Knowingness: Soul certainty (each of us has wisdom, vision, and insight practically without end). Knowing is what happens when the soul rightly sees the shape of reality. Knowing is to believing as a photograph of a lake is to a belief about a lake, in that the photograph is perfectly consistent and congruent with the true shape of the lake, while the belief is only a mental approximation of unknown accuracy. Knowing perfectly mirrors the shape of reality, and in each instance of knowing, the one who knows is aware of the fact of knowing. By contrast, believing makes suppositions as to what the shape is, but within the scope of belief, it is never entirely clear to the believer whether the supposition-belief is true.

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