Precepts to use in everyday life

1. Think for yourself, 2. Be yourself, 3. Speak up, 4. Feel free to agree and disagree, 5. Be honest with yourself and others, 6. Be open-minded, 7. Avoid being judgmental and 8. Question everything - even your own thinking.

TOK Essay Titles May 2019

Friday, September 6, 2013

ToK Prescribed Essay Titles (May 2014)

The TOK Essay topics for May 2014 appear to have been published (earlier than anticipated) and are available here courtesy of Mr Hoye's TOK Website:

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

2.      “When the only tool you have is a hammer, all problems begin to resemble nails” (Abraham Maslow).  How might this apply to ways of knowing, as tools, in the pursuit of knowledge?

3.      “Knowledge is nothing more the systematic organization of facts.” Discuss this statement in relation to two areas of knowledge.

4.      “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” Consider some of the knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge.

5.      “The historian’s task is to understand the past; the human scientist, by contrast, is looking to change the future.”  To what extent is this true in these two areas of knowledge.

6.      “A skeptic is one who is willing to question any knowledge claim, asking for clarity in definition, consistency in logic and adequacy of evidence” (adapted from Paul Kurtz, 1994).  Evaluate this c]approach in two areas of knowledge.
Good luck with your essay writing!

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