TOK Essay – A

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2020 May IB TOK Essay에서 A 점수를 받은 Paper을 판매합니다.

‘“Present knowledge is wholly dependent on past knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge’에 관해 작성된 문서입니다.



6. “Present knowledge is wholly dependent on past knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

Knowledge can be divided into two parts: present and past knowledge. Past knowledge refers to learning that has been taught through previous experience; present knowledge is the immediate understanding that one receives at the moment. When knowledge is created, it is dependent upon many different factors. But I believe that the formation of present knowledge is related to one’s past knowledge, what one has experienced before receiving the present knowledge. The prescribed title brings up a question of to what extent the past shapes knowledge by using the term “wholly dependent”, which means that one is entirely determined by another with no exception. Present knowledge is partially dependent on past knowledge with both conflicting cases where the past is entirely dependent and independent on forming new knowledge, which is explored in two areas of knowledge, arts and natural sciences, specifically visual art and physics.

To begin with, knowledge can be perceived differently by each individual depending on one’s past knowledge. For example, in the arts, by receiving background information about a certain artwork beforehand, the interpretation can alter. This demonstrates how knowledge can be based on an individual’s perspectives. The psychologist George E. Newman, for example, conducted an experiment on how people use “quasi-magical thinking” to intuitively determine the value of certain objects by giving them a scenario about an unknown plastic article (Heyman). For half of the students, it was mentioned as a tool, while for the other it was referred to as a sculpture…


  • 총 페이지수: 7 pages
  • 과목명: TOK (Theory of Knowledge)
  • 주제: Present knowledge is wholly dependent on past knowledge
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