Adaptive Knowing

Adaptive Knowing

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The acquisition of knowledge is not a single unrelated occasion but rather an adaptive process in which past acquisitions modify present and future ones. In Part I of this essay in epistemology it is argued that coping with knowledge is not a passive affair but dynamic and active, involving its continuance into the stages of assimilation and deployment. In Part II a number of specific issues are raised and discussed in order to explore the dimensions and the depths of the workings of adaptive knowing. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS qActivity as A Source of Knowledgeq first appeared in Tulane Studies in Philosophy, XII, 1963; qKnowing, Doing and Beingq in Ratio, VI, 1964; qOn Beliefs and Believingq in Tulane Studies, XV, 1966; qAbsent Objectsq in Tulane Studies, XVII, 1968; qThe Reality Gameq in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; qAdaptive Responses and The Ecosys temq in Tulane Studies, XVIII, 1969; qThe Mind-Body Problemq in the Philosophical Journal, VII, 1970; and qThe Knowledge of The Knownq in the International Logic Review, I, 1970. PART I COPING WITH KNOWLEDGE CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE I. THE CHOSEN APPROACH You are about to read a study of epistemology, one which has been made from a realistic standpoint. It is not the first of such interpre tations, and it will not be the last.is made to bring together mental events and physical events which should not have been distinguished in the first place. They are not on the same level of analysis, and therefore any attempt to equate or oppose them is misleading. ... greater acceptance.3 The mind-body distinction lurks under other terms in such a way that it often gets by as new knowledge. ... the order of knowing is not the order of being, and what is learned is not ontologically structured in the same way in which it isanbsp;...


Title:Adaptive Knowing
Author: J.K. Feibleman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06
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