A – TOK Essay – May 2022

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본 문서는 May 2022 세션에서 moderated 된 점수로 A (9/10) 를 받은 TOK Essay 입니다. Prescribed title #1: Can there be knowledge that is independent of culture? Discuss with reference to mathematics and one other area of knowledge. 에 대한 AOK 나 examples 모두 다 심혈을 기울여서 몇 달 동안 고민하고 제출했습니다.

 

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Can there be knowledge that is independent of culture? Discuss with reference to Mathematics and one other area of knowledge.

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When discussing knowledge, especially those belonging to areas of knowledge that are based upon empirical knowledge such as that of natural sciences and mathematics, culture is often an aspect that one does not take into account. Despite this, there are aspects of knowledge that are highly impacted by culture irrespective of its origins. Culture is a way of life that is distinct to a particular group of individuals. It takes shape in the traditions and customs that have been passed down from generation to generation. On the other hand, knowledge is a subset of information fundamental to our understanding of the world. While culture is often associated with how traditions of the past influences how people act in the present, aspects vital to human society such as political ideologies or religion have created impacts on one’s way of life or culture. In order for knowledge to be independent of culture, it must not be connected to or is derived from cultural influences. With that the title asks whether or not knowledge that is not derived from or is not connected to the creator’s culture exists, or whether culture is so ingrained within the production of knowledge that it is indistinguishable from knowledge. I believe that knowledge cannot be fully independent of culture, as it will be reflected in the knowledge produced which is ingrained in one’s way of thinking. However, if the nature of knowledge is constant such as that of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the influence of culture will be limited.

It can be argued that knowledge in Mathematics is not influenced by culture, as it only acts as a representation of variables that have existed in our universe even before the inception of humanity. It is a model in which variables that affect the real world are represented as numerical information and are then computed using mathematical equations…

 

  • 총 페이지수: 6 pages
  • 과목명: Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
  • 주제: Can there be knowledge that is independent of culture? Discuss with reference to mathematics and one other area of knowledge.
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