Yes. Human can develop and evolve. We can attain knowledge and also expand our ability to attain said knowledge. At least, that's what i think.
Both as to individuals and society, my conclusion is yes. Leastwise until the next Dark Ages or other mess comes along...
The difficulty of this question having been found in the specificity of 'humans' and the subjectivity of 'knowledge', one can conclude that not all humans are capable of attaining and retaining knowledge, but also that no human can ever attain knowledge since they will never fully know whether it is knowledge or not.
The argument would be false however, since the subjectivity lies within the realms of the human, knowledge is objective in the universe outside of them, and so given that at least one human has stumbled upon one objective truth that lies within our universe, the statement "humans can actually attain and retain knowledge" would be true.
However, if the previous paragraph was true, then no one would ever know it was ever true.
Can you find knowledge without the human?
so then knowledge is the human.
Um, yes, beings that are not human can attain knowledge (learn) also.
Yes, most often in a primary personal objective, and consequently uses most of the time on their chosen objective. Our mental capabilities start to decline when we take on more than we can handle.
Humans can learn and study, and in some instances, they score straight A's in examinations and clinch so many types of awards. This shows that humans can attain and retain knowledge.
Well it is somewhat of a skeptically question. Bu if one takes nothing for granted and is critical of everything this question will arise. It is a fundamental question.
I think what's interesting is what some philosophers speculated about: whether the mind can actually know about anything other than the mind. It's true, all of our thinking occurs in the mind, so what if everything is getting jumbled up in the mind or is rerouting itself and skewing our perception. After all, we only know what we perceive to be true as true. What if everything is merely a projection of the mind? I don't actually believe it is but it's an interesting concept to explore. And the universe outside our realm is objective, but we can only know what is within our realm. And anyway, technically we can't be entirely objective. Everything about us influences what we do and even the machines we make, although they do not have opinions or anything, are made in the way that WE consider best and most efficient. We only know about objectivity in our own REALM of objectivity. We judge the universe by how it appears to us, how the laws connect according to our logic, but circumnavigating back to the prompt, that may not be accurate still. We only know what we think we know. We may not really understand or have knowledge in the objective sense, but then again reality, which is where we often derive knowledge from, is quite relative. Anyway, I like the question and I love epistemology.
It is nice to see someone who is not a neophyte in the subject.
Haha I'm just a student and definitely not some erudite philosopher or anything, but I just find it all intriguing.
Call me a raving pragmatist/realist/simpleton, but the fact that we are are reading and writing these comments strongly suggests an affirmative answer to the question.
Well, it's very good question. Others have already touched on the subjectivity of our own observations. I see a color and call it 'green.' You see the same color and call it 'green.' We can both agree that when we see that color, we call it 'green,' but we have no way of knowing if what we call green looks the same to me as it does to you. But: we can have a pretty good idea that it always looks the same to me and it always looks the same to you; whenever wee see that color, we each identify it as 'green.'
At some point, we have to accept that the things we perceive are really there most of the time. Otherwise we'd never be able to get anything done.
And for a species that can't attain and retain knowledge, we've accomplished some pretty cool stuff.
And some bad stuff, too, I guess, but hey, nobody's perfect.
How is it a good question? If we couldn't, we would not be able to work or feed ourselves and would all be dead. Every time we left the house we would never find our way back again.
This is an asinine question... With or without that "subjective/objective" hogwash and philosophical baloney of overly analytical proportions, the answer is simply 'yes'... If the answer was 'no'...you wouldn't even be on this computer right now, as it would have never been invented. I hate to say it, but, uh, "duh!"
by GNelson6 years ago
What can you give away and still have?Knowledge is one example. You can teach and still retain what you know. In fact you will likely increase your knowledge with each question you answer.
by Here to Help7 months ago
What is reality? That is, what makes something real?For example: Is sound real to a deaf man? Are colors real to a blind man? Is the imaginary friend of a child any less real than God to a Catholic?
by Naomi Jayne6 years ago
Why do we feel the need as humans to retain our lives by-photos-videos?What is the real purpose of this maintaining and retaining we do on a constant basis?
by uncorrectedvision6 years ago
As I understand it, everything did not exist at all a nano-second before the "Big Bang" and everything, absolutely all the energy in the Universe was in existence a nano-second after the "Big...
by emrldphx6 years ago
For those who are interested, I am putting together a primer on the difference between subjectivity and objectivity. Much of the disagreement in this forum is due to confusion between the two. We'll start with a...
by Charlotte Gerber21 months ago
Should U.S. citizens continue to be able to have guns (assuming they carry a permit)? Hillary Clinton doesn't think so. There are several sides to this argument. One consideration should be that certain...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.