Knowledge within Anxiety


  • Andrea Amato University of Bari



Epistemology, Psychology, Knowledge, Awareness, Metaphysics


Modern epistemology is in the peculiar position of retaining its trust in man’s ability to acquire knowledge without being capable of specifying the reasons for our gnosis success. Popper was the first to state that any conclusion concerning the possibility or impossibility of knowing is a transcendental statement and he states, also, that man reaches knowledge while trying to guess. In my opinion, we know things because we assume to have always been aware of them, in the sense that some form of immediate awareness has promptly enabled us to perceive them, identify them, use them. But one needs to ascertain whether the reason is the most suitable faculty to ensure the positive development of knowledge. At last, Kuhn claims the impossibility of comparing different theories. But if we establish a comparison between theories in terms of their complexity, then we must admit that there occurs some progress.


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Amato, Andrea. 2018. “Knowledge Within Anxiety”. Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science, no. 5 (December).