Chapter 5: Knowing That You Know

In our culture, media and entertainment can drive our visual life and guide our thoughts. But should it? Whether you be liberal, conservative or something else, it is hard not to see how media imposes his or her own bias on our thinking. It is evident that when the media is interested in ratings and numbers, their stories and facts can be skewed to garner the most interest rather than those interested in truth. That being said: In our culture, how can we know the reasons why and behind the things we think? Do we actually do this as a culture? Similarly, why does Aristotle think that knowing why something is true is superior to knowing that it is so?