“The knower’s perspective is
essential in the pursuit of
knowledge.” To what extent do
you agree with this statement?
Language: Placebo results and the way they
are presented to society can model the
effect they have on people, since language
can determine this change. Even, when
there is no literal (or expressed by language)
explanation of the treatment, it may work
Faith: Placebo is all about believing, when the
person under the treatment puts faith in the
treatment, then they fin the answer or
solution to any problem or disease the
placebo is working for.
Real life situation: results on
Emotion: When a person feels something is going to
work, it usually happens, therefore that is the effect
placebo, those that want to believe in it can do so.
Religious knowledge systems
Faith: When a person follows a
religion, it means they believe fully
on the principles, therefore they
look inside it history the answers
and approval to every action.
Intuition: As well as believing and approving, when
the knower follows or practices a religion, their
instinct plays an important role in the way the look
for their knowledge, therefore in their perspective
about the type of knowledge they need to discover.
Emotion: When looking for answers or knowledge as the
title says and following a specific religion, having a certain
devotion emotion for the principles of it work as an
important factor in terms of the perspective.
Real life situation:
believing and following a
religious story and
therefore practicing a
Indigenous knowledge systems
Memory: These tribes believe fully in their traditions, which are mostly told and not shown as other
historical facts, this means that their perspective is completely shaped by the fact that they believe
in their history told by anecdotes that evidence memory.
Faith: Since their histories are mostly told and
repeated, those that belong to an specific
indigenous group need to have faith on their
ancestors and on the knowledge they are
sharing with them as the correct story.
Intuition: The knower belonging to a indigenous tribe
perceives something in their story, their family and in their
conscience that indicates their pursuit of knowledge is
shaped by the principles of their community.
Real life situation: : their
belief on traditions and on
their way of life as the
correct one, looking for the
approval using their
Possible counter arguments
Mathematics: even if the knower has
another purpose in the pursuit of
their knowledge, mathematics is a
language and therefore the answers
are all the same.
History: facts that cannot be
shaped are told in certain
historical ways, which
therefore won’t permit that
the knower has a different
perspective regarding their
point of view.
Allows me to investigate the purpose of
certain people on the pursuit of knowledge
since their perspective normally influences
Permits a different approach
depending on the specific area of
knowledge, meaning that the amount
of examples is huge.
Possible knowledge and subsidairy knowledge questions
To what extent can the knower control its
perspective to pursuit knowledge?
To what extent can the knower
decide whether or not to consider
perspective as the main factor to
To what extent is it reliable for the knower to
believe in perspective as the main factor to
To what extent can
shared knowledge shape
the pursuit of personal
I do agree with
examples prove it.
People do look for information, studies,
perspectives, or even people that share
their same type of likes, dislikes, etc.
People shape their personal
knowledge completely biased
by their perspective and from
those that share their same
shared knowledge as a basis.
The knowers all look for
answers to their points of view
when searching or shaping
their knowledge, meaning that
they try to look for those with
a similar way of thinking or in
their same community.
The knower can’t control
their pursuit of knowledge
by itself, it all depends on
their way of thinking, which
then shapes the way the
knowledge is searched for.
It is difficult to rely on just the
knower’s point of view since there
are a lot of perspectives to
different ways of receiving o
understanding the same
A knower rescues the information
he/she needs depending on other
factors, which determine their pursuit
and purpose of new personal knowledge.