THE POSSIBILITY OF KNOWLEDGE
The issue of the possibility of knowledge is one that has concerned many philosophers for a very long time. Questions as to whether it is possible to know anything have been raised with varying answers being attracted. Perhaps it might seem very easy for some, but this is a very complex issue. To something as it really is becomes difficult as soon as one realises what it is involved. One thing that many agree on is that certain things must be present before anyone can claim knowledge of anything.
Knowledge presupposes belief. That is to say that one must believe something before even claiming or talking about something. Knowledge also presupposes truth. In other words it is not possible to know something that is not true. This means that to say that someone knows something, it means that what is known is also true. One cannot know something that is not true; falsity cannot be admitted as knowledge. It is important therefore when one analyses knowledge of something this be put into consideration.