As an anonymous user, you can only add new data. If you would like to also modify existing data, please create an account and indicate your languages on your user page.

DefinedMeaning talk:know (6004)

From OmegaWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Icon tools.png
This article (know (6004)) needs attention because:
Definition doesn't fit the expressions
It has been added to this category for attention. Thank you for your patience.

"to know" is not just to be sure! Although Aristotle was probably sure of the spontaneous generation, he didn't "know" that: he was wrong. Many of us experienced having being sure of something which turned out to be false. This is neither science nor knowledge. I propose as definition: "To have the conviction, squaring the reality, [that or about]" (in French: "Avoir la conviction, correspondant à la réalité, [que ou à propos de]"). I'm not sure whether we should split this definedMeaning into 2:

  • "know that" (+ a fact), as in "I know John is guilty.",
  • "know" (+ indirect interrogative clause) as in "I know who is guilty.".

Are there languages where the 2 use a different verb? --Fiable.biz (talk) 22:51, 20 March 2013 (CET)