Theory of Knowledge Post#4 (Emotion)

by Adrian on September 18, 2016


The science are all about using reason to understand the world, there is no place for emotion in science.



Under the category of science, there are currently two different types. The First type of science is natural science, this includes subjects like chemistry, physics and biology. These types of science is purely using reasoning to understand the world. There is possibility no way of emotion to be included into these topics. For example, we all know that gravity is what keeps us from drifting off this planet. No matter who tries to change it due to their emotion, it just possibility can not alter the results or the true facts. The second type of science is social science, this includes economics, history, law and etc. Since there is possible ares for bias to happen, it would mean that emotion can affect this type of science. Bias is an after effect of emotions, because without emotions the author would not choose a side hence it is neutral. However, it is not easy to capture bias in social science, take History for example. If a person who is a primary source for a certain event has negative feelings, the actions, word choice and attitude would be different compared to a neutral person. Thus, emotion has no effect on natural science and social science has a slight possibility of getting effected.


Theory of Knowledge (Un-official Question)

by Adrian on September 11, 2016


What are the limitations of reason or logic as a way of knowing and how do we overcome these?


Reasoning and logic are both very helpful things in our daily lives, however there are certain limitations in both of the things. Looking at the definition of reason, it means a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event. Or the other definition for this word is think understand, and form judgements logically. Understanding is required in forming a reason, hence a good background knowledge is needed. Depending on the reliability of the background information, limitations may appear. Understanding is different from knowing, one of them needs a much better depth of knowledge, while the other one does not.

Logic is also known as common sense, and it can be helpful at certain moments. Logic is defined as reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity. Each person has difference principles, as a result, it may cause people’s logic to be difference from others. There are many principles and some of them are better than others to certain extents. This means sometimes certain logic can be incorrect and cause can cause big harm. Thus, this is where the limitation of logic appears.


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Theory of Knowledge Post#3 (Sense Perception)

August 30, 2016

Questions: Can you think of any situation here your past experience, culture or expectation have affected the way you have perceived the world? Respones: I have been in multiple situations where experience, culture and expectations have affected the way I view the world. A good example of where I experienced it is when I travelled […]

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Theory of Knowledge Post#2 (Personal / Shared)

August 28, 2016

Question: Suggest Which WOKs are relied on in the construction of knowledge in 3 AOKs of your choice. Be prepared to justify your ideas with real life examples. Respones: I believe that all WOKs could be used in construction of knowledge, however in certain subject, each individual ways of knowing could be used more than […]

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