Holistic: Knowledge

Last modification: 2008/07/20 23:55

What is Knowledge?

Knowledge comes in three forms:

  • Biological knowledge: For example, DNA and our brain's synaptic structure embody knowledge that aid our survival as a special (for the former) and as an individual (in the latter case).
  • Mental knowledge: Mental knowledge is a personal understanding of the universe which has been evaluated and accepted as a core belief. In many cases, mental knowledge is not a conscious belief.
  • Cultural knowledge: Cultural knowledge is a shared understanding, such as an aesthetic ideal or scientific theory.