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Personal Knowledge

In a previous post, I showed that practical knowledge was reducible to factual, theoretical and experiential knowledge. Personal knowledge is reducible in the same way. Let’ s begin by examining what personal knowledge is. Consider someone that you know very well. You know a lot of facts about them this is factual knowledge. Some of these facts are shared with you only because you are trustw...

Practical Knowledge

In a previous post, I set out five different understandings of knowledge. One of them was practical knowledge knowledge of how to do a particular skill. Practical knowledge is a name applied to the knowledge required to do a particular kind of skill, but it can be reduced to other forms of knowledge. In order to understand practical knowledge, let’ s begin with an example. Suppose that we st...