Project/blog link:Knowledge: What You Need to Know BASIS Advisor: Mr. Travis Lambert Internship location: ASU, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Onsite Mentor: Dr. Gopal Nair, Assistant Professor
In the modern day, we are bombarded with information from a myriad of sources around the world. Whether it be the local news channel, school, a colleague or friend, information can come from almost anywhere. With this natural abundance of information, we may ask ourselves, how much of it do we really need? Although not all information is necessary, a lot of it is certainly interesting and can seem useful to know in raising awareness of the events happening around the world. I will be researching into this topic to find out what types of knowledge are important or necessary to have within our modern democratic society. In order to do this, I will be reading a variety of philosophers, ranging from the classical to the modern era, and analyze their views and justifications on the topic. Using their views on the topic, I will make a conclusion about what types of knowledge are necessary to have within our society as well as for the individual. This project aims to shed light on how important or necessary certain types of knowledge are, as well as uncover whether knowledge that we believe is important now is really as crucial as we claim it to be.