Knowing How You Know/gallery

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A Gallery of Example Theories of Knowledge[edit]

A number of complete theories of knowledge are presented here as examples for you to study, learn from, compare, or use as a starting point for developing your own theory of knowledge.

  1. "I believe what is real" is a simple statement establishing a theory of knowledge.
  2. This example is the instructor’s complete theory of knowledge. It includes tutorial and explanatory information and is therefore quite lengthy. If you adopt this theory of knowledge, you may wish to edit it to remove some of the tutorial information.
  3. This concise example is adapted from the book Leaving Truth[1]. It is brief and elegant, but may require more explanation or expansion before you become comfortable adopting it.
  4. Visitor "Jeff" described how he understands how he understands, based on connecting the dots. This theory leverages the belief that: “All true statements about the world can consistently be affirmed together” [2]
  5. Willie Robertson has stated publicly: "I Believe What The Bible Says."[3]
  6. We welcome your contributions to this gallery. If you develop a new theory of knowledge as a result of this course, we invite you to link it here. Please add it to the list just above this entry, and Thanks!


  1. Sewell, Keith (2012). Leaving Truth. pp. 70. 
  2. Excerpt From: John R. Searle. “The Construction of Social Reality.” The Free Press, 1995. iBooks.
  3. Willie Robertson: ‘I Believe What The Bible Says’, CBS Houston, March 27, 2014