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The Content of Action

In my last post, I discussed the nature of intention in regards to speech. Since intent is not the only factor in bad speech, content is a second factor. We all know that it is possible to unintentionally harm someone, and that means that intention is not the only factor. This second factor is content. Content is simply what the act is. Unlike intention, content does not describe the reason why th...

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...