Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

TOK Essay

Recommended Posts

Hi, I am doing the question "We see and understand things not as they are but as we are." Discuss this claim in relation to at least two ways of knowing. I have decided to go along the lines of sense perception and emotion. I am having a lot of trouble finding a good anchoring example for emotion affecting our understanding...any ideas? I am thinking of something psych related but I cannot think of a good study

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, emotions blind us and hence the choices that we make every day are usually resulted by what our emotions have 'told' us. You could get into ethics and how it effects us. For example, moral judgements (societal norms vs. emotions). I think that would be a good point to make in your TOK essay.

You could also link emotion to science and how some could "make up" statistics because one point on a graph was off, so they felt that it was wrong and thought i t would be better to omit it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.