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TOK Presentation - The Placebo Effect
Transcript of TOK Presentation - The Placebo Effect
improved medical condition
after receiving non-medical treatment
To what extent does sense perception and emotion affect our reasoning and knowledge?
Ways of Knowing
Ares of Knowledge
Sense perception, emotion, reason
Natural sciences, ethics
Embodied recognition; experience; recovery
Unethical, patient consent
"bad medicine", transparency
- To what extent are doctors justified in misleading their patients by not telling them about their placebo treatment? Is that moral?
- To what extent is our reasoning justified by our previous sensory experiences and perceptions?
- Do knowers have a duty to examine their own perceptual filters?
- How does the media effect and perhaps distort our perception and reasoning?
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Barton, Adriana. The placebo effect: A new study underscores its remarkable power. 13 Jan.
2014. The Globe and Mail. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/the-placebo-effect-a-new-study-underscores-its-remarkable-power/article16281897/>
Keeley, Amie. The power of the placebo effect. 15 Feb. 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.