In The Pursuit of Truth and/or Knowledge, Do We Take Into Account Feelings?
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It is quite confusing why people say 'you can't say that, it's offensive' nowadays especially in street debates between left and right wing supporters in many parts of the Western World. I am really interested in knowing why someone would think in such a way that we must care about human emotion is the result is the obtaining of knowledge or truth. Looking for someone willing to debate that we must take into account the feelings of others when in search of answer. I stand for the 'facts don't care about your feelings' side, the opponent will be against it.
Definition:Truth- The quality or state of being true that which is in accordance with fact or reality.Knowledge- Facts, information and skills acquired through experience and education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
The pursuit of truth and knowledge has long been the driving factor to the evolution of human existence throughout history. The need for improvement in the quality of human life serves as a our main goal for the search of truth and the gathering of knowledge to further our understanding of reality and the universe we live in.
The point is, truths and facts cannot be altered by feelings or mere belief. Just because one feels a certain way about a fact does not mean it will alter to fit the narrative of said person's assumptions. If someone feels that gravity does not work or is not realistic, does that make gravity useless? No. It does not. Even if everyone believed about a certain assumption based on their feelings, it will not change if they do not use logical and practical explanations to prove their point.
Such is human nature to be dependant on our own feelings, it is unavoidable. The very core principles of one's humanity in regards to health and well-being can be manipulated by one's feelings. One can even say so about truth and fact.
Humans are capable of blinding themselves to logic and truth if it against their own belief and feeling of which is right and wrong.
As such, I believe as humans we must discard our personal feelings and beliefs in order to pursue truth and knowledge. We as a society cannot be blinded by our own biased feelings to justify how something works or acts or takes place because it is unavoidable. It is inevitable. No matter how passionately we feel about a certain subject or matter, we cannot change its reality or alter the truth.
The point I am speaking is that since truth cannot be changed or altered by one's feelings or beliefs, I is unnecessary for us to use our personal emotions in the pursuit of knowledge and truth.
- Curiosity is or at least is informed by an emotion by definition.
- Curiosity is necessary for the pursuit of knowledge and truth.
- Therefore, one emotion is necessary for the pursuit of knowledge and truth.
- it is unecessary for us to use our personal emotions in the pursuit of knowledge and truth
- Therefore it is unecessary for us to use our personal emotions in the pursuit of knowledge and truth
The fact is, people have been blinded by their own emotions to realise or even admit their own wrongdoing. As mentioned above these are examples of what has happened letting our own emotions get in the way of our pursuit of truth.