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April 17, 2004


Yotham Ilunga

I am not much of a philosopher but the way I look at knowdlege is from the point of view of the structure of the word Konwledge itself. Split the word into two and you have know/ledge. Now "ledge" has got a number of meanings and one of them is "stratum". When now we look at "know", to know is to have facts about something. So what is known is a fact. When I now reconstruct the word "knowledge", it gives me the a simple definition as "a stratum of facts". And this stratum is there whether you are aware of it or not. This makes me view the entire creation as a stratum of facts. Therefore to me knowledge is contained in the entire creation and we simply stumble on these knowledge through various means as we journey in this life.

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