Friday, July 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
You are Chichay Tampipi from Got To Believe!
You may look like you don't take things seriously, but you just actually believe that things will always end up fine, so there's no need to stress over it so much. There are days when you feel bad, but instead of walking under a dark cloud all day, you pour your energy into something more productive, like making the people around you happy.Take more quizzes like this on Candymag.com
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Rationalist, Empiricist or Skeptic?
(Reflecting to the idea of Theory of Knowledge)
Empiricism is knowledge based on experience. It emphasizes the role of experience and evidence, especially sensory perception, in the formation of ideas and argues that the only knowledge humans can have is a proton (based on experienced). An innate idea is born with ideas or knowledge and is not a “blank slate” at birth. John Locke stated that “Idea is an object of thought” and argued in his “ An Essay Concerning Human Understanding of 1690 that the mind is a tabula rasa on which experience leave their marks and therefore denied that humans have innate ideas or that anything is knowable without reference to experience. Bishop George Berkley stated a very extreme form of Empiricism in which things only exist either as a result of being perceived, or by virtue of the fact that they are an entity doing the perceiving; argued that the continued existence of things results from the perception of God, regardless of whether there are humans around or not, and any order humans may see in nature is effectively just the handwriting of God. The theory of empiricism is a lot genuine in the real world where we use our senses to perceive things and learnings are made through experience. This theory support the overused saying “Experience is the best teacher” and people who support the idea can have the chances to become empiricists. So, playing piano is based on learnings that you apply and, teaching the process little by little. You can’t perceive something you don’t know. No experience, no idea. No idea, no knowledge. Knowledge without experience is only a belief. We only learn when we do it through experience. Through experience, we grow up smarter in our lives and yield us to always do the right thing. From, past, we learn from something we did wrong and in order to put our lives on a right track, we should be better in future.
If you feel like not taking sides, try skepticism. Skeptics are looking for tranquility or peace of mind yet they have the attitude tending to doubt or not to believe what other people tell them. In skepticism, there is no certainty or to now the world as it really is. We could identify who are skeptics any of the following: (1) those who claimed discovered the truth, (2) those who claimed doesn’t know the truth, (3) those who persevere for the search of truth. As a writer before in a school publication and self-confessed blog addict, I’m skeptic in a way that I have the responsibility to know the truth and therefore I’m in search of truth. But in most cases, I couldn’t consider myself as skeptic I a way I’m obsessed to see for more information rather than believing what people are saying. Moreover, the fundamental principle of skepticism is the suspension of judgment principle which tells something that you have to choose something to believe or but you don’t have to choose because you’re not taking sides. You’re neutral.
To be more specific, I would rather declare myself as an empiricist because I believe ideas can be perceived through senses and knowledge is based on experience. Empiricism is nearer in real life.