Knowledge - Partial Knowledge

Partial Knowledge

One discipline of epistemology focuses on partial knowledge. In most cases, it is not possible to understand an information domain exhaustively; our knowledge is always incomplete or partial. Most real problems have to be solved by taking advantage of a partial understanding of the problem context and problem data, unlike the typical math problems one might solve at school, where all data is given and one is given a complete understanding of formulas necessary to solve them.

This idea is also present in the concept of bounded rationality which assumes that in real life situations people often have a limited amount of information and make decisions accordingly.

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Other articles related to "partial knowledge, knowledge, partial":

Knoweth - Partial Knowledge
... One discipline of epistemology focuses on partial knowledge ... possible to understand an information domain exhaustively our knowledge is always incomplete or partial ... Most real problems have to be solved by taking advantage of a partial understanding of the problem context and problem data, unlike the typical math problems one might solve at school, where all data is given ...
Abimanyu - Abhimanyu and Ashwatama
... is often quoted as an example for his partial knowledge about Chakravyuha ... Similarly, Ashwatthama too had a partial knowledge in the context of Brahmastra ... It was only Arjuna who had complete knowledge of both Chakravyuha (to break and exit from it) and Brahmastra (to invoke and withdraw it) ...
Ashwatthama and Brahmastra - The Partial Knowledge of Abhimanyu and Ashwatthama
... Abhimanyu is often quoted as an example for his partial knowledge about Chakravyha ... Similarly, Ashwatthama had a partial knowledge in the context of Brahmastra ... It was only Arjuna who had complete knowledge of both Padmavyooha (to break and exit from it) and Brahmastra (to invoke and withdraw it) ...

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