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Theory Of Knowledge Oral Presentation

Population Demographics

Grace Goh

on 6 September 2012

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Grace Goh (6) 5.12 TOK Oral Presentation photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Knowledge Issue: How can the human
sciences play a role in justifying
the effects of exponential population
growth on our planet? TOPIC - Population Demographics Easter Island
Mauritius Real-life situation? - Currently depleting resources
- Need to know WHERE population growth is
bringing us
- Singapore's situation Significance of Topic - HL Geography IB student: classroom learning
- Curiosity
- Stand for sustainable development Personal Involvement Geography & Economics
- Theories: Malthus, Boserup, Club of Rome
- natural resources as a means for economic
growth AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE Language
- usage of terminology: influencing views on the issue
- meanings and interpretation

- inductive reasoning
- fallacies WAYS OF KNOWING Population Growth - GP
Food production - AP
Malthusian Catastrophe: Population crash (limits growth) MALTHUS EASTER ISLAND Food production NOT an AP
- believes in no natural cap on growth
- human ingenuity solves problem BOSERUP Measurement of population growth as GP and food production as AP CONFLICT MAURITIUS Modernised population growth theory: Malthusian
- Predicts population decline past peak point CLUB OF ROME Carrying capacity = ?
Natural Capital = ?
Ecological footprint = LANGUAGE Inductive Reasoning
- generalisations
- confirmation bias REASON Similarities Differences CONCLUSION Bibliography THANK YOU :) Meaning and Interpretation
- Definition theory
- Image theory Post hoc ergo propter hoc - Van de Langemaat, Richard. Theory of Knowledge, Cambridge University Press, 2011 Edition
- Thomas Malthus - Theory of Population, Buzzle. Retrieved from http://www.buzzle.com/articles/thomas-malthus-theory-of-population.html
- Malthus VS Boserup, Thinkgeogwiki. Retrieved from http://thinkgeogwiki.wikispaces.com/Malthus+vs+Boserup
- Turning but not toppling Malthus – Boserupian Theory on Population and Environmental Relationships. Retrieved from http://bora.cmi.no/dspace/bitstream/10202/304/1/WP%201997_16%20Catherine%20Marquette-07112007_1.pdf
- Population and Environment Relationships in Developing Countries, Princeton. Retrieved from http://paa2004.princeton.edu/download.asp?submissionId=40314
- Davis, Andrew and Nagle, Garrett. Environmental Systems and Societies, Pearson Education Ltd, 2010 Edition
- Human sciences can justify the effects of population growth
- Must consider changes that come with time Ability of humans to adapt using technology Based on "closed" communities: not realistic Sustainability Food and production relationship: direction Set limit, or always a way out? Relationship between food and population (Boserup and Malthus) Usage of inductive reasoning
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