Galaxy-like and gradual correspondence theory

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Hamid Rajaei's epistemological theory (In brief) tries to explain the position of concepts which gathered in human knowledge capacity via sense, wisdom, experience, justified documents & texts, etc in human knowledge basket. To understand his theory, it`s necessary to present some introductions:[1]

The Galaxy-like & Partial match, Epistemological theory

1.Reality is the state of things as they actually exist. Rajaei believes, that the reality is expressed at least in two ways . The first is the reality itself, which is considered as an absolute state and full simplicity. Accordingly, reality concept isn`t complex and neither can it be divided into pieces nor is it transformed to further simplicity.For example the total concept of water with no details. The second can be expressed as the first type but, whereas the intended reality is a significant cognition after experiences and interacts with its concepts, it can potentiality be explained as complex and “prolix” (the expression which is used) for example water can have different concepts which are explained in different sciences, but we don`t notice them all. There is also another term for reality, when for example we close our eyes and, regardless of specific case we understand and confirm that reality exists without any regard to complexity and simplicity, just absolute reality. This concept refers to the reality which is incomprehensible and its dimensions are unknown and it calls human perceptual apparatus to modesty, as we generally prefer not to think about it or enclose just leave it.

2.Knowledge, as it is well-known, is a phenomenon which is made of Justified true belief and appears on two levels:

  • When I think.
  • When we think.

The first refers to propositions which are more private and they are personal conceptions with proven reasons in the same personal area. When I prove a thing via my perceptual apparatus (sense, wisdom, experience, heart, etc.) an unshared belief will exist which is informal. The second is propositions which are shared and more similar to academic discourses. In Rajaei`s opinion, the most important issue in epistemology is to recognize neither true propositions nor false propositions, this is an important issue but not the most. The most important issue is to recognize a reasonable and honest belief, how much of reality this proposition can report with its subject and predicate concepts. In other words, how much our conceptions correspond to this reality. The proposition which is formed in my mind or our mind. The main concern is the level of correspondence. In his opinion, there are two major issues in epistemology:

1. Whether proposition is true or false

2. How much true proposition expresses and depicts reality

A bit of knowledge exists when I or we (shared as WE) can prove it (for ourselves or other) but he considers reality as a colossal globe, and considers justified true propositions as plates which stick to the globe (if proposition is false, it will be like a plate which never stick to the globe) so the quantity of the adhesive surface to globe is the exact thing which he considers as Partial match.
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As Rajae's Theory
He believes the most important problem in human knowledge is that we are not God! [2][3] And the serious problem of human knowledge is any kind of restriction and insufficiency in our perceptual apparatus.

3.The kinds of Concept:There is a common division in perception: imaginary perception and acknowledged perception. Rajaei’s theory is based on images not acknowledge.(will be explained) He says: There are two kinds of concepts: simple concept and complex and galaxy-like concept. The simples are the concepts which we use in our daily conversations, for example when we ask somebody: “fetch me some water, please!” (When we want to drink it). But the complex or prolix concepts (An expression which Hamid Rajaei uses in his essays) [4]) are full of components which try to explain scientific or applicable issues of a subject. We use (express or recall) prolix concepts when for example we want to recall lots of knowledge about water (base on current need).[5] The details ,which are significantly abundant, are branched or chained and form some parts of our knowledge system. For example the concept of “water” is different in each course such as chemistry, physiology, philosophy, cosmology, theosophy, uranography, etymology, climatology, ontology, etc. that make our total hydrology! A prolix concept tries to replay too many questions, because it is its Raison D’être. Therefore the prolix concepts are technical & they are studied in some branches of knowledge.


  1. Epistemology#The Galaxy-like .26 Gradation of Correspendence.2C theory
  4. Creativity