Three kinds of knowledge
- Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me understand the three
kinds of knowledge. I know what each one is, but I dont really know
how you accire them, or how you would know if you had them. If
anyone has any knowledge of this, I need to know ASAP!!! Thanks!
- I have been contemplating this too. I do believe anatomically in the
Triune Brain model by Paul Maclean. I haven't made it fit Spinoza's 3
kinds of knowledge, but I wonder if it can be made to fit.
The rational brain operating system, the emotional brain operating
system, the reptilian or basic needs brain operating system. I'm so
biased with the Triune Brain that I try to make it fit every
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> Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me understand the threeHello devilfish,
> kinds of knowledge. I know what each one is, but I dont really know
> how you accire them, or how you would know if you had them. If
> anyone has any knowledge of this, I need to know ASAP!!! Thanks!
My name is Iris. Spinoza describes 4 kinds of knowledge and then
reduses them to three because the first two deal with our
understanding or our learning according to our sences alone and do
not involve our thinking. hear-say comes from our forming premises
about ourselves or the world because of what we "heard said" and
since we then agreed or gave ascent (as Spinoza would say) to these
ideas we then see life selectively and usually only see what agrees
with the premises we formed at a very early age. Mere experience is
also on the level of our sences - it reqresents an experience which
has not been thought through but accepted as true. The problem with
living our lives on these lower levels is that we cannot know that
what we think about ourselves or life and others is true.
In The IOU Spinoza gives us the method to look at our ideas to find
our if they are true. We use the standard of Truth or ask ourselves
and hopefully others (others bring reality to our confused thinking)
is this premise I have true? we then according to Spinoza can use
reason, a thinking about our thinking, or an idea of our ideas to
determine if what we believe is true. for example a person may find
that they don't seem able to get close to other individuals. Upon
introspection it becomes clear that because this person could not
rely on his parents to take care of him- he came to the belief- the
only one you can trust is yourself dont get close to others or you
will be hurt. so he lives a life in a form of isolation. If he could
have an idea of his premise and study the truth of it he could change
his mind so to speak, attain adequate ideas and since "the quality
of our lives depends on the quality of our understanding" (Spinoza)
the quality of his life and contacts with others would improve. How
to use Reson and intuition (which even Spinoza said he knew very few
things by) is another long discussion.
I hope this has been of some help in answering your questions.
- I see 2 kinds of knowledge in the beginning of IV Maccabees. I see this
dissertation in Spinoza's 3 kinds of knowledge too. The Encyc Judaica
suggests that IV Maccabees is the earliest historical document that shows
application of Stoicism into the Jewish culture. This Encyc cdrom also
suggests that Spinoza was a Stoic. Because Spinoza had a yesheevah
education, he would have been educated in all this.