Arts and Humanities

Artsand Humanities

Artsand Humanities

Epistemologyrefers to the branch of philosophy which means understandingknowledge. It also delves on justification and study of knowledge.Perceptionis a major concern in epistemology it is the presumption ofknowledge. A subject all our pragmatic knowledge, is based in how wehear, see, smell, taste and touch the environment around us. How wethink influences most of the things that we do in our daily lives(Vogler,2012).It is said that what the mind can perceive, it can achieve. Thisbrings to mind our ability to realize our perceptions. The otherinteresting fact about epistemology is the role of causation inopinion and centers on the hypothesis of whether perceptualunderstanding explains our beliefs or merely causes them. It showshow the power of perceptual knowledge and beliefs are incorporatedinto such systems. Then it finally introduces us to externalists’observation that those who think do not need to be conscious of whatexplains their perceptual beliefs (Burns,2011).

Theimportance of Humanities and arts in the society has been debated fora many decades now. However, there are controversy whether it can beapplied in daily life and facilitate knowledge in the community. Inmy opinion, arts and humanities is important in the society becausehuman beings interference can change the outcome of law of nature andcause and effect. The three said that when something is said to behappening and does not happen anyone cares about it but when ithappens people’s attention is drawn closer. Epistemology works inthe same way as they believe that preposition or an ideology is truewhen it satisfactorily work. This is rationally true as it is humannature to use our brains in whatever we do in life. Ideas are whatare made a reality and that different people have different ideas.This shapes the human personality and the society in general (Fieser,2010).

Theliterature book is written by Philippa Maya. Philippa’s argumentand position tend to align with explanations that she offers in hercollection of book. For instance, her argument and position on theproblem of problem of abortion and the doctrine of double effects,she raises her arguments on the medically motivated abortion hencemotivating the question of how central the doctrine of the doubleeffect aligns with the ordinary ethical judgment (Philippa,2012).

AccordingKant`s deontological ethics, he believed that human beings havedifferent way of reasoning but they all do not suppers the capacityof their minds. However, the mind can also be influenced by directingit on a given path (Ashock, 2011). This way it will conceive theideas that were being shared in a given setting. Ideas which thatindividual mind never would have conceived would it have been leftown its own. In the theory of perception Kant explains that ourunderstanding of the outer world depends on two things and that isprior concepts and experience. This shows that the human minddevelops but it develops from concepts and ideas that surround it(William, 2010).

Inconclusion, in my own opinion, the most appealing part of philosophyto me is epistemology, which is epistemology of perception.Perception is a major concern in epistemology it is the presumptionof knowledge. A subject all our pragmatic knowledge, is based in howwe hear, see, smell, taste and touch the environment around us. Thismakes me think that knowledge is exceptionally significant andquestions in life need physical evidence of the truth before itbecomes really true. It brings to mind our ability to realize ourperceptions.


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William,F. L. (2010). The Philosophical Journey: An interactive Approach,(2ndEd.) New York, McGraw-Hill

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