Through life we learn new things, things that become part of our knowledge. But what is knowledge? How is knowledgeacquired? How do we know what we know? Epistemology tries to answer these questions. Epistemology is the name philosophers give to the branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of knowledge. Itfocuses on analyzing the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification.
We might make different questions to ourselves each day and we mightbelieve what are the answers to them. But to believe in something doesn’t make it true if something is actually known then it cannot be stated at false. So something that is known is a true belief butit has to be true by a justified reason. In order to know that a given proposition is true, one must not only believe the relevant true proposition, but one must also have a good reason for doing so.And that is what the theory of knowledge states that knowledge is justified true belief.
Frank Herbert once said, “The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand”.Discovery begins by learning something we don´t understand. We question ourselves and find the answers through facts and truth but even so, someone can come up with a new and better answer. And there areso many questions that remain without an answer, too. Truth is something absolute and unchangeable. When we know something we are certain of it. We might obtain knowledge by experience as by study orinvestigation.
The search for trying to understand something we cannot understand leads us to the truth or maybe to more confusion. But if we do get to understand or learn it, it becomes aproposition that is true, in which we believe on, by a coherent reason and therefore becomes in something that we know. And that is a process that occurs many times unconsciously in our lives. Every day we...