The Epistemology of Empirical Essentialism

As part of my series on the Ground Rules of Civil Society, I finally wrote
up a detailed exposition of my personal
epistemology
(theory of
knowledge):

org.radicalcentrism.drernie.EmpiricalEssentialism.20050430

1. belief =
character.interpret(experience)
2. knowledge =
community.articulate(belief)
3. action = purpose.apply(knowledge)
4. experience =
reality.interact(action)

Apologies for
the geeky Java-like syntax, which simply
means:

output =
context.process(input)

While not
quite up to academic standards of rigor, we have some hope that this does
represent a significant intellectual insight. In particular, rather than the old
Platonic definition of knowledge as “justified true belief”, I view knowledge as
“contextually-accurate, paradigmatically-justified
belief.”

If anybody knows a friendly
philosopher who’d be willing to help us critique/flesh this out, please pass
them along via [Feedback]!

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