vineri, 17 februarie 2012

Note on Humility in Knowledge

If the primary knowledge is already constituted at the final step of human development, but not in a systematic manner, then the man has to return to himself in an analytical fashion.

Though the return is seemingly easy, it is repugnant as regards the necessity to see yourself in the small parts disclosed through analysis.

More promising is the rhythm of great steps achieved by a synthetic process of knowledge, even if they move the man out of the most intimate things he knows. The great scientific discoveries and the great amount of daily facts lure the man to attend a greatness that does not belong to him.

The value of humility praised by religious thinkers shows its importance every time when someone has to cease his comfort in the greatness of knowing things that are strange to him.

But such humility in knowledge strengthens the power of every part obtained through analysis, clarifying that each of them concerns yourself. For instance, if we late on analyzing our language, not abandoning ourselves for speaking about universe or political issues, every discovery, as small as can seem to be in the community of speakers, is a great conquest in the field of that sort of knowledge that strictly belongs to us.

The humility in knowledge can be also conceived as an assumed self belittlement among those others that feed our own synthetic knowledge.