By Kimio Kase

ISBN-10: 0230272932

ISBN-13: 9780230272934

This booklet makes an attempt to deal with the $64000 question of to what quantity the theories of administration are universally appropriate ideas and to what quantity are they particular to specific cultural, nationwide and temporal contexts.

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The fourth objection (Plato, 1989: 163a–169c) holds that, if perception is knowledge, then anyone perceiving an utterance in an unknown language should understand (know) that utterance. The fifth objection (Plato, 1989: 163a–169c) is based on the relations between memory and perception: remembering is knowing them, but not perceiving them. The sixth objection (Plato, 1989: 163a–169c) argues that, if perception is knowledge, seeing an object with one eye and not seeing it with the other would mean knowing it and not knowing it.

Indd 22 7/27/2011 4:23:36 PM Philosophical Perspectives on Knowledge and Cognition 23 provided for us sufficiently’ and ‘what we cannot know we have no need to know’. Within this limit, Locke (1997: p. 109) presents a systematic account of the nature and activities of human understanding, leading to empiricism in that ‘all our knowledge is founded; and ... ultimately derive(s) itself (from) ... Our observation employed ... about external sensible objects or about the internal operations of our minds ...

In terms of the doubts thus cast, Descartes defines knowledge, distinguishing scientia (knowledge) and persuasio (conviction) (Newman, 2008). Regarding knowledge, Descartes breaks away from the Aristotelian tradition in two ways. The first is his rejection of substantial form9 as an explanatory principle in physics, as this is deemed incapable of discovering any new or useful knowledge. Second is his denial of the thesis that all knowledge comes from sensation, on the grounds that sensation cannot be a reliable source for knowledge (Skirry, 2008).

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