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Three Ways of Knowing

Three stages in knowledge, three ways of knowing, two epistemological triads explored.
Stages in Knowledge
Ways of Knowing
The Matrix
MOTIVATION
DISCOVERY
CONFIRMATION
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motivation
by
emotion
 
 
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discovery
by
intuition
 

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confirmation
through
formality

Its worth a look at the leading diagonal:
  1. Ultimately motivation must come from values which are rooted in emotion (and even the words have the same root).
  2. Discovery and invention are almost always creative processes which demand intelligence and intuition.
  3. Discoveries are conjectural, and ulimately our processes of confirmation involve completion of some process, formal in the broadest sense, sufficient to persuade ourselves and our peers, that imagination has not lead us astray.
But that's not all: the off-diagonal combinations count as well.


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