TOK Essay May 2021 – A

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본 문서는 May 2021년 세션에서 제출된 TOK Essay이며, A를 받았습니다.
선정한 prompt는 “We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases” 입니다.

 

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“We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases”

 

In high school, I was asked to respond to the question “how does one learn”. I answered that people gained knowledge through repetition. I believe that this holds true to a certain extent, as observations of repeated phenomena allow the deduction of generalized statements, and therefore help the learning process. Observing repetition starts from every small thing, from becoming thirsty after not drinking water to an apple falling to the ground. This leads to a stronger generalization supported with evidence, increasing confidence. On the other hand, doubt increases when there is not enough repetition or methodology in acquiring knowledge. Relating to the claim “We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases”, knowledge that is supported with strong methodology and evidence causes one to become more confident but also more susceptible to the realization that there is always more knowledge to be refined, and that weak methodologies causes doubt to form, which will be explored referencing 2 AOK’s: natural sciences and human sciences.

In natural sciences, one develops and refines knowledge mainly through sense perception. What is observed through sense perception is interpreted through deductive reasoning, which helps form generalized statements regarding the knowledge. This process begins with forming a hypothesis, experimenting, observing, collecting data, and making conclusions based on the information that has been collected. This means that knowledge in the natural sciences are acquired through logic, intuition, and reasoning. More specifically, for an argument to be strongly supported, it needs to be repeated showing the same results. If the new knowledge contradicts the previous knowledge with less evidence and low probability of it being factually correct, then the knower’s doubt increases…

 

  • 총 페이지수: 7 pages
  • 과목명: Theory of Knowledge
  • 주제: We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases
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