Talk:Seeking True Beliefs

Course Feedback Edit

Please leave feedback on the course here. Thanks! --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 22:25, 13 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Short Citation Footnote styles would have been a better choice... Edit

In retrospect it is clear that using a short citation footnote style would have been a better choice for this course. See: It is not clear there is a practical way to retrofit the footnotes now. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 00:14, 17 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Noetic Structure Edit

Research and develop the concept of a "noetic structure" -- basically a network diagram showing how each belief depends on other beliefs for an individual. Important knowledge is deep in the noetic structure and lifts up many other beliefs. (Many beliefs depend on the most important knowledge.) As an example, the expectation that the sun will rise tomorrow is deep in the noetic structure. All future plans depend on this belief. Try to draw this network for a relevant example. Use this to illustrate the distinction between important knowledge and trivial knowledge. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 00:39, 17 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggested see also Edit

Perhaps linking to resources on epistemology might be beneficial for this learning resource. It is pretty long, so there might already be a link to epistemology in there. Michael Ten (discusscontribs) 02:08, 17 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Incorporate the work of Philosopher Gilbert Ryle Edit

Philosopher Gilbert Ryle is perhaps best known for his book The Concept of Mind. In that book he makes a distinction between knowing-how and knowing-that (e.g., knowing how to tie a reef knot and knowing that Queen Victoria died in 1901). Consider including these ideas in the section on forms of knowledge. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 10:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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