Nicholas Man

August 16, 2017

Knowledge Claims/Questions

Filed under: TOK — 053601 @ 3:51 pm

1st order knowledge claims:

  • Literature is the most essential part of any culture
  • Adam Smith is the founding father of modern economics

1st order knowledge questions:

  • Is literature the only important aspect of culture?
  • Is it possible to decide who founded economics?

2nd order knowledge claims:

  • Communication requires language
  • Opinions are as valid as facts
  • All things exist (i.e. existence does not require human invention)

2nd order knowledge questions:

  • In what ways can communication occur without language?
  • To what extent are opinions as valid as facts?
  • Is it possible for something to be real without physically existing?

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