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Knowledge

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Book: The wisdom paradox
  • Facts, Information, and Skills acquired by a person.

  • Two kinds of knowledge, Descriptive and Prescriptive knowledge.

  • Descriptive: Of how things are:

    • Ex: Truth, Facts etc
  • Prescriptive: What to do to achieve them.

    • Evolution, shaping us for survival, has given us powerful prescriptive machinery1.
  • Descriptive is subordinate to prescriptive knowledge

  • The 2 kinds of knowledge also occupy different parts of the brain.


  1. Perhaps evolution favored doing over talking? ↩︎