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  • My First Impressions of TOK

    September 17, 2019 by

    Knowledge. When I walked into the first lesson, I already knew it was a big topic for a fairly small word. But despite being interested in philosophy for years, despite nit-picking at key philosophical points and problems and despite questioning the knowledge we have today, I had never really questioned knowledge itself. What is knowledge?… Read more

  • History At Its Finest

    May 7, 2020 by

    What actually is history? For someone who took history as a GCSE and is currently studying for IB, I was fairly confident that I could answer this question. Perhaps over-confident. My first answer would have been something along the lines of: History is an ongoing study of the past (typical answer), it is a search… Read more

  • What makes the Natural Sciences ‘natural’?

    March 26, 2020 by

    There is a very obvious answer to this question. Nature. Or rather what makes nature up. The Natural Sciences, often referred to as the Hard Sciences, include subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These three are perhaps the most recognisable subjects that have the stamp this is science! all over them. But it is… Read more

  • Mathematical Madness

    February 27, 2020 by

    What is Mathematics? Take a moment to think. Carefully. What immediately comes to mind? If you thought well duh it’s mathematics or even it’s numbers and you add and multiply and stuff it might’ve become obvious that there’s clearly something else going on. The next thing to think about – and maybe you thought of… Read more

  • The Relationship Between Reason and Emotion

    January 13, 2020 by

    Reason and emotion appear to be, at first glance at least, at two opposite ends of a spectrum that deals with how we know things. Reasoning or when you ‘reason’ something out is when you think about a situation, problem, idea etc in a logical manner. Emotion is the opposite. Rather than being logical, emotions… Read more

  • Logical Fallacies

    November 28, 2019 by

    During one of my TOK classes I was asked to find an example of a logical fallacy to explain. I was given some places to start looking too, such as politics and Trump. But despite looking at several speeches and articles I didn’t find any logical fallacies that I could relate to – in that… Read more

  • Language and the Learner

    November 14, 2019 by

    Language is essential to our everyday lives, and arguably it also shapes them. It allows us to communicate with each other, to learn new things, to express opinions and understand the world we live in. And for each person language is simultaneously unique and universal. Traditionally language is the words with which we speak and… Read more

  • Inception – A Realm of Possibilities

    October 16, 2019 by

    “Well, dreams, they feel real while we’re in them right? Its only when we wake up then we realize that something was actually strange.” – Cobb, Inception My last blog post was all about sense perception and how our much our sense can or can not affect the way we understand the world around us.… Read more

  • What is Sense Perception and why is it so important?

    October 14, 2019 by

    To start we need to decide just what sense perception actually is. For most people the average, everyday list of what senses we have are usually reeled off: touch, taste, smell, sound and sight. And even after several lessons of TOK I too reeled off the very same list. Not once, not even once, had… Read more

  • A Song Linking to TOK…

    October 4, 2019 by

    I chose this song, Wake Me Up by Avicii, to link to TOK because it questions the nature of self-knowledge and what it really means to be you. For me this idea of self-knowledge permeates throughout the lyrics, but is particularly present in the chorus. To show how this song may link to TOK I… Read more

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