The Instigator
peacemymind
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
bossyburrito
Con (against)
Winning
6 Points

The more one knows, the more one knows one doesn't know.

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bossyburrito
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/24/2012 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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peacemymind

Pro

Increase in knowledge, increases the knowledge that one lacks knowledge
bossyburrito

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
peacemymind

Pro

Increases in knowledge, increases the realization that one lacks knowledge

Increased knowledge results in the understanding of increased complexities. In turn, a wider and deeper range of possibilities for knowledge becomes apparent. This leads one to realize that they don't know what they thought they had.

Before learning about something, one doesn't realize how little they know about what they thought they knew. A new discovery of a subject contradicts what one thought one knew about that subject, leading one to question further.
After perception and intuition, upon deeper inspection and questioning, one will realize that something was not what it had initially seemed. That new-found knowledge is a realization that one lacked knowledge.
bossyburrito

Con

Just because you do not perceive that you did not know things before does not mean you still didn't know them. Your statement is like saying that as long as you do not know you have a flat tire, you do not have a flat tire.
Debate Round No. 2
peacemymind

Pro

peacemymind forfeited this round.
bossyburrito

Con

KvoteFtieC
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by bossyburrito 4 years ago
bossyburrito
I think i misread the resolution. Sorry about that.
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Vote Placed by socialpinko 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeit, making this debate shorter than it already was going to be. On arguments, Con correctly pointed out that simply realizing one does not know something has no causal effect on the reality of one's knowledge on the subject. I might be ignorant of whether or not I know how to play chess if I've never heard of chess. But my knowledge of my ignorance doesn't change the fact that I am actually ignorant.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeit. The resolution of the debate is arguing that they know they don't know. In round 2, Con was arguing they don't know, but the topic was if they know they don't know, therefore Pro made the most relavent points and had better arguments. Pro did not capitalize in round 1.