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TOK Presentation: The Nature of One's Bias
Transcript of TOK Presentation: The Nature of One's Bias
To what extent does our bias influence our acquisition of knowledge?
Intuition is an immediate method of response, you use in any situation as it gives you your initial judgement.
Biases are exerted through language; we make clear distinctions between ideas to justify our views.
Language also influences our biases.
ex // use of particular words that have a negative connotation.
Reasoning is used to justify or eliminate biases.
helps to justify opinions and decide whether bias is necessary for a situation
PARIS ATTACKS INITIATES BIAS?
Our bias becomes the only reasoning we use to justify our agrument.
The Paris attacks have given other Western countries the incentive to create a negative bias towards Islam.
Using our bias to judge a situation has its advantages and disadvantages.
Past events intiate our bias towards something
History initiates our bias about someone or something, the knowledge gained from history influences your bias
Human sciences help us comprehend the relationship between bias and label
Main aspect looked at is psychology
Pre-processed information affects the bias that we create for people
The emotions evoked during a particular situation will create a bias which can be used in a similiar situation.
KNOWLEDGE CLAIM #1
The knower’s ability to gain knowledge can be limited or increased by the emotional aspect
KNOWLEDGE CLAIM #2:
Biases are often formed through emotion and
intuition therefore, they are unreliable.
Biases can be justified in the appropriate situations.
Knowledge Claim #3:
Authority figures play a significant role in creating biases which restricts people from accepting different views
Biases can help us to efficiently obtain new knowledge which can be essential for acting quickly upon a situation.
Authority figures make safer/good decisions for the general population
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!!!
The process of intuition allows you to reflect on your collection of beliefs, memories, and past experiences.
Does your bias partake in the decision to cross the street?
Having a bias limits our perspective on a situation which hinders our ability to obtain knowledge.
Chris Spence, former TDSB education director,he committed an act of dishonesty which led many to think he was unprofessional.
Are one’s achievements and credentials ignored when their intentions are questioned?
REAL LIFE SITUATION
Former TDSB education director, Chris Spence, was accused of plagiarizing.
Are we reliant on our bias to help guide us in a situation?