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Single Idea 9325

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding]

Full Idea

In contrast with standard notions of knowledge, the concept of understanding emphasizes the element of practical engagement from the outset.

Gist of Idea

In contrast with knowledge, the notion of understanding emphasizes practical engagement

Source

Robert van Gulick (Mirror Mirror - Is That All? [2006], žII)

Book Reference

'Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness', ed/tr. Kriegel,U /Williford,K [MIT 2006], p.18


A Reaction

This could be the very interesting germ of a huge revolution in our approach to epistemology, which I find rather appealing. Plato's desire that knowledge should have 'logos' seems to me in the same area. It sounds rather internalist, which is good.