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

Ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Ethical judgment?s limits the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. What are ethical judgments? Who decides whether it is ethical? Is it the society that outlines the differences? The real question however, arises when one questions if the society itself is moral ? Can the social norms and morality be judged by certain sections of the society? Do these sections of society affect our upbringing and define our moral outlook ? Does the society only outline the boundaries of morality or does it teach the coming generations about the moral judgments that they believe in? Who creates society? Aren?t we the society? What kind of methods are we referring to? Are we talking about an understanding or drilling information into our brains whether it is useful or not? Is production of knowledge the slow and gradual manners and facts that we imbibe through a lifetime, Or is it learning new knowledge, of a sort? But isn?t the knowledge that we imbibe new to us at that time? ?How far is morality setting boundaries in the understanding of new knowledge and information?? For some, new knowledge can be learning something new, personally but does that actually mean it is true? According to Aristotle[1], the ?production of new knowledge? is the ?transmission? of ?already existing knowledge by argument.? Does this mean that in our lives, we will never discover anything new? ...read more.

Middle

That being said every Indian citizen may differ between their perception of the company being morally acceptable or not. Isn?t it morally acceptable to promote a traditional dying art, which was once the trademark of the country for the benefit of the people? Ethically, the promotion is an ideal form of sustainable art and economy. The fact that this company has gone from a local company to one that has expanded into selling their products to over 33 countries[4], for someone to create a moral boundary towards the progression of the Indian economy and a promotion of India as a country it-self as some people would think, in its true sense, quite immoral. The local craftsmen would learn an ample amount of new techniques and knowledge, thus creating vast knowledge rather than limiting it, ethically. The moral outlook towards this would be to let these traditional craftsmen take this knowledge home and let them use it to come out with their own, contemporary ideas. Despite this, the proper questions related to the original art and the craftsmen still stands to an issue. The company, Fabindia may help the economy of the traditional craftsmen and give them enough knowledge on how to promote their jobs. But, is this traditional craft still theirs? The local people may learn a new technique to sustain themselves financially but are they being taught to use new methods of production by creating contemporary fusion of the traditional Indian and western styles? ...read more.

Conclusion

Should we turn to organic resources in order to preserve our own resources for the future? Organic food is something that many people nowadays are turning to. Not only for health, but also because it?s naturally produced and doesn?t harm the environment. Organic foods are often assumed to be extremely expensive. But why are they so expensive? Because according to Fabindia?s Organic section[5], a certification is needed. Why do we buy these organic foods? Do we buy them because we are actually conscious about our health? Or do we buy them because the companies such as Fabindia lure us into buying them by the way they advertise it to us? Are we so gullible that we easily get so persuaded by such advertisements? What does that say about our personality? Fabindia provides organic food that helps maintain a healthy environment lifestyle. Isn?t their first step of distributing organic food being done for the betterment of the future generations to come? By encouraging individuals to consume only natural foods so that we can reserve some luxuries for the future? The Company is sticking to the moral outcome and widening their fields into sustaining economy for the local Indian farmers with small produce. The company heads are not letting anybody set boundaries for their own promotion. They are openly introducing products that would help sustain the environment, whilst also providing ?new? knowledge about the farming agencies and the positive outcomes of using organic products. ...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 summer assignment - Art Questions. Experiencing art, artists reputations and "what is ...

    All of these materials were never used before which shows that the art in the Canadian history changed with the usage of newer materials, which were not available back then. e) The brushstrokes were very much blended in the first room.

  2. In Areas of Knowledge Such As the Arts and the Sciences, Do We Learn ...

    followed existing theory to discover new particles without breaking with previous conventions. As Thomas Kuhn said on his outline and study guide, prepared by Professor Frank Pajares, called `The Structure of Scientific Revolutions`, the normal science "is predicated on the assumption that the scientific community knows what the world is like".

  1. One definition of Knowledge is true belief based on strong evidence. What makes evidence ...

    If this evidence cannot appear as valid, then this limit cannot be established! The scientific method has come to be known as the most plausible and valid approach in defining knowledge. Scientists view carrying out tests as consisting immensely of evidence, suggesting this because most of the scientific method relies on agreement within individuals.

  2. In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and ...

    close supervision must be upheld to control the workers, so therefore managers must break drown the production method into small groups and tasks where it would be manageable, and with training efficiency would be boosted through specialized training set on one task, and the pay increases according to the number of products produced in a period of time.

  1. In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in natural and ...

    Evidence requires you to prove to the other parties that your claim is a justified true belief.

  2. In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and ...

    This appears to be in disagreement with the aforementioned theory that government involvement in the economy can be beneficial. (The Keynes-Hayek Showdown) These two economic philosophies each have merits as well as flaws. However, these strongly supported and clashing views are a central cause of disagreement among economists to this day.

  1. In what ways may disagreement aid the pursuit of knowledge in the natural and ...

    Another, less direct, example of how disagreement can lead to advances in science is technology developed for war purposes. War is disagreement on an international scale, but often technological advances made in an effort to win the conflict have peaceful applications after the war has ended.

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

    It felt very appropriate for the contemporary section because of its modern technique. What puzzled me was the use of materials and their arrangement. The fact that the 137 firebricks were placed along the edge of the wall on the ground was very strange but piqued my interest.

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