and information have become commodities" (Raman, 1999, p. 1). This paper's theme traces the historical development of knowledge management and knowledge workers; differentiates between knowledge workers and non-knowledge workers, and illustrate the knowledge workers experience in the author's organization....   [tags: knowledge workers, knowledge management]

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Eternal Knowledge is From God

- Knowledge starts to increase from the day we are born and continues throughout our lives. It is never complete but is an ongoing process. We acquire knowledge through life experiences and also through education. There are some truths that are eternal and there are also some that are relative to different times and places. As a Christian, I believe that eternal knowledge is base on a divine power. God is the center of that ultimate truth and He is the same yesterday, today and forever. From the beginning God laid the foundation of the earth and His plan for salvation....   [tags: religion, knowledge, ]

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Ethical Judgements Limit Knowledge

- Ethical judgements limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both, the arts and the natural sciences. The aforementioned question incorporates a clear sense of direction and purpose, laying out the fundamentals of the Theory Of Knowledge by visibly stating the Areas of Knowledge that are supposed to be further delved into; in this case ethics, arts and natural sciences. The topic aims to denote that ethics are directly correlated to arts and natural sciences, the three being interdependent on each other and influencing one another in some way or the other....   [tags: Theory of Knowledge]

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Knowledge Capture and Transfer in an Organization

- Organization Background and Purpose of Planned Change The products that my organization supports, services, and provide updates to have been in the US Air Force inventory since the mid 1980’s. My organization’s make-up is multigenerational with a high percentage of Traditionalists and Baby Boomers (Fox, 2011). While the employees are skilled and talented, the organization is suffering from single threaded skill areas and we are facing the high probability that we will lose the 30+ years of knowledge when our employees retire or transfer to other Boeing programs....   [tags: knowledge transfer in organizations]

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The Conflict Between Knowledge and Faith

- When reading, “An Open Letter to Students: On Having Faith and Thinking for Yourself”, C. Terry Warner (1971) expounds concerning the conflict between knowledge and faith in our lives. In doing so Warner asserts how people assume if they have knowledge then they cannot have faith. The reason for this separation is the misconception humans have concerning knowledge. According to Warner, the misconception humans have towards knowledge is, we are centered in the assumption that knowledge exists as a collection of facts which can all fit together nicely into a puzzle, or as Warner states, a large picture of human reality....   [tags: Education, Knowledge and Faith]

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Expert Opinions In Search of Knowledge

- Einstein once said: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” So let’s start answering the question by breaking it down. Firstly, let’s take out those 3 iffy words (important, experts, and opinion.) and replace them with laymen’s terms. Importance is defined usually by how much a something ‘matters’ in the grand scheme of things. Experts are people who have more experience than most in a particular field or skill. And opinions, via the Princeton dictionary, are defined as “a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty.” The question now reads: How much do the personal beliefs or judgments of experienced people, in one area, matter in the se...   [tags: Einstein, Research, KNowledge]

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The Accuracy of Nowadays Knowledge

- The accuracy of nowadays knowledge Humans society functions mainly based on the common knowledge that most of us agree on. Most of time, people trust the knowledge they currently possess without much doubt. However, sometime the objective facts that we believe in may re-evaluated and redefined by the experience we progressively gained and discovery of new evidence from different perspectives. Hence, the question is raised, does all the knowledge we rely on at the present day credible....   [tags: experience, knowledge, science, objective]

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Victor Frankenstein Thirst for Knowledge

- At the beginning of life, humans are exposed to the outside world with an open and blank mind. A newborn has no knowledge, no concerns or worries and it only seeks to fulfill its main necessities. Surrounded by the outside world one lives through many experiences where knowledge is accepted. Encountering other human beings reflects upon one's perception and brings about ones self decisions. Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, written in 1816, demonstrates through characters that an obsessive desire for more knowledge may ruin ones life....   [tags: mary shelley, frankenstein, knowledge]

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Knowledge and Technology

- Digital technology has opened new horizons for the human art of thinking and creating knowledge. However, there are risks for humanity in terms of access and human development. Universal sharing and access of knowledge is facilitated by the use of digital technology. For example, the content of rare and unique books and manuscripts such as those held in The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. are now uploaded to the internet (The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. n.d.). This knowledge no longer restricted to those able to visit the library nor in the case of rarer literature only available to curators, academics and others within the ranks of the privileged few....   [tags: Digital Technology, Human Thinking, Knowledge]

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Victors Frankenstein Quest for Knowledge

- What would you expect to happen to you and others around if you created a living creature out of human flesh. It is just like Frankenstein—a Romantic Era man— which Mary Shelly portrays in her novel “Frankenstein.” Victor Frankenstein, a natural philosophy student, discovers how to form life from the corpse of the dead. His Quest for Knowledge influences him to perform an experiment, which in return gives life to an abnormal formation. The monstrous creature results in isolation and punishment in Victor’s life....   [tags: frankenstein, mary shelly, knowledge]

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Managing Codified Knowledge

- Managing Codified Knowledge – A Review Knowledge has long been considered an intangible asset that can only be passed on from a teacher to his pupils through years of teaching and knowledge transfer. However, present day technological advancements and the increasingly dynamic nature of knowledge have led to the dissolution of the “sacred” teacher-pupil affiliation. Knowledge, now, is more of an entity that can be codified, stored, mined and retrieved as and when required, by any one and anywhere around the world....   [tags: Organizational Knowledge]

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Knowledge and Digital Technology

- Digital technology has unlocked new spheres of human thinking and creating knowledge. However, there are risks for humanity in terms of access, usage and human development. Universal sharing and access of knowledge is facilitated by the use of digital technology. For example, the content of rare and unique books and manuscripts such as those held in The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. are now uploaded to the internet (The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. n.d.). This knowledge no longer restricted to those able to visit the library nor in the case of rarer literature only available to curators, academics and others within the ranks of the privileged few....   [tags: knowledge, students, human development]

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Opinion: Search of Knowledge

- While the experience, proven technique, or research of an expert on a given subject are all tremendous guides in the quest for knowledge, the opinion of said expert will almost certainly hinder or deter one in the pursuit of knowledge. The very nature of an opinion is something that undoubtedly challenges the three aforementioned factors in regards to the search of knowledge. Most definitions of the word “opinion” have the same characteristics in diction, with “a belief,” “a personal view,” and “estimate” all topping the list of the most commonly used phrases and words....   [tags: knowledge, opinion, experience, insight]

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The Application of Knowledge Management in Process Performance in an Organization

- This paper discover about application of knowledge management in process performance in organization. An experience of applying technology of appropriate results in improving operational management is important. In order to measure the success of process performance consistently, the organization have to use different features in each knowledge management presentation. They have to change the practices to be more responsive so some improvements of the process are require, which focus on quality, time, speed, reliability and reducing the production cost....   [tags: Knowledge Management ]

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Donald Davidson’s Three Varieties of Knowledge

- Donald Davidson identifies three forms of knowledge which he believes to be irreducible and interdependent: knowledge of self, which is immediately known; knowledge of the outside world, which is simply caused by the events and objects around you, and thus depends on sense organs to be semi-immediately known, yet open to uncertainty; and knowledge of the minds of others, which is never immediately known. The standard approach to philosophy tries to reduce one of these forms of knowledge to one or two of the others, often leading to unanswerable questions....   [tags: Varieties of Knowledge]

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Writing Style Used in Foucault's The Archeology of Knowledge

- My first instinct was to avoid this article like the plague because of the author. I knew that Michel Foucault’s work would be densely packed and intellectually challenging. A review of so prominent a writer can be fraught with risk. And yet, I was intrigued. The title of the work, in Foucault’s terms is an énoncé or statement that could have meaning only within the context of a more general discourse. Foucault was speaking not simply about others, but about himself and his relationship to the vast discourse for which he is the author....   [tags: The Archeology of Knowledge]

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How We Gain Knowledge and What We Do with Knowledge: David Hume

- David Hume was an imperialist philosopher who revolutionized scientific argument and methodology with his skepticism. His arguments about the way people though up to his day, and still today, are fundamental in explaining how we gain knowledge and what we do with this knowledge. Hume helped pave a road leading toward a higher state of consciousness for humanity with his theory concerning the perceptions of the mind. He divided the minds perception into two distinct group's impression and ideas. With these two classifications Hume rationalized the depths of human understanding....   [tags: David Hume, Knowledge, philosophy]

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Ethical Judgments Limit the Pursuit of Knowledge

- “The end justifies the means” is the famous quote of Machiavelli (Viroli, 1998) which puts the emphasis of morality on the finale results rather than the actions undertaken to achieve them. Is this claim true in the field of the natural sciences. Whether atomic bombings, as a mean used to end World War II, justifies the death of civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What is moral limitation in the acquisition of knowledge in the natural sciences. How is art constrained by moral judgment. Is it applicable to various works of art....   [tags: Ethics vs Knowledge]

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Knowledge Sharing in a Multi-cultural Setting

- In recent decades, the importance of knowledge management to an organization has been recognized by the society, and leaders are more likely to introduce it into the management systems of their organizations, yet Wang and Noe (2010) claimed that the success of knowledge management initially depended on knowledge sharing, which was the fundamental of communication between employees. Hence, these questions will be aroused that what can influence knowledge sharing and how it can be influenced. This paper will have a comparative review of two published studies, which are Knowledge sharing in a multi-cultural setting: a case study (Ford & Chan, 2003) and Knowledge sharing and team trustworthiness...   [tags: Comparative, Knowledge Management]

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Knowledge Work Systems

- The theme of this paper is knowledge worker systems include the functions of the current system implementation and the topics emerging trends. According to the University of North Carolina, (Na), “knowledge management refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organizational objectives by making the best use of information” (p. 1). Knowledge worker tools include technologies for sharing information to improve collaboration and team building. Knowledge worker systems Knowledge management’s focus is on processes and procedures for acquiring, creating and sharing information, and the cultural and technical foundations that support them....   [tags: Knowledge Worker System]

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Applying Acquired Knowledge

- Introduction Learning is one of the building blocks to being successful in a professional career. As far as the United States Army is concerned, there are two types of competencies: technical knowledge and tactical knowledge. You can have technical knowledge without tactical knowledge but not the other way around. Technical knowledge is nothing more than knowing how a book tells you to do something, but the employment of that knowledge is tactical knowledge. In the Army, one of the ways that we gain technical knowledge is through institutional learning....   [tags: Technical, Tactical Knowledge]

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Knowledge Management in Organizations

- The owners of any company always search for different methods to make their company and business profitable. Knowledge management is one of the aspects that are very important for the company and business. First of all, it is important to find out what really the knowledge management is. ‘’ There is much more to knowledge management than technology alone. Knowledge management is a business process.’’ (Sarvary, 1999, p.95). Nowadays in the companies, knowledge has become the most valuable property....   [tags: knowledge workers, team work, global software]

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Imagination: The Valuable Asset to Gain Knowledge

- Is imagination a more valuable asset than knowledge. Whenever I rest my chin on my hand and ponder, I can be anything. I can be Hermione Granger, fighting against Voldemort and saving my friend from evil. I can do anything with a magic wand and fly into the sky. I can drink potions to do anything I want. Such is the power of imagination; a process of thinking which provides us with anything we wish to have. And thus, imagination is a valuable asset indeed, even more valuable than my knowledge....   [tags: thinking process, dream, imagination, knowledge]

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Knowledge Gained Outside of a Formal Education

- ... There will be no censorship, nor lack of material available to you. You are free to gain a plethora of information within literature that would not be allowed in a school library. Hitler’s Mein Kampf, for instance, does not hold a place in the ‘political’ shelf section of most establishments. Yet, it has a right to be next to other texts such as simply a text that outlines his political ideology and plans for Germany. It holds a great deal of valuable first hand source evidence a student could use for a report or just as another piece of information to help expand their mind....   [tags: self, censorship, material, political, knowledge]

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Analysis of De La Salle Lipa as a Knowledge Management System

- Knowledge is crucial to any organization. Toffler (1991), in his novel Powershift, stressed the idea that control of knowledge is the turning point of tomorrow’s worldwide struggle for power in every human institution. In today’s fast paced society, an entity’s knowledge base is quickly becoming its only sustainable competitive advantage. As such, this resource must be protected, cultivated and shared among entity members (Firestone, 2000). After all, everyone in an organization utilizes knowledge and the management of these knowledge assets will determine the sustainability of an institution in the knowledge era....   [tags: business, knowledge]

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Knowledge Is Nothing More than the Systematic Organization of Facts

- The Authenticity of Factual Knowledge Intro The prescribed title ‘‘Knowledge is nothing more than the systematic organization of facts.’’ is implying that knowledge is the process by which we acquire knowledge on a given topic, here, on the areas of knowledges mathematics and history. To know the facts we organize them in an orderly fashion. This claim raises the knowledge issue: To what extent is the organization of facts in mathematics and history part of the understanding of the knowledge they provide....   [tags: the authenticity of factual knowledge]

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Different Kind of Knowledge Found in the Healthcare Sector

- Different kinds of knowledge found in the healthcare sector Knowledge Management has changed the way in which Hospitals, Doctors and Patients interact. As a result of growing population; doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies are required to accommodate more patients for preventive and end of life needs. Additionally, not only are faced with capacity issues, doctors have to consider risk management, where poor information sharing amongst doctors and testing facilities can result in errors in medical diagnosis and treatment....   [tags: patient knowledge, practitioner]

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GM's Failure to Use Their Knowledge Management System

- Organizations can be very successful on many different levels. The quality of a product can help build the reputation of a company. Customer service is also important for any company. The knowledge of employees of the products being sold is also important. Different decision support system become an asset to a company and can define the performance of the company. A knowledge management system can be defined as a tool that is used to manage the knowledge for a given business that obtains information....   [tags: General Motors, Knowledge Management]

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Scientific Knowledge: Hypothetico-Deductivists

- ... With the falsificationist view if it were true that no scientist speculated prior to making discoveries then the fields of science would be so small due to having such a limited content, requiring little to no speculation at all. Everyday scientist use their personal intuition using reason to further their branch of the scientific world and discover new things. Popperian science, without personal opinions, would not be here. The legitimacy of science has poppers own opinion in which he came up with his own theories of falsification and justification....   [tags: Alan Chalmers, objectively proven knowledge]

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Knowledge Takes the Form of a Combination of Stories and Facts.

- ... There is one real life situation which could demonstrate these knowledge issues: history provides the stories but is based on the facts. As one of the most well-known massacres during the Second World War, Nanking Massacre have caused more than 200,000 Chinese civilians’ death in a week due to the Japanese armies’ killing (Wikipedia.com 2014). Multiple evidences have shown how the invaders attacked Nanking and massacred civilians with no arms. The Japanese appear to want to change their textbook in 2013 edition to reduce the impact of massacre; the textbook refers to the 1937-38 Nanjing massacres, when Japanese troops killed an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 people, by the more innocuous t...   [tags: accuracy of claim in area of knowledge]

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Ethical Judgments Limit the Methods Available in the Production of Knowledge

- Knowledge is defined as the “information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education” (“Knowledge”). The methods of production of knowledge in the areas of arts and natural sciences are similar in some views, and different in others. Artists produce knowledge through their use of emotion and perception, while scientists and researchers produce knowledge through reason. Ethical judgment limits these methods available to both artists and scientists. In the production of knowledge in arts, there are highly controversial methods used mainly because art can firstly be done through mimicking....   [tags: knowledge, arts, natural science]

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Some Areas of Knowledge are Invented, Some Discovered

- Humans, as a society, are surrounded by the areas of knowledge which surrounds society and develop intelligence. Invention is a result of human intelligence but discovery is unleashing what already exists. Areas of knowledge consist of many ideas. These areas are either invented or discovered. Invention and discovery formulate the different areas of knowledge. Discovered areas of knowledge include science, history and mathematics. Invented area of knowledge is the arts. Discovery proves the existence of some areas of knowledge....   [tags: knowledge, discovery, invention, ]

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The Nature of Knowledge: Socrates, Descartes and The JBT Analysis

- In Plato’s Theaetetus, Socrates examines the first definition of knowledge that theaetetus gives that knowledge is perception. Socrates gives us many example that both supports and refutes that knowledge is perception. The basic claim from Protagoras is that truth is based on the perception of every man. This means that things are to any person as they seem to that person. Socrates explains to us Protagoras’s view with the cold wind example. He say that through Protagoras theory, the wind is cold to the person that feels cold, and the wind is warm to the person that feels warm....   [tags: Knowledge, Truth, Philosophy]

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Helping my Students to Gain and Apply Knowledge

- My main goal as a teacher is primarily to provide students with the knowledge that will help them further excel in their everyday lives, but also to teach students to apply the knowledge they gained and take advantage of opportunities that will enrich their lives. Many times, students learn better when they feel a certain subject is relevant in their lives. I feel that it is important to have a curriculum that is based on the student’s interest, experience and capabilities. Having a textbook integrated in a curriculum is important, but a student will have a better understanding of the subject area when experience is involved....   [tags: knowledge, education, teachers, career,]

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The Chemistry of Knowledge

- The Chemistry of Knowledge Hippeas thought he had all the answers. “I have never found any man who was my superior in anything,” he boasted. Then he meets Socrates. Though he had made thousands of public speeches about virtue, a dialogue with the wisest of Athenians leads Hippeas to confess that he “cannot even say what [virtue] is” (Hippeas 70). Lesser Hippeas discredits Hippeas but offers little more than a negative definition of knowledge. Meno, Phaedo, and the Republic provide a more comprehensive discussion of the definition, the good and the teaching of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy Knowledge Knowing Plato Essays]

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The Synthesis of Knowledge

- The Synthesis of Knowledge "Society values mental labor more highly than manual labor." This is a claim that Ruth Hubbard makes in her essay "Science, Facts, and Feminism." This claim suggests that those who are the thinkers, the innovators, the inventors, and the great minds are highly valued by society; however, those who are the doers, the laborers, the hand-crafters, and the workers are not valued as greatly. Hubbard implies that society regards mental labor as more important than manual labor because it requires more specifically human qualities....   [tags: Mind Mental Knowing Knowledge Essays]

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Five Different Types of Knowledge That I Nurse Can Use to Care for Patients

- The nurse, Allison, in the case study used a wide variety of knowledge in order to best care for her patients in a holistic approach. In this section, five different types of knowledge will be discussed and explained how Allison used each type to nurse her patients. Carper, Van der Zalm, Bergum and Wolfer described empirical knowledge as “the knowledge we consider to be “fact,” such as what we read in textbooks, or what has been demonstrated through research” (as cited in Bungay, 2005). Allison consistently applied empirical knowledge throughout the beginning of her shift....   [tags: empirical, personal, esthetic knowledge]

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Strategic Importance of Knowledge Management

- Strategic Importance of Knowledge Management Today the world has more and more of free flow of information leading to transfer of knowledge from a person or an organization to others. Whereas this invariably leads to faster development, it also impacts the competitive advantage held by the innovators of processes or technology. It has therefore become strategically important for one and all in business to understand the knowledge, processes and controls to effectively manage the system of sharing and transferring the information in the most beneficial fashion....   [tags: Philosophy Knowledge Management Essays]

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Discussing Ethical Judgments in the Production of Knowledge in Both Arts and Sciences

- Ethical judgements limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. To a certain degree, ethics can be considered a matter of one’s heart, the source of emotional life, as well as their head, the center of a human being’s faculty of intellect and reasoning. Ethics, or moral philosophy, is a set of ideas that are systemized, defended, recommended in differentiating behaviour as either right or wrong prescribed by social and cultural taboos....   [tags: ethics vs production of knowledge]

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Democratic Theory and Public Opinion: How Children Develop Their Political Knowledge

- Public opinion holds special importance in regards to a democratic government due to the different aspects that can influence the decisions of political leaders. For a democratic government to reach its full potential, there must be tolerance among citizens regarding points of view and rules, a basic understanding of values and goals, meaningful participation among citizens, and a sense of trust for their fellow citizens and government. Political actions can only be effective and the government can only provide trust within the American public by providing a response to their interests through public opinion....   [tags: government, democracy, knowledge]

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Knowledge Management and Instructional Technology

- Knowledge Management and Instructional Technology The new "buzz word" in many corporate circles currently is the term "Knowledge Management or K.M." KM is considered mostly a role for the Information Technologist because of its storage of the company's information on databases. Because of the "info-glut" that is occurring in many corporations, K.M. is strongly becoming the role for the Instructional Technologist to group that information into training modules for the corporate Intranet, so that the corporation's employees can retrieve the "knowledge" in a real-time, need-to-know basis....   [tags: Knowledge Management Essays]

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What is Knowledge Management?

- Introduction* Generally, knowledge is interpreted, subjective information within a context, which involves understanding and is mostly tacit, not explicit. Knowledge can take many forms. It can be in the form of thoughts, insights, ideas, lore, lessons learnt, practices, and experiences undergone to name just a few. The term knowledge management has become common in businesses throughout the world. Despite its increased prevalence, there remains a large degree of confusion concerning the applied definition of what knowledge management is....   [tags: Knowledge Management Essays]

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Implementation Plan for a New Knowlege Management System

- Implementation Plan for a New Knowlege Management System Introduction Knowledge Management System (KM system) is a system for managing knowledge in organizations, supporting creation, capture storage and dissemination of information. The idea of a KM system is to enable employees to have a ready access to the organization’s documented base of facts, sources of information and solution. Successful companies are able to acquire, codify, and transfer knowledge more effectively and with greater speed than the competition....   [tags: Business Knowledge Management]

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How Can an Organization Use an Intranet to Achieve Knowledge Sharing among Its Employees?

- ... According to Robertson (2004), the intranet establishes a collaborative environment. Be it in the form of feedback or opinions, all the ideas eventually promote aspects of good communication and eventually sharing of information and knowledge (Sherrard et al, n.d). Staff directories and expertise finders, all important entities of the intranet enable interpersonal communication through personalization of directories for example through use of personal photos. This is important as it assists in the allocation of people....   [tags: technology, tools, knowledge]

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Knowledge Issues in Areas of Knowledge

- "That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow." Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge. Our earth has crossed many phases, while passing these phases there has been introduced, found and developed many new knowledge known by theory or principle, or in some cases it is known by giving new name just by modifying an old name(further development of theory). While discovering new knowledge meantime it has also dominated or discarded what has been believed in the past....   [tags: What Do We Know?]

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Analysis of the Poems To his Coy Mistress and Oranges

- Love can have many faces in each of these poems we are given a glimpse at these two faces. “To His Coy Mistress “ is a poem about a man trying to persuade a woman into sex as the poem progresses the man becomes more and more desperate. It conveys a face of love that agrees more with lust and carnal desire. While in “Oranges” a poem about a young boy taking out a girl for the first time shows us a different face. This is a face that most of young love, which most of us are familiar with and that is anxious and excited, all wrapped into one....   [tags: virginity, love, carnal desire]

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Inductive Knowledge Paradox

- In Nelson Goodman’s The new riddle of induction, the problem of inductive knowledge is brought into question and a collection of possible solutions are presented. The paradox of inductive knowledge has been misunderstood into bringing forth a radical ideology of relativism by philosophers such as Quine and a variety of other modern thinkers, however a possible solution presented by Hempel and a new version outlined in this paper present a different case all together concerning the acquisition of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy Reasoning]

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Procedural Knowledge versus Propositional Knowledge

- What can we say about knowledge. Well first of all we have to try to identify what knowledge is or what type of knowledge there is. I believe we can identify it in three ways propositional knowledge, procedural knowledge or know-how, and personal knowledge. Propositional knowledge is the knowing of facts and truths about something or learned knowledge. For example, I can know that two plus two is four, I cannot know that two plus two is five because that is not known it doesn’t exist. Also, take an example of building an engine one must be taught or have learned to build the engine to have knowledge in building it....   [tags: the evil demon and dream arguments]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- "That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow." Is it ever truly knowledge if it can be simply discarded the next day. Or alternatively if knowledge can be dismissed or discarded then where is its value. Can certain sources of knowledge be more easily discarded due to how they are researched. Some people wish for concrete evidence to prove or disprove an idea or belief and through this can arrive at what they believe is knowledge of a topic....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- "That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow." Every day events occur and new discoveries are made. These discoveries can range from smaller personal discoveries about ones self or life, all the way to larger discoveries in science and in history. These discoveries have the possibility of changing the way that certain things are taught and viewed. This leads to the knowledge issue of to what extent are knowledge claims more malleable in natural sciences rather than in history....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- "That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow." My intuitive reaction to to the statement was one of an affirmative. Being an ardent student of natural sciences, it was immediately obvious to me how much knowledge had progressed over time. The development of technology has allowed us to widen our perception: to observe what couldn’t be observed, to hear what couldn’t be heard, and to record what couldn’t be recorded, with unprecedented precision and accuracy, producing new knowledge as a result....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- Producing knowledge has always been a fundamental aspect of human nature. As curious individuals, we strive to discover new facts, create new inventions, and define new ideas. This fascination with exploration is what propels us forward as a society; however, the methods we utilize to achieve these goals can be debated as ethically correct or not. As each individual has his or her own perceptions of what can be considered ethically correct, ethical judgements often vary, limiting the abilities of ethical judgements to limit the production of knowledge....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” We live in a strange and puzzling world. Despite the exponential growth of knowledge in the past century, we are faced by a baffling multitude of conflicting ideas. The mass of conflicting ideas causes the replacement of knowledge, as one that was previously believed to be true gets replace by new idea. This is accelerated by the rapid development of technology to allow new investigations into knowledge within the areas of human and natural sciences....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- This paper will look and integrate areas of knowledge such as Music, Mathematics, Ethics, Natural Sciences, and CAS and will cover ways of knowing such as reasoning, emotion, language, perception, and morality (Amy Scott n.d.) and its correlation to attaining knowledge. This will go into many comparisons and differences between knowledge attained and not attained by words/symbols. We define that as lexical versus non-lexical knowledge (Meijs et al. n.d.). Knowledge is defined as the ‘acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation” (Russell 1992), or “general erudition” (Houghton Mifflin Company 2003a)....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” Knowledge itself can be compared to a small child who is about to begin the long way in learning. Why this comparison. Since, as the child grows and goes through all the school years, with time, he will learn more and more than what he did before. The same situation can be applied to knowledge itself. The pursuit of knowledge has lead mankind to the point of development we are at as of the 21st century. With the passing of time, new ideas and methodologies, and key technological developments have lead, not to discarding knowledge, but to modifying our previous knowledge....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” The world evolves around us and we evolve around it. Knowledge as we know may develop and change over a period of time. Knowledge in its working definition is information passing from one person to another by using different methods of communication, then by using the ways of knowing to take information, which is kept in our minds as memories for future use as a knowledge- as a true belief. The knowledge we understand off can overtake some of the other ideas that we have found....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Greatness of Knowledge

- There are certain traits in which many people wish to possess. One of those traits is knowledge. Everyone wants to be smarter than everyone else, and being the smartest around is not always a bad thing. However, sometimes knowledge does not have to be a good thing. Knowledge is helpful to save lives such as Odysseus’s journey in the Odyssey and when the CIA foiled Al Qaeda’s terrorist plot to bomb an airplane. However, knowledge is also a burden when one begins to have second thought from my personal experiences taking tests....   [tags: Homer's Odyssey compared to Al Qaeda terrorism]

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The Pursue of Knowledge

- The pursuit of knowledge improves our understanding of the events and environment around us as we refine our knowledge by interpreting the observations we made through our senses and emotions and making sense of these interpretations using our logic and reasoning. Humans observe or interpret things differently which result in new ideas formed or evolved from preceding theories; these ideas are knowledge gained. Such knowledge can be replaced due to changing human behavior as well as shifting societal values and perceptions....   [tags: science, human curiosity]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” What is knowledge. Knowledge can be defined as the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject acquired by a person through experience or education . There are seven official ways of knowing according to the Theory of Knowledge text book provided by the IB Diploma Program, these are: language, reason, perception, emotion, memory, imagination, and intuition. These areas conflict with the subjectivity they may bring since hey may be biased or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- "That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow." Until 1900, human knowledge doubled approximately every century. Post-WWII, it doubled every 25 years. It now appears to grow exponentially. This has resulted in the revision of the information previously thought of as knowledge. This raises these knowledge issues: if knowledge that is accepted today is sometimes discarded tomorrow, and the aim of the natural sciences is to provide the complete objective truth, can science ever achieve this aim....   [tags: Natural Sciences]

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The Pursue of Knowledge

- In the pursuit of knowledge, anyone should be able to recognize their emotions and know when to trust them. Being able to trust your emotions depends on the situation you are in and what you have to deal with. Throughout life, one has to use their knowledge to make right decisions and to decide what would be best for them. According to Plato, “knowledge is a justified true belief”. Knowledge requires belief to maintain knowing a certain proposition; and some levels of justification and truth is needed for knowledge....   [tags: plato, galileo, church]

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The Search for Knowledge

- In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and A Doll House by Ibsen, the characters that the authors develop have been accused of making impulsive decisions and being of unscrupulous character when it comes to their quest for knowledge. However, what many fail to observe is that the characters are not acting impulsively. Rather, they are acting because of their convictions. They understand that the search for knowledge is an important factor in improving the lives of those that they care about, allowing themselves to go through a process of self discovery and revealing a greater truth....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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The Quest for Knowledge

- In order to be convinced by a statement, I require solid evidence that yields the truth of that statement. Upon speculating how to go about finding this evidence, I examine how the rest of society does so. A vast amount of credit is given toward theories found in the human and natural sciences. Scientists are recognized as authoritative figures with the recent development of inventions, medicine and scientific discoveries in the past century. This poses the question of how science has influenced and shaped the world with the credibility of its theories....   [tags: Human Intellect]

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The Issues of Knowledge

- To what extent is history focused only in the past. To what extent is the human scientists job to change the future. To what extent does the way of knowing reason, play a role in gaining knowledge from these two areas of knowing. A historian is a person that works in studying or scrutinizing the past. A human scientist has the job of examining and formulating answers to issues that exist within and affect the human. The answers found, help progress the field futuristically. By analyzing History, the study of past events and Human Sciences, the study of the human, we will see how history does help us understand the past and how the human sciences deal with the study of the past to gain knowl...   [tags: history, scientists, reason]

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The Theory of Knowledge

- Using history and at least one other area of knowledge, examine the claim that it is possible to attain knowledge despite problems of bias and selection. In my Theory of Knowledge course, we had a small debate on whether feng shui and other forms of alternative medicine, i.e. acupuncture and aromatherapy are reputable. Some stated that the promoted results from these practices are psychological, in which the supposed results are based on the knower’s belief of the potency of said practice. Others rebutted that the results are more neurological, in which the knower allows the brain to accept the activity without reluctance....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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