KNOWLEDGE

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  • Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include information, facts, descriptions, and/or skills acquired through experience or education.
  • It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); and it can be more or less formal or systematic.
  • In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology, and the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as “justified true belief.”
  • There is however no single agreed upon definition of knowledge, and there are numerous theories to explain it.
  • Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes:
    • perception
    • learning
    • communication
    • association
    • reasoning;