Knowledge: independently necessary or collectively sufficient?

Clio et cetera

I have a little game for you to play today, and you must do as I tell you. Read each of the following sentences and, at the end of each one, either shrug your shoulders and say “this isn’t really a problem” or throw your arms in the air and say “this is just unacceptable”.

  1. A child finishes school having not studied the Prologue to Romeo and Juliet.
  1. A child finishes school having not studied Romeo and Juliet.
  1. A child finishes school having not studied a tragedy by Shakespeare.
  1. A child finishes school having not studied a play by Shakespeare.
  1. A child finishes school having not studied a play written in the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries.
  1. A child finishes school having not studied a play written before the twentieth century.
  1. A child finishes school having not studied a play.
  1. A child finishes school having studied no literature.

At what point…

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