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Traditional epistemology (epistemology being the study of knowledge) is a view on the theory of knowledge that harkens back to the viewpoints of Classic thinkers like Plato and Socrates and ideas on knowledge by philosophers from the Enlightenment like Immanuel Kant and Rene Descartes. Questions that the traditional theory of knowledge asks are much the same as that of post-structuralist viewpoints and they are the following:
? What is knowledge?
? How is knowledge manufactured/acquired/realized?
? What do we know and how do we know?
For Plato, there are 2 levels of awareness - opinion and knowledge as could be gleaned from his work 'The Republic' via 'the myth of the Cave'. Opinions for him are transitory while knowledge is secure. This is evidence by his dialogue in 'Meno' -
"True opinions are a fine thing and do all sorts of good so long as they stay in their place, but they will not stay long. They run away from a man's mind; so they are not worth much until you tether them by working out a reason. . . . Once they are tied down, they become knowledge, and are stable. That is why knowledge is something more valuable than right opinion. What distinguishes the one from the other is the tether."
True knowledge is arrived at via an account, a justification of that knowledge. We know by questioning, by observing, by ...
The solution explains and discusses the theory of knowledge via the work of key philosophers (Plato, Descartes, Kant, etc.) exploring what knowledge is, how it is formed and what constitutes it according to traditional as well as modern views. Following the APA-format, references are provided nd works cited. The solution is in the form of an essay. A word version is attached for easy printing.
Kantianism & Egoism: Applied Ethics in the Workplace
Kant said that the whole of ethics is contained in the simple obligation to treat all persons as inherently valuable in themselves (not merely for what we can get from them)--in other words, with respect for them as equal to ourselves in value, and more valuable than any objects such as money or power. Ethics is in this sense respect for persons as the only absolute value in the things of this world.
Using this principal as a working definition of morality, how far should management go in a company, which directs action, to teach or demand morality from employees? And should employees also demand morality from management?
Is morality (thus defined) in total contradiction to the popular Egoism of today's business environment--which says that everyone should seek only his or her own advantage, regardless of the concerns of others? How could these opposite principles be reconciled?
The Philosophy of Knowledge
Discuss philosophy of knowledge. At a minimum, discuss knowledge's nature, purpose, means of acquisition, as well as its application from a management standpoint. Include an action plan for acquiring and applying knowledge.View Full Posting Details