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Despite the imperfections of imagination and memory as ways of knowing, the Areas of Knowledge have developed in such a way as to overcome them. Discuss this claim with reference to at least two AOKs. I agree with the claim…

“The vagueness and ambiguity of language always limits the production of knowledge”. In class we discussed about the role of language in our lives and how various types of language have their own impact on our interpretation of knowledge. Clearly, this…

Pure logic is only concerned with the structure of arguments. The validity of an argument is independent of the truth or falsity of its premises.  The ability to reason is directly related to the idea that arguments must be supported by…

“A good historian strives to be as unemotional as possible, this is the only way to write accurate history”. This was a statement made about our emotions and how they obstruct our ability to reliably recall history. There are many…

“Even though there are problems with our perceptual systems, this doesn’t mean that knowledge gained from our senses is completely unreliable”. This class was an interesting experience in that the limitations of our senses were revealed to us. It is…

Personally, I found the IB retreat to be a nice getaway from school that allowed us to form connections and enjoy ourselves while simultaneously learning about the concept of ‘Gestalt’. To better understand what Gestalt represents, we had come to watch…

In the area of Mathematics, reasoning plays a big role in the ability to make inferences and draw conclusions based on solid evidence. Since maths is very open ended, many mathematicians theorise and create proofs on concepts that we then…

Following the class discussion, we were left to interpret the statement “if you cannot explain something, you do not know it.” While there are some topics that have definitive answers to every question, it can also be said that some…

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