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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 weeks ago

Knowledge is the key to victory?

I n order to be successful or a winner at anything there must be a concentrated effort in discovering or making oneself knowledgeable of the rules, laws and principles that govern whatever it is that they intend to dominate. What do YOU say?

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  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    That and you have to actually do something for the victory. A head full of knowledge and wishful thinking won't get you anywhere.

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  • 1 week ago

    Knowledge is only the key to become successful in life. There are many other factors that contribute to success.

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  • It requires  much more than continued education for a degree in a specific chosen career.  Experience and wisdom plays a vital role here and the determination to see it through,  to be truly successful.  :D

    Source(s): Life is Good!
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  • 1 week ago

    Well, "victory" is a very broad concept, in this case applied to "everything" one might endeavor to do. I'd say it's generally true that the more you know about a thing, the better you'll do at it, but it also often requires more than just knowledge. It may require effort, physical dexterity or size, speed, etc., interpersonal skills, and so on.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    "whatever they intend to dominate".

    Well yes, as j153e says "fairly true" but I think it's not really accurate.

    Not because of his (partial) domination or intended domination of

    some relative philosophy domain^, or even the better apparent domain

    called Objective philosophy for example.

    For what exactly d-we-do with our expert or even our discovered knowledge?

    Previously here I have answered that by saying that in philosophy we

    are NOT ONLY successful with a key-piece-of-knowledge.. like a "new

    principle or new rule etcetera". But that we need if you like to chase-on

    -after-that-DREAMLIKE-goal, that good feeling of having DISCOVERED

    SOMETHING New, something UNIQUE & being knowledge something

    WORTHWHILE.

    Something worthwhile FOR THE Future so to speak.

    Unfortunately this site & category like other different sites & similar

    categories have what we know as commentators-who-are-MORE

    interested in unique knowledge-of-the-past ; that is ...

    .. Of a LIMITED or limiting knowledge of the Past...

    And THEIR (selected or selective) knowledge of the past is called

    "authoritative or FAMOUS" knowledge  from-the-past.

    This of course HELPS THEM  & the subjective philosophers who they

    rightly or wrongly credit with helping to find this exclusive subjective

    philosophy knowledge... it helps them in TRYING TO DOMINATE

    that area of "rules, laws & principles" in this here domain called philosophy.

    It also helps them win Points too we know as the different leader boards

    prove.

    And although areas like "religious philosophy" tend to have many such

    followers there are KEY Knowledge Areas where naïve or subjective

    "points scorers" are NOT so good...

    Try the Environmental category, or the Politics category (= a present 

    conflicted category environment because of the continuing debatable

    rise in knowledge called "Popular-ism" of which the mistaken dominators

    want to rule with commonly known "fake news" & the like...).

    Both of these key so-called-victory-knowledge-areas have in their turn

    their true or better placed areas within philosophy today...

    I refer to here the good categories of "Environment or environmental Philosophy"

    and the same of "Political philosophy"...

    Both of which can NOT ONLY COMBAT the likes of "fake news"  (& so be

    rightly victorious, with better truth content and all..) but they can also combat

    fake-rules-and-principles which currently beset Environmental Philosophy -

    where the replacement of the increasing CO2 problem with fake "global

    cooling" appeals to a Very Old past which does NOT take-into-account

    the recent modern INDUSTRIAL environment & on-going situation.

    So.. the Q. "In ORDER to be successful or a WINNER at anything.."  plus

                        "knowledge is the key TO VICTORY" 

    both-smack-at the theory of Darwinism (or animalism in it..).

    I believe I highlighted this here in the recent past..

    And there I suggested that we were or are on-the-brink of a

    better General Theory with which we can at least GUIDE our

    present theory-of-knowledge.. "What-we-want-to-know" &

    "How-to-better-get-it" are two directives which are questions

    which inform an ordered Theory (of knowledge) which needs

    to be changed.. changed under pressures of "behaviour challenges"

    or "Philosophy upgrading"  "human biological change"

    or "Mistakes in learning behaviour & the Environment" so to

    speak.

    ^ I have already made a breakthrough myself of putting the relativist

       or SUBJECTIVIST philosophy position into ONE CATEGORY...

       (see my User history where when I can I must categorise those

       offerings).. where I put subjectivity INTO the "childhood domain"

       or "childhood environment" - ALL of us did (do) some sort of such

       NAIVE & CHILDISH philosophy, mainly but certainly NOT 

       exclusively in our heads, so to speak.

       Only LATER do objectivists write & relate to "Objective philosophy".

    (t.be continued)

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Fairly true and accurate.

    "Domination" when understood per rules of the game(s) is better replaced by "attainment."

    If one wishes to attain, the rules of the game(s) indicate that God is All, and that divine Love and wisdom (wise dominion) are keys to such kingdomness.  Divine Love integrates the knowing with the empowerment, hence wise dominion in a post-Platonic sense is Love, wisdom, and power, rather than Guardians as wise dominion leadership.  Kierkegaard is closer to this balance with his three spheres of concurrent interconnected feedforwardness:  existential unto Aesthetic (Love), reflection unto Philosophy (wisdom), and awareness of self unto Spirit (empowerment of and in the One).

    Related:

    "Understanding Yourself" by Mark Prophet;

    "Man, Master of His Destiny;"

    "101 Things All Young Adults Should Know;"

    "For Couples Only;"

    "Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing;"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_o...

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  • The key to victory is to realise you have no hope of contenting with a superior opponent. The sooner you realise this, the sooner you can avoid battles you cannot win and in some sense you may know which you can win. A person who knows what they can win will never lose so long as they abide by their knowledge.

    I would love to be able to defeat Stockfish (chess engine / computer) at Chess but I do not have its ability to value a position by making millions of determinations a second. It knows 99% of the possible future moves which are relevant. The possibility of me finding the 1% is very low. I would have to eliminate its determinations to know what it did not know.

    My only hope of winning is to use it’s judgment and try to find something it did not. But I would say it is very logical when it says what the best move is.

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  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    That is correct. To really win in life, you must throw away religion and rely on actual knowledge.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    That may be true in this ungodly world, where human domination over others is seen as a good thing (for the dominators, that is - rarely for those dominated!) But fortunately for us, God gives grace to the humble and gives understanding to those seeking to learn His ways - which are not the ways of this world. "Knowing God and the one he sent, Jesus Christ" is key to spiritual victory (John 17:3). But that's not talking about a head-trip. That requires a heart transplant, only done by the Holy Spirit who gives understanding to those God saves.

    Jesus gave the keys to the Kingdom of God to Peter after divine revelation to him that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. All who likewise make that confession of faith enter into the Kingdom of God. Matthew 16:13-18

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  • 2 weeks ago

    No it mustn't. There are a lot of people who were successful or winners at something who never bothered with a concentrated effort in discovering or making themselves knowledgeable of the rules, laws and principles that govern whatever it is that they intend to dominate.

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