Individual interpretations

Without our five senses, it would not only be difficult to survive, but the connection between humans and the Earth would disappear. Gaugin’s Armchair for example, was a painting by artist Vincent Van Gogh. The chair itself, which Van Gogh observed, was worth about twenty […]

The power of magic

n Friday 13/11 we, the DP Grade, enjoyed an experience which I now, with hindsight, regard as being definitely off the beaten track. Spending a Theory-of-Knowledge session on a ‘mystery trip’, walking the few metres before the final destination blindfolded, ending up in a magician’s […]

Mental mind

Too strong of an emotion at a given state of mind nonetheless can also make one justify moral decisions based on rationalisations and emotional prejudice. If a person has an emotional prejudice against African Americans, she/he will only consider the culprits and overlook the Samaritans. […]

History Essay

In the areas of knowledge, History provides us with the foundation of everything in the future. History is not only about glorious discoveries or magnificent revolution, but we also get a chance to study what mistakes people had made to reflect from those. Because we […]

Art to act multifunctional

Nature of Arts: Does art have to have meaning? Conversely, if something is meaningless, can it be art? Art has to have meaning. There is no point of art, if it is meaningless, because then it seems like fraud; capturing someone else’s feelings inside of […]

Environmental Ethics

The issue of environmental ethics revolves around the question of ‘exactly who and what has rights’. Basically, there are three approaches to this question: Shallow ecology claims that only human have rights, that provision of care for the environment depends on what serves human interests. […]

The Arts & story

The level of believability of a piece of literature is an equally important aspect incorporated in truth telling. If there was an aspect, that was completely and utterly not plausible that cropped up into a book, one would not believe it. For example, let’s take […]

The natural sciences

Alternatively, the necessity of order in natural science is ultimately dependent on how a scientist or a group of scientists use reasoning to illuminate the problems of knowledge. If, for example, a conception of a scientific aspect is widely recognized by the scientific community, it […]

Theory of Knowledge People

“People need to believe that order can be glimpsed in the chaos of events” (adapted from John Gray, Heresies, 2004). In what ways and to what extent would you say this claim is relevant in at least two areas of knowledge? Order, from my perspective, […]

The Human Sciences

A second obstacle to bias-free conclusions is the prison of consistency, which is closely interwoven with the confirmation bias. Like described in the previous paragraph, the confirmation bias is when human scientists only taking into account evidence that supports their beliefs. Similarly, the prison of […]