5. To what extent do we need evidence to support our beliefs in different areas of knowledge?
Reading the prescribed title gives you an explicit knowledge issue but with ambiguous words and fragments. In order to overcome the ambiguousness, it is important to think of questions. What kind of evidence is required to support our beliefs? The evidence could be visual, verbal or possibly no evidence required at all. For example, a common source of evidence people require is visual because they prefer to see and believe the truth rather than just listening and believing the truth. What are beliefs? People in general argue what beliefs are but in my opinion, I think that beliefs are what you think is true or what you choose to think is true. Different kind of beliefs in different areas of knowledge requires different evidence, for example in Religion and History. The way we accept the evidence relies on our emotions, faith, and sensory perception. This could be viewed with different perspectives and in different culture. In my essay I will explore if knowledge is gained through evidence that is accepted/denied through our emotions, faith, and sensory perception in order to satisfy our beliefs in different areas of knowledge.
One area of knowledge where people tend to require evidence in order to believe whether it’s true or false is History. Through these ambiguous terminologies, a knowledge issue can be extracted- To what extent do we gain knowledge from the evidence that supports our beliefs? People may reach the point where they ask themselves “So how do we know if it’s true?” At this point they ask for evidence that would satisfy them. It is hard to distinguish who starts a war and whose fault is it. Coming from different countries and cultures, people have different opinions based on their emotions. For example, the war between Palestine and Israel has caused a lot of conflict between different religions and cultures. People rely... [continues]
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