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

That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence Discuss.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Nilsu Derici TOK Essay- 1st Draft ?That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence? As the famous German philosopher Nietzsche supporting eternal recurrence theorem states ?senses.? In a dimension where facts can be easily distorted yet still very persistent to be understood correctly, human beings tend to rely on their perspectives and senses when grasping a situation. Each person?s belief actually relies on his or her opinion on what is moral/correct. The society tends to rely on their ways of perception of the situation by relating to their emotions. They are too obligated with their thoughts of believing that ?the provided theory? is correct by relying on their senses that they tend to forget about depth. This is caused by the idea of evidence, which is defined as a sense that includes everything that is used to determine or demonstrate the truth of an assertion. This determination is achieved through logic substantially, focusing on science-based areas, since they can be tested. By repeating experiments, accuracy is achieved. ...read more.

Middle

When the ways of learning such as reason and senses are objectively conducted, the conclusion may show that religion only stays a theory, which is supported by belief. Psychology studies why humans act in a certain manner. It is based on assumptions about how the human brain processes emotions thoughts and provides objectives. Even though psychology is an effective social science, it is not evidential since most of it stays on theories. It is possible to make predictions about human behavior (psychology), but it is nearly impossible what each individual would do. The experiments made in that field are not accurate Lab experiments, where variables are measures. It is just observation and opinion. The more scientific studies deal with matter that is remaining able, however since psychology is related with brains processing and emotions it can easily change. The conclusion may be drawn about how psychology is inexact because prediction of behavior is unreachable. ...read more.

Conclusion

Since there are no correct answers in politics, certainty is difficult being reached. Many of the systems presented remains as in theory. And it is almost impossible to prove what is the right system. By opposing new perspectives and regimes the evidential subject on politics can be changed. Religion is also an influential and important knowledge heavily affecting the society, which may lack physical evidence. There were situations where religion gave strength to the ones facing poverty and socioeconomic difficulty, and times where it was used as an excuse to consecutive wars. Religion is one of the most debated topics. It settles ethics and the rights. As a very substantial topic in our day, the biggest issue it faces is the evidence and the sensing of the ideology. Since human beings demand to understand and comprehend the idea of religion and God, the issue arises. The idea of religion may only remain as spirit or belief since the ways of knowledge logic and perception does not merely stand in it. It does not remain as a scientific and comprehendible fact, making it questionable. ...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. Imagine a world without colours

    Finally the sun was back, but everything was changed. The colors were washed away with the rain leaving the world black, white and dull shades of grey. The light of the sun became brighter but the king could not feel the heat.

  2. One definition of knowledge is true belief based on strong evidence. What makes evidence ...

    All mathematicians would agree on mathematical knowledge and mathematics is quickly finding its way into other Areas of Knowledge due to its reliability. In natural sciences however, things are different. The laws in natural sciences are not as certain as mathematics, where proof is concrete, rationalized, unchangeable and are based are on axioms-obvious and definite truths.

  1. That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. (Christopher Hitchens). ...

    Therefore, this explains why religious scholars often based their reasoning that God exists through the existence of the holy book - the tangible evidence. One could still argue that, relating the creation of the holy book with the existence of God is merely a fallacy portrayed through circular reasoning, i.e.

  2. That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. (Christopher Hitchens). ...

    Therefore the knew system became knowledge. What this shows is that for true statements that are not knowledge, evidences are found over time and people slowly start to accept it making it knowledge. A book called ?1984? further helped me realize how dependent knowledge is on belief.

  1. The Need for Evidence to Support Claims

    Veirs? music so what was formally true had become untrue in a moment?s notice. Despite this argument, there can be certain cases where evidence is required to in order to disprove a fact. For instance, the idea behind Allegory of the Cave is that those imprisoned below are unwilling to

  2. That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.(Christopher Hitchens) Do ...

    [1]Eight suspected anarchists were put on trial for the bombing and all received guilty verdicts in what would become one of the most infamous trials in American history. For years, it was held that all of the defendants had been convicted without evidence.[2] Among supporters of the labor movement in

  1. That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. (Christopher Hitchens). ...

    She says that she may not have an evidence for her omniscient and omnipresent God but her unwavering faith suffuses her life with meaning and that is enough. It can thus be assumed that at least in the area of religion Christopher Hitchens? stance on assertions and evidence does not convince knowers who operate on emotions.

  2. That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

    This is one of the reasons why today humans seek for answers on how and why things happen. In other words, the human being requires facts regarding that he cannot verify. Let?s take the idea of the existence of God as an omnipotent, omnipresent and benevolent being because that?s what we were told as kids.

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