Meaning & Definition of knowledge (Concept / What is)

What is knowledge?

Knowledge is defined through a discipline called epistemology, a philosophical doctrine which is known as the theory of knowledge. Epistemology defines knowledge as one set of knowledge, which as we will see occur at different levels, we have about something.
From this same discipline, is, to have a better understanding of what turns out to be the knowledge, that it has become a division of three levels of knowledge, the sensitive knowledge, the conceptual and the holistic. First, sensitive knowledge is that which is acquired through acquisition of an object by means of the senses, which in the case of human beings are the most developed hearing and sight, in this way, we are able to store the images of all the objects that we observe on a daily basis in our memory, with its particular characteristics.
In terms of conceptual knowledge, it is one that is formed from a set of representations defined as invisible, intangible, universal and essential. The most significant difference between the conceptual and sensitive knowledge lies in that the former is a particular knowledge of each individual, in which each sees and defines concepts and objects with their own characteristics, while the concept refers to the universality of concepts and objects, those that everyone understand in the same waywithout adding its own characteristics.
Finally, the knowledge of holistic, also known as intuitive refers to the way to grasp the concepts within a context in particular, as one of the elements that make up a whole, without possessing a limitation or clear structure. This is what difference in major grade knowledge holistic with the conceptual level, and that the latter has certain structures that provide the universality.
And separate to what is understood in the academic world of what is knowledge, we find the traditions religious and contemplative, which distinguished between knowledge, which is related to the material world, their perceptions and sensations, and absolute or real knowledge which would be the knowledge of God or what is eternal; Therefore it is the ordinary State of human beings as one of "ignorance", which must be overcome through the contemplation of what is real or absolute.
As we can see is a concept of difficult definition, what has kept it as one of the themes present throughout history in philosophy, allowing even a full branch of it is devoted to the study and understanding of knowledge.
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