After extensive examination of the statement, it is crucial to seek answers on whether knowledge would exist devoid of a knower’s perspective. Is it possible? It is evident that knowledge defines an aspect that is known and understood by a particular individual (Heydorn and Jesudason 153). Hence, knowledge must be known by an individual and the individual must demonstrate a given perspective. Therefore, the possibility of knowledge devoid of a knower presents an oxymoron. However, it is important to explore whether knowledge presents an external reality or internal reality depending on empiricist and rationalist perspectives.
In reference to the statement, it is important to examine the term “pursuit”. It emerges as an obvious proposition that all knowledge must present a knower’s perspective, thus, it is possible that the statement explores the idea of the pursuit for knowledge. The debate can shift towards the support for the idea that knowledge is discoverable and constructed in a purposeful manner. It is crucial to note that the knower’s perspective is determined by personal knowledge (Fowler 351). However, it is interesting to propose that the knower’s perspective, which forms a part of personal knowledge, is defined and molded by the shared knowledge, which defines the possession or demonstration of perspective.
Pursuing knowledge could define the process of applying given methodology, which includes human and natural sciences and different disciplined approaches to the study of joining creativity referring to artistic concepts and via accountability of different moral institutions. It is evident that pursuit can define the mechanisms through which shared knowledge areas merge with personal knowledge leading to the evolution of the understanding of the journey towards the pursuit of knowledge.
Referring to the initial statement, it is rather difficult to agree with the alternate hypothesis that claims that knowledge can be created devoid of the knower’s perspective. However, it is important to consider the possibility of the existence of a value free and neutral theory of knowledge (Sirotnik and Oakes 28). The proposed idea is based on the possibility of the development of unbiased knowledge, which results from minimal knower’s perspective. Therefore, the question is interpreted through the objectivity lens.
From the discussion, it is evident that the existence of knowledge is primarily dependent on the presence of a perspective. However, it is important to consider the form of knowledge that is considered since knowledge expands to emotions, scientific studies and social studies. According to my analysis of the statement, I tend to agree with the proposition that the knower’s perspective is imperative in the pursuit of knowledge.
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