On Whether All Forms of Knowledge are Fatalistic

  1. On whether knowing what I know determines my value; knowing in this case is based on understanding but also practical relevance. For example, in a chess game, a pawn is valued for the moves it knows/the moves it can legally perform. When other people treat us as pawns (for example, a higher up from work gives you a task to perform), does that take away our free will? No because the analogy is an imperfect analogy. Human knowledge is based on movements humans don’t understand. The loyalty of underlings correlates with our expectations being met but the loyalty of underlings is free flowing and dynamic. The underlings are controlled by maintaining a controlled environment where certain movements seem rational and where rewards encourage the rational that is wanted by the purpose/intention behind the mind “controlling” the movements. An ousborous of control: mid-management controls the underlings as mid-management moves under its own orders from the still higher ups. Are the actions of the underling somehow fatalistically determined by the highest executive? Can the pawn only move in predetermined ways? Can the higher ups be surprised by the pawn? What if the pawn goes to college and gains knowledge that can make it an even more valued pawn and it gets better pay and benefits? Doesn’t the knowledge gained create a new fatalistic outcome? Does choosing our demise count as free will?
  2. On whether knowing the nature of knowledge reveals knowledge that makes all other knowledge trivial in regards to the relevancy of knowledge in our pursuit of freedom from the concept of imprisonment insofar as we feel imprisoned. Does a slave stop fighting for freedom because they read a skeptic’s manifesto? Does a master cut the slave free because they learned that their own greed is the source of their distress? Does choosing ignorance in either case add possible movements to our previous limitations? How does movement relate to knowledge? Does movement supersede the theories? Always.

blooms — crazy rants masked as abstract experimental philosophy. s/o CS Peirce