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Knowledge: Is it Correct to Consider only Scientific Knowledge as Knowledge?

Owing to the narrow mindedness of philosophers and those who consider only scientifically achieved knowledge as knowledge , humanity is divested of great possibilities of accessing being. According to famous Aristotle one knows something if he is able to demonstrate the cause of existence of that thing. So, if one claims the knowledge of earthquakes, then according to Aristotle, one should also be able to know the cause behind it.For others knowledge can only be acquired either through sense perception or through valid reasoning.
However, as we all know that knowledge does not come through these sources alone. There are certain mystical sources of knowledge as well.One can acquire knowledge through one's feelings, dreams , emotions and internal intuitions. But people who consider themselves as the custodians of knowledge, don't allow these avenues of knowledge as legitimate.
We all know that our feelings play a decisive part in forming our beliefs. So, if meeting a person we feel uneasy , we can easily form a belief about that person on the basis of our feelings. Our emotions also decide things for us; if one loves somebody , one is not likely to form a negative belief about that person. Similarly, most of the time in responding to our daily problems, we rely on our intuitions. And last but not the least, our dreams also form our attitudes and beliefs.
Then there are things like astronomy, numerology and other branches of knowledge that we believe in, and if one belongs to an ancient culture, the traditions from that culture also play an important role in the cognizance of  reality.
Thus, scientific and rational knowledge is not the only form of knowledge; people also have other ways of knowing the reality. These ways of acquiring knowledge are as important as science and reason are;  in certain cases these ways are even more important.


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