• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Discussing the Relationship Between Knowledge and Emotion

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Theory of Knowledge Essay Discussing the Relationship Between Knowledge and Emotion Emotion plays a big role in gaining knowledge even though when we do not realize it. Therefore, I agree with the quote, "There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours." by Arnold Bennett, an English novelist. First of all, with the part, "There can be no knowledge without emotion1", it can be proved by our experience. For example, we know about plate tectonics but until you feel it, you can't have knowledge. Earthquakes prove that the plate tectonics are moving towards each other, away from each other or slide past each other. Since I live in Japan, earthquakes can be felt often and I have the knowledge of what it is like to be in an area with lots of earthquakes. Also, for example, we can prove that we have knowledge from genes. Sometimes, I feel that I have the same characteristic as my mother when I am talking to my pets. ...read more.

Middle

For example, I know the truth that floods occur and the consequences as well as the effects of it but since I have not experienced it before, I do not have the knowledge of what it is like to be in an area, which flooded. Furthermore, by learning biology, I know that there are diseases such as thrombosis, a blood clotting disease but since I have not experienced it I do not what it feels like to have thrombosis. As a result, I do not yet have the knowledge. Knowledge can be gained by other ways of knowing such as reason, sense perception and language. Though I agree with this, I think these all involve the ways of knowing of emotion. When we have a reason to gain knowledge, we gain the knowledge by realizing it and experiencing it. When we gain knowledge by sense perception it is done by experiencing something and realizing what is going on in our surroundings. ...read more.

Conclusion

We try to reduce it because we have the knowledge of what is going to happen if we do not. If we do not take our hand back, we know we are going to burn our hand and feel the pain. When I wake up, I have the reflex of stopping the alarm clock because I have the knowledge that I have to wake up to go to school. This reflex was done because I had the emotion that I did not want to go to school since I had to wake up at six o'clock in the morning. Therefore as a conclusion, I agree to an extent with the quote by an English novelist, Arnold Bennett of "There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours." Emotion is connected to the other ways of knowing and everything we do in our lives. Experiencing things give knowledge to us which gives us emotion whether we do things consciously or unconsciously. Brainy Quote, http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/arnold_bennett.html [Accessed 15 January 2009] health-cares.net, http://neurology.health-cares.net/sleepwalking.php [Accessed 19 January 2009] 1 http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/arnold_bennett.html 2 http://neurology.health-cares.net/sleepwalking.php ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essays

  1. TOK: Emotion as a Filter to Knowledge

    Intuition: The word 'intuition' is associated with the instant moment of realization where one suddenly sees the solution to a problem without going through any conscious process of reasoning. Also it is used with the 'sixth sense' hunches about things.

  2. There can be no knowledge without emotion until we have felt the force ...

    We know all four angles of a square are ninety degrees, which becomes knowledge, and it does not involve or require our emotions at all to know it. But it can be said that in certain cases, such as the justification of something in order for it to be called

  1. "There can be no Knowledge without emotion...until we have felt the force of this ...

    On the other hand, there are supporting claims in history for Bennett's statement as well: Once we have felt the emotional impact of knowledge, we can learn from mistakes. After countless people have been struck down by cholera, the intense grief made us understand the importance of clean drinking water.

  2. Tok essay 2009

    Ellos son prisioneros que no tiene el don de razonar u observar. Son prisioneros, sujetos sin ning�n saber, no pueden juzgar la mayor�a de las cosas y como resultado se quedan en la caverna por siempre. Como explica Plat�n, s�lo algunos salen de la caverna debido a que pueden razonar y pensar.

  1. To what extent does Emotion colour our perception

    The opposite applies to when I am in a good mood as I am more optimistic. But does the factor which triggered this mood play a role to how it affects our perception? Moods can be caused by both internal causes, which include emotions we feel inside and usually do

  2. Whats going on in Gaza?

    * Israel never fulfilled its obligation to ease the siege of Gaza, which had created, according to numerous relief organizations, "catastrophic" humanitarian conditions. * Christian Aid stated that Israel was using food and medicine as weapons against Gaza's 1.5 million men, women, and children.

  1. Reason and Emotion

    Limitations of knowledge also pose as a threat to rightfully justifying moral decisions because our understanding is insufficient. The human mind has not yet reached nor is it even close to reaching a level of infinite knowledge where reason is capable of defining all things, so when a moral decision

  2. There can be no knowledge without emotion.... Discuss the relationship between knowledge and emotion. ...

    There the memory is separated from its original context, in source amnesia: this is when you remember something, but don't remember when or where you read, saw, or heard it. That, coupled with the fact that people also tend to remember news that already fits with their worldview, is where

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work