Can a person ever know something or can they only think they know?

Posted by: Heterodox

Is there a difference?

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A person can know something.

11 votes

A person can only think they know something.

7 votes

Other (add comment please)

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There's no difference.

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harrytruman says2016-08-06T22:00:03.8634099Z
They can know they think something.
Heterodox says2016-08-06T22:20:35.7410994Z
Everything is an assumption, over time and through testing some are considered to be solidified as true, some are found to be false, and some remain uncertain. The only honest answer is "we think we know". However, because that is obvious and most likely true for everyone (unless you are (a) god) it is redundant. To say, "I know" is to say, "I think I know".
Throwback says2016-08-06T23:19:57.2174538Z
The list of things which are known to sane people is nearly limitless. It's hard to start a list-the expectation is that it will be comprehensive. And yes, I do know I just typed this comment.
harrytruman says2016-08-07T00:04:53.5800888Z
@Heterodox Is it an assumption that I know that I think I know I am reading your comment? I may not know for sure that you really wrote that, I only think I know that, but I DO know that I think this? Otherwise I wouldn't have wrote this in response to that since I wouldn't have known that I thought you wrote that with which to respond to it. Therefor you can know that you think something, but not now that you know something.
Heterodox says2016-08-08T15:10:38.6452303Z
@harrytruman, Yes, it would be an assumption. || You can only think you know, I think.
Throwback says2016-08-08T15:17:29.0214609Z
That's just odd. Most people are self aware.
harrytruman says2016-08-08T18:24:16.5233034Z
No, you would know trhat this is whgat you think, I may not know that the sky is blue, i can only think it is blue, but i can know that i think it is blue.
Heterodox says2016-08-08T18:36:39.7276675Z
@harrytruman, I disagree.
harrytruman says2016-08-08T18:39:01.3765755Z
You do know you diuaagree yes?
Heterodox says2016-08-09T14:01:06.0969704Z
@harrytruman, No, I think it. Just like I think you should use spellcheck or something, cuz like everything else, I had to assume "diuaagree" was meant to be "disagree".
jeancommunicates says2016-10-17T18:37:55.5096140Z
The Creator of the Everything left His Guidebook the Holy Bible so we could know the truth. The Holy Bible has never been wrong. It is the most contested book ever written, yet it has stood the test of time.
Lois_gray says2017-01-09T04:49:22.6942445Z
Ugh, the website wont let me add a comment under my vote- i chose other; We can only truly know; what we have experienced for ourselves, and even then, we tend to assume things. We can only assume that what we have seen or read is truth. For example, if you saw your husband and another woman kiss, you could only assume he was cheating, you wouldn't know unless you were the experienced (either the husband or woman) (the woman could have forced kissed the husband, CPR, or any other situation)

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