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International Baccalaureate: Theory of Knowledge

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  1. Does science have limitations?

    There are many articles (esp. Pinker's work) which seek to answer the question of "what makes reality, real?" Studies are pointing to the notion that reality is a subjective, NOT objective, phenomena. What this means is that your reality is shaped by what you believe, what you've experienced, and what you know to be true. If you believe yourself to be dumb and lazy, chances are you will create that reality in your life and manifest the circumstances which perpetuate what you believe about yourself. If you believe you are destined to live a life free of limitations and boundaries set against you, then you will see the opportunities open up to you and make that your reality.

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  2. This essay will attempt to determine whether a point or argument made to an audience repeatedly, can therefore be believed to be truer.

    and media tie-ins. This relentless reappearance of the slogan, as well as the prominent display of McDonald?s infamous trademark (The Golden Arches), in publications, commercials, and billboards, is one of the finest brainwashing exercises of a sophisticated marketing machine. It creates an implied truth to the unsuspecting customer, an illusion of customer satisfaction. While we have established above that McDonald?s are masters of persuasion of their brand to the urban customer on the move and targeted children with their families, we are yet left wondering where the goodness of the food is.

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  3. What do we really see?

    As for reasoning it is defined as trying to understand and to make judgments on practical facts , but then again do we all have the same understanding and judgment on things we perceive?. These two ways of knowing are applied in our everyday life and two important areas of knowledge science and art. A big part of discovering Science is by experimenting on different things in which observation and conclusions which are depended on our perception and reasoning determines the scientific discovery within that experiment.

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  4. Two thirds of what we see is behind our eyes Chinese proverb

    The thing is that we have to study the onion. We perceive the world based on already acquired knowledge, experience, seeing what we expect to see rather than what it actually is. We don't actually see, we just believe that we see. For example I'm staying in front of the class and the students believe there is only one Liza they see, but actually that is wrong. If there are 19 students, not including me, and one teacher in the classroom, hence at least twenty one Liza exists. Everyone has his own image of me in his mind, which is real and exists.

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