Authority Over Knowledge, Harrison Bergeron, Socialism, Unitivism, the Presidential Debate
Sept. 30, 2020, 10 p.m.
Authority Over Knowledge, Harrison Bergeron, Socialism, Unitivism, the Presidential Debate [Video]
The reliance on members of authority is an important source of knowledge building within societies; people tend to trust the authority of the chief or medicine men and women within tribal societies, of the religious elite within theocratic societies, and among the royalty in monarchies, whose authority often comes from claims of a “divine” right to rule. In their role as authority figures, these societal knowledge brokers become creators and controllers of what is seen as legitimate knowledge. Within modern-day societies, too, we defer to authority figures to tell us what is “true.” We often grant authority over knowledge building to those we believe are “experts” who can lay legitimate claim to a particular area of knowledge building as a result of their earned expertise.
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Historians are in the business of creating—not discovering or interpreting—historical meaning.
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