Can all knowledge be expressed in words or symbols - Coggle Diagram
Can all knowledge be expressed in words or symbols
Claim: No not all knowledge can be expressed in words or symbols due to the fact that there is a chance in loss of meaning/knowledge in translation.
Reason: Symbols can be interpreted in a variety of ways. One might present a symbol, but when another individual interprets or tries to translate it to themselves and their meaning, their could be a loss of knowledge from sender to receiver due to misinterpretation. Therefore not all of the knowledge can be expressed in symbols.
Reason: Words or symbols have some form of religious or cultural meaning that is connected with the language, so when translated it looses the cultural meaning or the meaning is changed entirely
Example: cuneiform symbols (basically old dead language, historians try to translate it, however never will truly know due to the loss of the language and no direct translation [basically guessing]
Claim: Certain symbols or words that have an important or have a significant meaning to a particular language might not have value in another language
Reason: Languages were developed in indigenous societies, so the meanings and definitions were directly tied into their community, so it is specific to them and their knowledge, and can't specifically be expressed to the public.
Reason: Words and symbols have a version type of knowledge associated with them because a group of people apply it to the words or symbols. So in order to obtain all the knowledge you need to either. be exposed to the meaning of have contexr, and so if you don’t then the words hold no value to you.
Example: The word disciples is important to the Catholic religion. Disciples may be used in other religions as a term to describe ones position in the religion itself, however when Catholics use the term they are directly referring to the 12 disciples that followed Jesus during his time on earth. Without any insight, one could assume the meaning of the word, and miss the importance of the knowledge that is supported by the word disciples.
AOK- Human Sciences
WOK: Sensory Perception
Claim: We can pick up on certain types of knowledge through body language
Reason: Body language give context or further knowledge that words cannot provide. So not all of the knowledge can be expressed just through one's words or symbols.
Reason: When we interact with other individuals, most of the knowledge we gain from other people is 70-93 percent is gained from their body language
Example: Time when mom said she was okay, but she did not look like it (her body language is not saying the same thing
Claim: The emotions are a from of knowledge that can be expressed detached from words and symbols.
Reason: Emotions can be a physical reaction from the body, such as crying, or laughter. This might have a symbol attached to it, however the reaction is not a symbol within itself.
Reason: Complex emotions don't always have words or meanings that directly relate to the emotion experienced. So either some of the information that comes from ones emotions can be misinterpreted or not be very clear. "Loss of knowledge".
Example: Conflicting emotions (physical reaction or internally about how you deal with helping homeless people and how to provide help to them
When your unsure about an object or situation cannot be put into words