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"There can be no Knowledge without emotion...until we have felt the force of this knowledge it is not ours" (adapted by Arnold Bennett). Discuss this vision of the relationship between knowledge and emotion

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International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge

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"There can be no knowledge without emotion...until we have felt the force of this knowledge, it is not ours" (adapted from Arnold Bennett). Discuss this vision of the Relationship between Knowledge and Emotion

Before launching into discussion, we must understand some key terms.

In general, 'knowledge' means generally accepted ideas, justified beliefs or the know-how for performing a task-like knowing how to play the flute.

An 'emotion' is what one mentally feels, e.g. love, hate, happiness, sadness, excitement, curiosity, doubt, longing, desire...These feelings may have physiological correlates, like tears for sadness, heart racing for fear. Emotions also affect our thoughts and actions; thoughts and actions also affect emotions.

The 'force' of knowledge is the emotional impact from the knowledge: e.g. the excitement after 'knowing' a secret.

Finally and most importantly, to make the knowledge 'ours', or 'owning' it, is when we remember it for a very long time, deeply understand and/ or attach an emotional significance, genuinely care about the knowledge. To 'understand' something is to know its importance and implications, its background knowledge, and/ or have a systematic interpretation and reasoning for it.

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