Is Knowledge Possible To Measure Knowledge

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In the prescribed title I am asked to what extent I consider myself to agree to the question. But in order to answer the question completely, I must answer the questions the question itself asks; is it possible to claim that knowledge has to be hard to produce in order to be truly valued? What kind of knowledge is the question addressing; e.g. scientific or personal knowledge? What does it mean that something is difficult to produce? How do we measure the difficulty? And how do we know if we truly value it or not? Does that depend on how we can use that knowledge? And more importantly, who are “we”? How and why knowledge is valuable will most certainly differ from person to person. I believe that the value of knowledge is independent from how that specific knowledge is gained, and rather depends on the gain of that knowledge; what we can use the knowledge for. This again links to the fact that the ‘difficulty’ is relative to the producer of the knowledge, and the value of the knowledge is relative to the beholder of it. The value of the same personal knowledge may change over time. I have experienced as a math student that my main motivation for studying mathematics is not a genuine interest in the subject…show more content…
It may involve personal access to physical phenomena by use of sense perception. Degrees of practical difficulty are found by measurements of aggregate physical energy used on accessing physical phenomena. In exchanging physical energy for personal access to physical phenomena, a curious analogy can be made. Indeed, there is here an obvious resemblance between physical energy and the value of currency. Behind any transaction, there are underlying incentives. Why does, for example, mountain climbers keep climbing mountains although it is physically tiresome? That would for the most part be because of the desire to access the view from the top. This would, at least to some extent, be seen as a personal

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