Faith-Mundane
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  Faith not only exists in the world of religion but also in the human world separate from the belief in God; or the mundane world. This episode explores the shapes that faith does take in the human condition, as well as the dark shapes of faith when it spirals out of control.  ..read more
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Faith-Religious
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  Faith is a slippery subject, just a slippery as intuition. In definition, it seems rather simple and can even be said to belong to the human condition. And in stigma, it seems to be in one place: religion.    Diving into the subject however, it seems that faith is everywhere and present in all AOKs. This episode specifically targets the presence of faith in religion, and its nature there.  ..read more
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Religion
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  In this episode, the AOK of religion is explored.    Considered the polar opposite of the Natural Sciences on the spectrum regarding belief, Religion deals with ideas based on faith. It has its shortcomings, but it also has its strengths.    Notable also is how it complements the Natural Sciences, and keeps the ying-yang of the two in check.  ..read more
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Intuition
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  Intuition. A tricky subject. It eludes even scientists today as it is difficult to tell what it really is. The moment of "Aha!" to some, to others a heuristic. To some an unreliable aspect of the human condition, to others the base of all knowledge.    In this episode, the reliability, capability, and implications of intuitions are explored and discussed in detail.  ..read more
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History
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  History helps to create a nation, and in turn the individual. It is impossible to have a distinct personality without memory, a personal history.    But is history susceptible to bias just as any other AOK? History is written by the winners after all.  ..read more
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Human Sciences
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  From the Verstehen Position to the Stream of Consciousness, in this episode characteristic of the Human Sciences when it comes to assessing and analyzing truth about the behavior and thought process of humans is explored.    Human Sciences are regarded as the cousins of the Natural Sciences but aren't quite in the same boat. One, because they don't study the same topics, and two, the difference in complexity of what they do observe.   But more of that in the episode.  ..read more
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Natural Sciences
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  "I believe in hard science."   An interesting statement when looked at critically. What does it mean to 'believe in science?' And how does it differ from faith in God?    This time, the focus is on the natural sciences, the pillar of truth and the rival to religion. What are the strengths of the natural sciences? Do they have an Achilles heel, or are they as solid as they are stigmatized to be?  ..read more
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Reason
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
  Reason is known as the tool to finding truth through what we know at the moment. It is a form of extrapolating and speculating. However, is it as solid and accurate as it seems? Or are there parts of it that aren't the most apparent that are open to criticism?     ..read more
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Intro
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
5M ago
      In this podcast, the concepts that were discussed in the podcast Knowledge Pursuit known as Areas of Knowledge are explained in detail. Most of the eight Areas of Knowledge or AOKs, and the eight Ways of Knowing or WOKs.    By exploring these concepts, a broader sense of what knowledge is and how we come to know reality is explored.    Stick around to listen to know some new ways of thinking.  ..read more
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Language
Knowledge Pursuit: Auxiliary
by Alex S
3y ago
  Language is part of our daily life. It is embedded in our society and without it, civilization could not exist as we know it today. It is crucial to the point where without it, none of the people on earth today would be able to get along, much less communicate.    But does language help us in our lives? Does it aid our cognitive capabilities? Or rather, does it limit what we can perceive? But then, how would words come into being if it did ..read more
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