Intuition

  1. What is intuition?

To me, Intuition is kind of like unconscious processing. It’s when we look at a problem or a situation and make an immediate judgement without thinking through our thoughts. I think a good question that supports my thinking was the “Linda” question that we watched in the video. I wouldn’t consider picking the wrong answer as a “gut” feeling, but more as unconscious processing because if we actually took time to think about the question, we would know our answer was wrong.

  1. What is System 1 and System 2 thinking?

System 1 thinking automatic, fast and effortless. It doesn’t require a lot of time to process. However, system 2 thinking is controlled, effortful and takes a lot longer. An example of system 1 thinking could be just looking at people’s faces and making an immediate judgement, while an example of system 2 thinking could be solving a math problem.

  1. How could you incorporate System 2 thinking into TOK?

Sometimes, when we look at real life situations or knowledge questions, we have an immediate response or answer on whether we agree with the question/ already have made a stance with the question. However, thinking about the question, and discussing different viewpoints can help us realise that a different opinion or answer may be something that we agree with more if we took the time to think about it.

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