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garywhinton
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Knowledge is not power

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Started: 11/6/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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garywhinton

Con

Knowledge is but a facet through which we attempt to understand the world around us. To gain knowledge is to assume we gain facts. skills, or experiences. Each and every thing that is considered knowledge is subjective to its wielder and what some might consider powerful, others might consider trivial. Mathematics is a pretty good example. A student of literature finds no great delight or need for it, while a student of chemistry certainly does. Having both parties talk to each other about their persuits could very well end in utter boredom for both parties.

The true power that underlies our desire for knowledge is the struggle for "noble purpose" with which to exercise our will. Having this gives people immense credibility and willingness for others to listen to what otherwise might be mundane and useless to them. Doing so falsely is dangerous and will eventually lead to demise.
pandapiggy

Pro

The topic of the debate is Knowledge is NOT power. Going by that, somebody speaking AGAINST the motion has to convince the audience that knowledge *is* 'power'. Con makes a weak argument at that, and this would be my ground for commencement.

To quote Con, "Each and every thing that is considered knowledge is subjective to its wielder and what *some might consider powerful*, others might consider trivial."

Con clearly states that:
a) knowledge is subjective
b) knowledge may or may not be considered powerful (source: knowledge is what some MIGHT consider powerful)

Since Con himself does not believe that knowledge is power, he fails to speak up against the notion that knowledge is not power, thereby nullifying any further contributions that he might have to make to this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
garywhinton

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Debate Round No. 2
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