The Knowledge Square and the Concepts of Actual and the Space of the Epistemic Actual (Open image in new window)

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 289)

Abstract

We have discussed the foundational blocks of the spaces of the potential, possibility and probability and their relationships to the process of knowing in order to reduce human ignorance in all areas of knowledge. We shall now turn our attention to examine the space of the epistemic actual and discuss the connectedness of this space to the spaces of probability, possibility and the potential (the space of the universal object set) in the reduction process in the knowledge production. The space of the epistemic actual is the final destination of our knowledge journey and the results of the game of knowing. It helps to close the theory of the knowledge square as a continuum process of thought where the chain is never broken, and guarantees that the knowledge production is a never-ending process in the sense that the space of the epistemic actual is also ontologically and epistemologically connected to the potential space through logical dualities and creative tensions. It is here that the principles of corroboration, falsification, verification and acceptance of true or false propositions and knowledge claims acquire meanings. It is this analytical structure of the theory of the Knowledge square that allows scientific and philosophical assessments of meanings embodied in the potential, possible, probable and actual and the corresponding developments of logical paradigms and mathematical structures to deal with them.

Keywords

Knowledge Production Cognitive Agent Ontological Reality Possibility Space Ontological Information 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsHoward UniversityColumbiaUSA

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