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This is a discussion on The (stream of conscious?) venting thread for INTJ. within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by WamphyriThrall See, that's the type of thing you can't read and apply to your situation intuitively. I've ...
It might be my Te playing a part here. I have to externalize all my insights, and then re-feed them through my mind again. I might read something and think, 'okay, I get this.' But, for me to be certain, I think, 'if I get this, I should be able to explain it myself, in my own words.' Granted, my own interpretation might not be as accurate as the original information, since it's being re-processed, and you have to figure that a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy... etc etc. You know what I mean.
But nevertheless, it's just a compulsion I have. I have to teach what I know, because I have this sense that to teach a thing is to completely learn it.
This is one reason I've never been a fan of memorizing information verbatim, and instead summarizing in my own words, usually full of metaphors, mnemonics, acronyms, and other abstractions that wouldn't make any sense to an outsider looking in. Truly, each brain is a world.
There are many variations of knowledge and no universally agreed upon definition of it. I'm just going off Plato's definition.
Justified true belief is one definition of knowledge that states in order to know that a given proposition is true, one must not only believe the relevant true proposition, but one must also have justification for doing so. In more formal terms, a subject S knows that a proposition P is true if, and only if:
- P is true
- S believes that P is true, and
- S is justified in believing that P is true
Does intuition count as a valid justification?
I'm not sure if it does.
Am I the only person that gets incensed by the attitude of America when September 11 rolls around? September 11, once an innocuous day like any other has turned into an excuse by America to hate an entire group of people because they hate us. "Remember those who died" by killing more for the he'll of it? We are solving no problems. We are actually creating them. It absolutely infuriates me how such blind patriotism turns the whole of a nation into a mob of blood-thirsty lunatics. We have turned September 11 into a self-fulfilling prophecy. We have justified their cause and solidified their resolve. We have done nothing but bleat like a bunch of sheep. We are nothing but an orchestra being played. It sickens me.
I just ignore it until it goes away, as it does eventually.
At least, until next year.