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Theoretical Knowledge

So far, I have distinguished between perception and factual knowledge. Perception is an awareness of what is, while factual knowledge is a knowledge that an affirmation is true. The final form that knowledge can take is theoretical knowledge. Theoretical knowledge is a knowledge of why something is true. A set of true affirmations (factual knowledge) does not necessarily explain anything. In order...

Determining the Most Specific Category

So far I have explained how to divide categories and why categories are important. What I have not discussed is whether there is a lowest category and how to determine it if it exists. There are such lowest categories and they are determined by showing that there is no attribute capable of dividing the category in a fundamental manner. I will begin by explaining what a lowest category is. In gener...

Dividing Categories

In the previous post of this series, I explained that there is no super categories of absolutely everything that exists. The highest categories include such things as quantities, relations, substances, etc. However, I did not give any information on how to properly divide a category. All categories are properly divided by taking the right kind of attribute outside of the category, and dividing the...

Joining Matter and Things

I have previously referenced proofs for the existence of things and matter in various posts. We must believe in things because we need things to explain the properties, origin and differences of matter. We must believe in matter because we need something underneath the change so that one thing can change into another. So now these two must be joined together. Matter and things must be used to expl...