The Epistemological Implications of the Information Revolution

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Normative epistemology defines knowledge as true-justified-belief i.e. accurate representation of reality into true propositions. However, right at the level of predication, knowing is paradigmatic which implies that knowing is not just representing the world "as it is" but enriching data with value and meaning for the purpose of decision-making and problem-solving. This process leads to an accumulation of insights be they emotional, intellectual, ethical or practical. This approach leads to a dynamic and integrative epistemology based on information processing as a paradigm and suggests an approach to knowledge that leads to wisdom rather than certainty.