“The value of knowledge is lost when the lines between fact and fiction are blurred.”
- Does knowledge have to be fact to be beneficial.?
- Are there any “true” facts that are completely independent from fiction?
- Could the value of knowledge depend on what is being used for? – in some situations it may be beneficial to use fiction but some it might
- Meaning of quote
- The quote means that value of knowledge stems from it being facts. Therefore, knowledge must be completely true to have any value. The quote also states that if knowledge may be fiction than its value is lost
- How might this link to either empathy or imagination?
- Facts on their own dont make any sense imagination helps to make sense of the role of the facts in the greater history. Gaps have to be filled or else it means nothing. Especially in circumstances when facts are hidden or not evident. Its impossible to tell whether facts in history stem from the imagination of others. When one is not dealing with primary data. Consequently a lot of history involves some element of imagination