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International Baccalaureate: Theory of Knowledge

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  1. In what way does the problem of evil lead to atheism?

    Classical Theism is the traditional understanding of God as worshipped by Christians, Jews and Muslims. Therefore the problem of evil is only a problem for followers of a theistic religion because then it gets some of the followers of theism asking the same questions such as "if there is actual a God out there and if there is why does he let us suffer and why does evil exist?" Word Count 300 In what way does the problem of evil lead to Atheism?

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  2. TOK notes. The problem of knowledge There are three possible solutions to the problem of knowledge:

    Depends on the context. By 4 ways of knowing: � Language - 'Someone told me' � Perception - 'I saw it' � Reason - 'I worked it out' � Emotion - 'It's intuitively obvious' Levels of knowledge By saying "you know" something, you are somehow taking responsibility for its truth. Understanding of the same problem by different people may be surprisingly different (e.g. regular person and Einstein on the Theory of relativity) Knowledge and Information The difference between knowledge and information is that while information are just facts that have been memorized, knowledge needs an element of justification, truth and belief.

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  3. Art assignment TOK

    Do you believe that having possible varied responses to this work is a weakness or a strength? I think that having varied responses to this work in specific is a weakness because it shows that the meaning put into the work wasn't communicated in a good way a human creates art to express emotion or a meaning and if you don't interpret it like they meant it means they didn't do it correctly, it might be a strength for other works of art but for this one it's a weakness.

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  4. The feminism in Jane Eyre

    "The terms masculine and feminine are used symmetrically only as a matter of form, as on legal papers. In actuality the relation of the two sexes is not quite like that of two electrical poles, for man represents both the positive and the neutral, as indicated by the common use of man to designate human beings in general; whereas woman represents only the negative, defined by limiting criteria, without reciprocity." Evidently, masculinity prevails while femininity fails to advance in society with equal rights to ability, opportunity, and the simple right of legitimate creativity outside of a sewing circle.

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  5. What is an abortion?

    We are shocked by the horrors of the German holocaust where six million Jews lost their lives. Yet in our own American holocaust, over six times that number of innocent babies have been killed. Why has this happened in our "enlightened" time? What can we do to stop this evil? Multitudes of people in our society have come to believe that they benefit from abortion. They have been convinced by endless propaganda that the practice of unrestricted abortion is good and that it must be protected at all costs. This extreme view comes from the radical feminists who argue foolishly that women should be free to choose to kill their unborn babies.

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  6. Tok Chap 1-3

    * Paradox of cartography: if a map is to be useful, it must be imperfect. For the map to be perfect, every detail would have to been shown yet useless as a map. Certainty * It has been thought that certainty is what distinguishes knowledge from belief. * Doubts arise when an individual is asked if they are 100% certainty of a certain thing they are sure about. * Language helps in acquiring knowledge where we have been told them or read them. However, even experts are fallible. * The majority of knowledge is based on experience but our senses sometimes deceive us.

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  7. ToK presentation

    (Slide showing diagram of green house effect) < brief description. However it has been argued by some scientists that this idea was accepted before the theory had been fully investigated. However if this theory is correct, it means that there is a good chance we can prevent our predicted future, but only if we reduce 60% of our carbon emissions over the next 10 years, and even then we have no chance of completely avoiding climate change from happening as the world's surface temperate will still rise by 1�C even if we do reduce the amount of carbon levels produced however reducing carbon levels decreases the chance of more temperature increases.

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  8. work based project

    Moreover when the patients undertook the activities they did not do them as a group activity and social interaction was low. Therefore I realised that there was a need for the activities to be examined and find out why the service users did not enjoy taking part in activities. Proposal I approached the Senior RMN on the ward and proposed that I would like to devise an activity that the service users would thoroughly enjoy because it would be chosen by themselves rather than the current way of presenting them with a list of set options of activities and asking

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  9. Tok Art Assignment: My reactions on visiting the Art Gallery

    Often, those after-reactions will bring a source of understanding that ?washes over? the viewer and thus make it more pleasing and interesting to look at the piece. In my instance, if all I had considered was the fear towards the spider, I would have missed the opportunity to see the other ?responses? that the artist was trying to convey to me. Having understood and looked at the piece from different perspectives, I felt happy with myself having discovered and understood them which in turn bolstered my motivation to try and understand the other pieces of art in the gallery. 1.

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  10. Extended Essay. How do social class and gender affect the pursuit of happiness in Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights and Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre?

    Love is the defining factor in the lives of many people. There is nothing that can stop a person from getting what or who they truly love. But sometimes there may be obstacles in your way. When you live, or lived, in a world with equality issues, dominant social classes, and close mindedness, there may be some restrictions placed upon you. In 19th century England, there was a lot of pressure on wealthy men when it came too marriage. There were certain values that the rich were expected to follow. Things like social class, culture, education and class differences prohibited certain actions.

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  11. We want to investigate on whether the development of computer technology brings more positive or negative impacts on Internet privacy

    They are all run by newly developed technology such as face recognizing technology, tracking cookies, anti-virus software, keystroke logging technology etc. These technologies are developed for people?s convenience originally. However, they infringe our privacy sometimes due to improper application. Through these sub-topics, we may be able to investigate on these technologies are applied improperly by different groups of people (For groups with stronger influence: the government, worldwide companies. And for groups with less influence: Parents and friends). We would also organize and synthesis previously conducted research and other scholarly discussion in order to broaden the research field.

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