Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1956, 29 May
Document title: Causation And Knowledge
Document type: Professional Auditor's Bulletin
Series: PAB 86
Book title: The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard asserts that Scientology has transcended a philosophic quarrel regarding knowingness; defines knowledge and its opposition: the creation of knowledge.
The greatest philosophical clamor or quarrel has been waged around the subject of “knowledge1” and there is nothing preposterous on the subject of knowledge that cannot be found in the philosophical texts. The superiority and ascendancy of Scientology depends upon the fact that it has transcended this philosophical quarrel on the subject of knowingness, and Scientology contains in itself the basics of knowledge.
By knowledge we mean assured belief, that which is known, information, instruction; enlightenment, learning; practical skill. By knowledge we mean data, factors and whatever can be thought about or perceived.
The reason why knowledge has been misunderstood in philosophy is that it is only half the answer. There is no allness to knowledge. By definition, knowledge is that which is perceived or learned or taken from another source. This patently, then, means that when one learns, he is being an effect. We see in Axiom 10 that “the highest purpose in the universe is the creation of an effect.” This is in direct contradiction to knowledge although one of course can know how to create an effect.
Opposed to knowledge we have the neglected half of existence, which is the creation of knowledge, the creation of data, the creation of thought, the causative consideration, self-evolved ideas as opposed to ideas otherwise evolved. The reason Scientology is such a fascinating study is that it takes apart the other fellow’s ideas and permits one to create some of his own.
Hubbard, L. R. (1956, 29 May). Causation And Knowledge (Professional Auditor’s Bulletin 86). The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. III, pp. 408-414). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.