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Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of reason as a way of knowing.

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  • Submitted: 12/03/2009
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International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge

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Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of reason as a way of knowing.

Personally as a knower I believe reason to be the strength of the mind to logically evaluate observations. In daily life we face tons of obstacles which require us to think, understand and logically find solutions; this means that on a daily bases everybody uses reason as a way to overcome these obstacles. However is reason the only method used to overcome these obstacles and is it the most effective way to find solutions?

I used to believe that reason was the most powerful and effective method to obtain sophisticated and efficient solutions to everyday problems. By giving yourself the time to think about the obstacle or challenge you give yourself the opportunity to see all the possible ways of solving the challenge and you can finally choose the most suitable solution. If you were to react on impulse the solution has a higher risk of obtaining undesired results or it may take longer to obtain the correct result. When designing a chemistry lab for example, all factors that could effect the investigated reaction should be taken into consideration and should be listed

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