6. Can we know when to trust our emotions in the pursuit of knowledge? Consider history and one other area of knowledge In our society today, knowledge, emotion, and trust is translated in a variety of things. All of those words have a different meaning from one another, which makes each word unique. My interpretation of knowledge is that knowledge is the facts, information, askills acquired by a person through experience or education. Emotion to my understanding is a natural spontaneous state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Trust in my opinion means that you have the confidence, faith, belief, and the assurance to trust a person, by believing in them. The key knowledge issue that I believe and agree upon is that, we cannot trust our emotion in the pursuit of knowledge unless we our present in the actual event. History and art are great areas of knowledge to explore this claim. One of the ways of knowing is through emotions and whether we can trust it in the pursuit of knowledge.
History is one of the ways of knowing. When I look at a textbook and see pictures of World War Two, of people starving and being killed in brutal ways I feel sad because it hurts me when I see others getting hurt especially if they were your people, meaning the Jews. It’s been about 67 years since World War Two ended and still in classrooms today we continue to talk about Hitler and World War Two. Many documentaries were made on the war and each documentary is different from one another and has a different content every time. When I see a documentary I can’t trust my emotions because the person that creates the documentary chooses what to put, the sound effects, and the storyline. The documentary can be about the concentration camps in Germany and how they treated the Jews by putting sad and disturbing sound effects that makes the watcher or viewer to have emotion. The reason I can’t trust the documentary...
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