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TOK

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Transcript of TOK

E L A S T I C H E A R T
How does the way in which our perception is shaped influence our interpretation of nudity?
KNOWLEDGE CLAIMS
1. Social norms determine what is appropriate
Humans are instinctively ashamed of their bodies
Appraisal Theory
AOK
& WOK
(feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler )
2. Humans are instinctively ashamed of their bodies
3. Personal interpretation is controlled by emotion
Social norms determine what is appropriate
Suvetha, Rahavi & Erica
ethics
religious knowledge systems
sense perception
emotion
reason
faith
intuition
memory
human sciences
history
Artist: Sia

Instinct to feel ashamed when revealing our body when there is no sexual desire or interest
Counter: External factors influence our view on nudity rather than instincts
Psychology Experiment:

To discover if people could ever start to feel comfortable being naked in the presence of strangers
Personal interpretation is controlled by emotion
the emotions triggered from our appraisal of a situation shape our interpretation and particular reaction
Counterclaim:
Reason controls personal interpretation
Emotions create our unique personal perspective
KNOWLEDGE Q
Religion/Faith: Adam and Eve
Perceive naked bodies as sexual signals
Perception
How have social norms shaped our perception?
Ethics
What role does ethics play in interpreting
Sia's music video?
Language
Do our thoughts and feelings have to be conveyed a certain way in order to be understood by society?
Is society leading us to become
more close-minded as individuals?

A Contemporary Definition of ‘The Ethical’:

Co-operate or Sink
- “It arises, to lapse into metaphor, when people begin to see that, first their own society, then human beings at large are all in the same boat, and it is a precarious boat that will sink if there no co-operation among those who are on board.”

“Your brain uses information it already has to interpret what you see and feel and hear and touch and smell.

This interpretation can easily distort the ‘reality’"
Pushing the limitations imposed by social norms allow us to reconsider our approach to the way we interpret the world around us
Connection to Another Real Life Situation
Tarzan
language
Who has the right to tell us what we should and shouldn't wear in public?


What exactly is "too revealing"?


Why is it offensive to reveal your naked body?


Why are human bodies censored in the media?


Why are there laws against nudity?

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