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What is knowledge?
Jump to navigation Jump to search. Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.
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What is self-knowledge?
“Self-knowledge” usually refers to a persons knowledge of their own sensations, thoughts, beliefs, and other mental states.
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What does self knowledge mean in philosophy?
Self-Knowledge. In philosophy, “self-knowledge” standardly refers to knowledge of one’s own sensations, thoughts, beliefs, and other mental states.
What are the three features of self knowledge?
In philosophy, researchers have focused on three distinguishing features of self-knowledge that pertain to a certain class of (occurrent) mental states: (a) immediacy: self-knowledge is not based on evidence; (b) transparency: self-knowledge is unavoidable; (c) (first-person) authority: self-knowledge normally requires no justification.
What distinguishes self-knowledge from knowledge in other realms?
At least since Descartes, most philosophers have believed that our knowledge of our own mental states differs markedly from our knowledge of the external world (where this includes our knowledge of others’ thoughts). But there is little agreement about what precisely distinguishes self-knowledge from knowledge in other realms.
What is self-knowledge in psychology?
Self-knowledge in psychology is “actual genuine information one possesses about oneself” (Morin & Racy, 2021, p. 373). This includes information about our emotional state, personality traits, relationships, behavioral patterns, opinions, beliefs, values, needs, goals, preferences, and social identity (Morin & Racy, 2021).