Archive for April 15th, 2018

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A to Z – Knowledge and Knowing

15 April, 2018

Is this true?Among the scholars and philosophers of the Sea of Stars, epistemology, the philosophical discipline of understanding how we know and what we know, is much debated.  Many thought that the gods served to underpin reality, when the dragons slew the gods, some expected the world to just end, the Sundering seemed to confirm their fears . . . and then it stopped.  The world and all certainties about it were shattered.

With the Empress’ name magically written out of of the world and the lost of the names of the gods, certain foundations of knowledge seem to have been eroded.  Even the rising and setting of the Sun had ceased to have it old certainty, replaced with the rules of the Dragon Empress.  If she could be the cause of so much change, could it not all change again at her whim?  She even created a new type of people, the Visse!  Perhaps change was the new way of things?

Of course, such fears were unfounded as the Empress sought an understandable and predictable world as well, but still doubts remained, at least among the philosopher and thinkers.  For most people, the world, is stable and predictable, well as predictable as a world of magic and dragons can be.  It is only the classically educated who worry about the nature of reality.

Notes: K is a tricky letter.  Sorry to be behind, this should have been up on Friday but I was on the road all day and then back to work yesterday.  Hopefully the rest of the A to Z should stay to schedule.

Image “Miniature showing Erythraea . . .” by Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375) is licensed under CC0 1.0,

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