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  • Ishmaels Ignorance
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    Ignorance Ignorance is seen every day of our lives. Even people in the 1850's were aware of ignorance. Ignorance is defined as being uneducated or resulting from or showing lack of knowledge. Ignorance can be taken to extremes though. There is complete ignorance where the person thinks that even though they do not understand it all they still know everything. Then others of us say that even though I am not sure about it I am knowledgeable to my ignorance. In Moby Dick, Ishmaels ignorance can be ...
  • Ignorance Is Not Bliss
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    Nicholas Sine Period Four 4-6-98 Ignorance is Not Bliss "Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice". -Victor Cousin. As knowledge gives us the power to create, ignorance gives us the power to destroy. Over time, man's creations that may be awesome, turn against, and kill him. In Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, man destroys himself with his own creation. The wrong uses of any creation lead to destruction. Destruction comes unquestionably from the ignorance of man. Mankind wants to know...
  • Ignorance And Agnosticism
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    "Agnosticism is the philosophical position that it is impossible to know about the nature or existence of God". The term was invented in 1869 by Thomas H Huxley from the Greek "agnostos". So one can define the difference between an Atheist and an Agnostic is simply as the Atheist emphasizes that there is no God, whereas the Agnostic maintains only that he does not know. Agnosticism is not a position one can take like theism or atheism, rather it's more like an rational process. But when we consi...
  • Fetters Of Ignorance The Obtainment Of Knowledge
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    The relationship of "Allegory of the Cave" to learning and education. The "Allegory of the Cave" is Plato's attempt to explain the relationship between knowledge and ignorance. Starting with the image of men in fetters that limit their movement and force them to look only ahead, this is the idea that all men and women are bound by the limits of their ignorance. Men and women are restricted by the limits of the education of their parents and the small amounts that can be culled from their environ...
  • Capitol Square Hotel
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    If we can accept the rational definition of knowledge as true, justified, belief (meaning that I know something because it is true, I believe it's true, and my means to establishing its truth are justified) and ignorance as lack-there-of, I think it is entirely possible to go through life completely ignorant. Concrete knowledge of anything is perhaps the most sought-after thing around by some of the most intelligent people in history, and the most feared and avoided thing by a great many other p...

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