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"A belief is what we accept as truth" (J W Apps). Is this a claim that you could defend?

To what extent do the names and labels we use in the pursuit of knowledge affect the conclusions we reach?

"Art upsets, science reassures" (Braque). Analyse and evaluate this claim.

How can we know, if at all, that our behaviour is ethical?

How are distinctions made between factual reporting, interpretation and distortion?

"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." Could this be said of all areas of knowledge?

"Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure" (Anon). What does this suggest about the way different types of knowledge are justified?

In what ways has technology expanded or limited the acquisition of knowledge?

Must all "good explanations" allow for precise predictions?

In what ways might "emotional intelligence" help or hinder the pursuit of knowledge?

Has anyone done any of these and if so can they help with with some info or sample essays?? please!!
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It actually requires you to THINK for yourself....just like we did when we worked our arses off last year...

Discuss with your friends...choose your areas of knowledge...and you'll get there...

But it's hard..I did the 'ethical behaviour' one and I went through hell with it..

Good luck...
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i did the ethics one.if you choose some relevant issues and try to break
them down into ethical dilemnas, then show how one could know whether or
not one was being ethical in that context, and then in a general sense,
you should be okay. Just make sure you follow the criteria from the
start!! I failed to do this and my teacher made me rewrite mine from
scratch since it was too philosophy-like and not TOK-like. Try to
include some relevant issues that are intrinsic to your country - they
like that apparently.

i actually also did the explanations one and the billion stars one and
the technology one. I wrote essays for these and then got stuck and
restarted on different topics...(common trend..had 11 extended essay
topics) ., I found that these topics looked easy to begin with but
then were quite difficult to get to that stage where you can feel that
you are truly sure that what you are writing is both relevant and A
material. I would suggest that you do the ethics one - read up on the
theory in philosophy text books and get it done soon so you can
redraft it.

Also, lots of ppl in my school did the art and science one, the factual
reporting one (using history as an area of knowledge) and the names and
labels one. Hence, these are probably good ones to try.

And make sure that you cover at LEAST two areas of knowledge in depth -
eg medical science and mathematics, or else you fail some criteria.

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[q1]> "A belief is what we accept as truth" (J W Apps). Is this a claim that[/q1]
[q1]> you could defend?[/q1]
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[q1]> To what extent do the names and labels we use in the pursuit of[/q1]
[q1]> knowledge affect the conclusions we reach?[/q1]
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[q1]> "Art upsets, science reassures" (Braque). Analyse and evaluate[/q1]
[q1]> this claim.[/q1]
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[q1]> How can we know, if at all, that our behaviour is ethical?[/q1]
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[q1]> How are distinctions made between factual reporting, interpretation[/q1]
[q1]> and distortion?[/q1]
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[q1]> "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday[/q1]
[q1]> thinking." Could this be said of all areas of knowledge?[/q1]
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[q1]> "Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll[/q1]
[q1]> believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to[/q1]
[q1]> touch to be sure" (Anon). What does this suggest about the way[/q1]
[q1]> different types of knowledge are justified?[/q1]
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[q1]> In what ways has technology expanded or limited the acquisition of[/q1]
[q1]> knowledge?[/q1]
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[q1]> Must all "good explanations" allow for precise predictions?[/q1]
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[q1]> In what ways might "emotional intelligence" help or hinder the pursuit[/q1]
[q1]> of knowledge?[/q1]
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[q1]> Has anyone done any of these and if so can they help with with some[/q1]
[q1]> info or sample essays?? please!![/q1]
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i did the ethics essay and it was piss easy.
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jan-
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well...i'm glad you thought it was piss easy mr/miss self-confessed genius/pretentious *******....good luck
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zonin2000
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Originally posted by jan
well...i'm glad you thought it was piss easy mr/miss self-confessed genius/pretentious *******....good luck
um, i think that we have differing views on what would represent a good score. you probably spent a long time on it and are likely to get an A, whereas I wrote it in one night and my teacher predicts a B (31/40) which I would be quite happy with.
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jean
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*sigh* who doesn't hate tok?
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TOK sucks big time, i think tok is a waste of time for the amount of points that we get for it in the long run, 1 point seriously isnt enough for the difficulty.

seb
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tok rUles
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i dont know what you guys are talking about. I am a big fan of tok.
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