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To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other. Options
Daemon
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To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
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Learning is only survival skill which drive human being to the apex of animal kingdom. And as such it isn't have direct link neither to a memory or philosophy. Does "the paragon of animals" sound more scandalous than ancestral kinship with the apes, according to some science guys?
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it's a good definition of lateral thinking
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To learn is to know what you didn't know before.
Christine
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Remind me of art.
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Daemon wrote:
To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)


The learner is learning, the learned has learned...
I think that it is most important to think about what you do with your knowledge

“It is not enough to have a good mind.
The main thing is to use it well.”

Rene Descartes
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Daemon wrote:
To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)


""You must teach me a small part of what you know," said Dantes..." The abbe smiled. "Alas, my boy," said he, "human knowledge is confined within very narrow limits; and when I have taught you mathematics, physics, history, and the three or four modern languages with which I am acquainted, you will know as much as I do myself. Now, it will scarcely require two years for me to communicate to you the stock of learning I possess."
"Two years!" exclaimed Dantes; "do you really believe I can acquire all these things in so short a time?"
"Not their application, certainly, but their principles you may; to learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the other.""
Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing? How about a lot of it?
Knowledge which doesn’t go beyond recitation or exhibition of any amount of learning, knowledge with little understanding, that is the dangerous thing. Without personal judgment filtering and sorting, interpreting and further thought inspiring, all that knowledge is not just dangerous but deadly.
It is, in our times, what they shamelessly call “expertise”-- a blank cheque to screw up.

jacobusmaximus
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:07:12 PM

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This makes me think - 'what do I know?' I know very little. I only believe what I have learned from others, and they might have been wrong. What can we know for certain?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:09:23 AM
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Certainly everything is worth questioning. Descartes was quoted already, and since he was one who questioned well I'll quote him too: In his "Key Philosophical Writings, Discourse on the Method", Part 1
Descartes talks about his many attempts at acquiring "instruction" and how embarrassed he found himself at discovering his own ignorance. Until, he said, "I learned to believe nothing too certainly of which
I had only been convinced by example and custom."

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