A little help please. I am confused. What is the difference between le savoir and ensemble de connaissances? Are they interchangeable or do they overlap?


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    Voir ici: icem-pedagogie-freinet.org/node/3593
    – Dimitris
    Oct 7, 2022 at 19:47
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    For daily usage, both can be considered as similar. When nitpicking, "le savoir" is more abstract as it may not require a clear subject or object.
    – Uriel
    Oct 9, 2022 at 15:12

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Le savoir is defined as l'ensemble des connaissances of a topic.
So in most usage it will be of similar meaning though ensemble de connaissance might be a longue formulation which necessitate more adjectives depending on the context, this is basically the same.

Though defintion of le savoir with a definite article can also refer to the sum of knowledge of all philosophers, doctors and other knowledgeable persons. But it will heavilly rely on the context and in most context the 2 terms have the same meaning.

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