TOK

TOK: Imagination and Memory

September 22, 2017

Despite the imperfections of imagination and memory as ways of knowing, the Areas of Knowledge have developed in such as way as to overcome them. Discuss this claim with reference to at least two AOKs. I think that the main AOK that has developed in a way to overcome the imperfections of imagination and memory is the […]

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TOK: Reason

September 14, 2017

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. Sometimes, this can be true but this is not always the case (this depends on the Area of Knowledge). For example, take the general statement related to medicine that “Drugs are harmful […]

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TOK: Language

September 9, 2017

“The vagueness and ambiguity of language always limits the production of knowledge”   Personally, I disagree with the statement above. I do believe that vagueness and ambiguity of language can limit the production of knowledge but this is not always the case. For example, we can look at the AOK (Area of Knowledge) of The Arts. […]

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TOK: Emotion

September 4, 2017

  Emotion plays a key role in our daily lives and it is a part of us that impacts the decisions we make and shapes our judgement of certain situations. Claim:  A good historian strives to be as unemotional as possible, this is the only way to write accurate history Some may agree with this claim […]

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TOK: Sense Perception

September 2, 2017

Our minds don’t allow us to perceive the world as it really is, but instead, as how we are engineered to perceive the world (through our experiences). While there are problems with our perceptual systems, that doesn’t necessarily mean that knowledge that we gain from our senses is completely unreliable. For example, how we see […]

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TOK: Being ‘Right’, Knowing and Explaining

August 15, 2017

Is being ‘right’ a rather objective affair, or is it more complicated than this? Being ‘right’ is definitely not an objective affair but however there are certainly some instances when it is. Being ‘right’ almost always is subjective. Of course, there are certain times when everyone will agree that you were right. For example, there […]

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