Seeds of Knowledge: Nuggets, Memes, and the Search for the Basic Units

Seeds of Knowledge: Nuggets, Memes, and the Search for the Basic Units

Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-918-2.ch003
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Abstract

What is the basic unit of knowledge? To answer this pesky query means to also reveal what is knowledge and perhaps even what is the structure of knowledge. In such a pursuit we should start with some definitions of types and forms of knowledge, so that we can possibly gain desired common ground. In the previous chapter I discussed the recent focus on propositions and language as descriptors of knowledge. These are active at the level of words, concepts, and even complex notions, such as “belief” and “justification.”

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