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Knowledge and Information as a Subject of Cultural and Social Epistemology

Student: Dmitry Teslya

Supervisor: Anastasia V. Ugleva

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Philosophy (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2020

We are convinced we know that our actions can harm the environmental situation on the planet. However, such knowledge does not cause our attempts to change the situation. It turns out, either we daily act irrationally, or we do not possess such knowledge at all. This paper is devoted to the concept of knowledge as a behavioral motive. The first chapter determines the roles of information and belief, introduces the division into knowledge in the "weak" and "strong" senses, proposes a modern definition of knowledge that can eliminate the Gettier problem. The second chapter discusses the role of habitus as the main behavioral motive and the theory of Kahneman's two systems of consciousness . The third chapter is devoted to reflection as the guiding force of knowledge and its role in fostering a culture of sustainable thinking.

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