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Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2008 12:16 pm
There are four classifications in what you know. Do you know them? Well, I'll tell you and then you can talk about it. How about that?

You know what you know
You know what you don't know
You don't know what you know
and You don't know what you don't know

Think about this. I really like this.
 
Khethil
 
Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2008 03:52 pm
@philosopherqueen,
Yea, that's a titillating one.

My favorite is the "You know what you don't know" in that it implies the expressor as having the humility to admit ignorance; which of course, is the beginning of wisdom (imho).

The scariest is the last one, "You don't know what you don't know". This one twists my head just a tad - it kind of humbling also in that, when expressed honestly, shows an acceptance of what hasn't been conceived or even thought of.

Good stuffs...
 
de Silentio
 
Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2008 05:27 pm
@philosopherqueen,
How can you know what you don't know if you don't know it?
 
GoshisDead
 
Reply Mon 28 Apr, 2008 10:23 pm
@philosopherqueen,
I would amend it as such
You know what you think you know
You think know what you don't know
You don't know what you think you know
and You might know what you think you don't know
 
philosopherqueen
 
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2008 09:25 pm
@de Silentio,
de Silentio wrote:
How can you know what you don't know if you don't know it?


Well that would be put under the category of you don't know what you don't know. Personally, I know that I don't know how to play chinese checkers, if that helps you any.
 
philosopherqueen
 
Reply Wed 30 Apr, 2008 09:32 pm
@GoshisDead,
GoshisDead wrote:
I would amend it as such
You know what you think you know
You think know what you don't know
You don't know what you think you know
and You might know what you think you don't know


Okay I'll go so far as to amend it some more:

You know what you know (like how to turn on the T.V. (hopefully)
You know what you think you know (Math (yeah it's a problem for me, but Ill admit it)
You know what you don't know (Chinese checkers Smile)
You think you know what you don't know (nuclear physics)
You don't know what you know (recently I found out I was a mediocre drawer)
You don't know what you don't know(recently I found out I know nothing about Nuclear Physic, but now I know I don't know it) lol
 
chandler phil
 
Reply Thu 1 May, 2008 01:52 am
@philosopherqueen,
I can't help but ask, what do we mean by "know"?
 
Arouet
 
Reply Thu 8 May, 2008 02:45 pm
@philosopherqueen,
Ahhh, the epistemologist has finally arrived in this thread. It had to happen eventually, chandler ;-) Philosopherqueen, your updated definition seems pretty all-encompassing, good job! I'd split what you don't know you don't know into what you don't know that you don't know (nuclear physics) and what you don't know even exists to be known (the fourth attribute of circuits, for example, was recently proved to exist, and apart from the scientists working on it, very few people even knew to look for it).
 
ltdaleadergt
 
Reply Thu 8 May, 2008 08:31 pm
@Arouet,
God bless iff==> if and only if! Very Happy
 
 

 
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