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Sense Perception

TOK discussion prezi RE: Sense Perception

Eric Moore

on 23 October 2013

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Transcript of Sense Perception

Now... how does your perception of perception change when we see the "big picture"?
“What can give us truer knowledge than our senses? With what else can we better distinguish the true from the false?”
~ Lucretius,
Roman Poet +
Objectives: (cause I don't want this coming out of the clear blue sky!)

Begin to develop an understanding of why critically examining knowledge claims is important
Understand the strengths and limitations of sense perception as a way of knowing
Recognize the role of biology and psychology in sense perception
Become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge including personal and ideological biases

To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
To achieve understanding of; apprehend.
Because perception is the active, selective, and interpretative process of recording or becoming conscious of the external world through sense experience, the experiences should be examined and critically evaluated.
In what ways does the biological constitution of a living organism determine, influence, or limit its perception?
How do personal values affect what we can know via perception? Are sense perception and general perception related? If so, how?
How does technology extend and modify the capabilities of the senses?
Knowledge Questions:
Where are the black dots?
Are the lines crooked? Parallel?
Which middle dot is bigger?
Is there a chasm?
Were any of these images as they appeared to be?
What do optical illusions reveal about our sense perception? Do we percieve what is "in reality" or what our mind "thinks" is?
Where does this suggest perception occurs?
What might be some of the implications of this fact?
Do your personal interests act as filters for your perceptions? How would sunset be seen through the eyes of the following people:

A religious leader
A physicist
An artist
A farmer
Read: N-Rays
Discuss with your group:
What does this article reveal about issues related to sense perception?
Explain - in context - we "see what we wish to see"
What does this have to do with perception occuring in the mind?
Perception and
Do we ever? Oh Plato...
Is sense perception an accurate
way of knowing? (Correspondent)
Useful? (Pragmatic)
How does Technology affect our perception?
How does technology affect what we do and what can percieve?
On the other hand...
I don't like the second video, but
the point is... how did it change your perception of the first? Are we so fickle in "knowing" via perception?
I don't know, Lucretius, is that all that there is? Is it possible that our senses decieve us?
How would we know?
~ Tok Student...
who has survived
Or is it?
Mr. Moore has too much fun with Prezi!
created by Eric Moore for
ED 621 and Theory of Knowledge
The inscription reads "This is not a pipe." What does this mean?
Some would say, our vision can even be biased by social influence, like gender expectation.
How many times do you see girls passing the ball in this video? (ignore shirt color) I predict the girls in the class will have a different number than the boys.
(Please, no talking until we have
a chance to discuss it!)
Define perception in your own words.
How is perception a way of knowing?
How is perception different than perspective?
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