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TOK Real Life Situation

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Drake Burdin

on 16 November 2014

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Real Life Situation
Reason plays into the arguments we have in the arguments we are proud to defend, and the arguments we aren't willing to defend. Reasoning is a main factor in arguments. We use reasoning to find logical points of the other person's argument, and undermine the points of others through more logical reasoning of our own. Reasoning is what helps up determing what to do in certain situations, including why Nick Naylor decides to keep doing what he does, he reasons that, even though he can't smoke anymore, convincing people is what he's good at, and becausef this, he decides to stick with his job.
Emotion and Reason
Emotion and Reason together can make or break an argument. When emotion and reasoning are used in unison, then the argument can seem much better than if no emotion or reason are used. However, if emotion and reason are used out of proportion, then either of the two can ruin an argument. If too much emotion is used, then there will be no logical evidence to back up the claims that are made in the argument. Also, if too much reasoning is used, then it isn't necessarily a bad thing, it could be a bad thing to get to emotionally attached to an argument, then emotion clouds the reasoning behind the argument.
How Does the KQ Conclusion Relate to other RLS?
Another real life situation that this applies to can be the civil defenders. In the American Justice System, if a defendant can not afford a lawyer, than one will be appointed to them by the city. In this case, it is so that the defendant gets a fair trial. There have beencases in which people murder others, and someone legally has to defend them. If they don't then it will be declared a mistrial. In these cases, even if the lawyer doesn't want to defend the person, because it goes against their morals, or personal beliefs, they have to defend them, because their job depends on it, and they have the fate of the defendant in their hands.
How does the KQ Conclusion relate to the RLS?
Nick Naylor used emotion and reasoning throughout the movie, especially after he was told that he wasn't allowed to smoke. He started to use emotion more, and appeal to the people through emotion more than reason, but he also used reasoning to calculate his next move after he got kidnapped and all of his secrets of the industry were told through the newspaper. Now that he can't smoke, he has to defend something that he doesn't believe in, and uses emotion and reason constantly to combat his ability to not smoke.
TOK Real Life Situation
Drake Burdin
In the movie,
Thank You For Smoking
, Nick Naylor
is told that he can't smoke one more cigarette, yet he still defends the cigarette industry, and what they do.
Knowledge Question:
How are reason and emotion used when defending something that goes against personal beliefs?
In the movie, Nick Naylor is not allowed to smoke, but still ends up defending the smoking industry
Emotion can also play into arguments, it can make them more believable, so to speak. If someone argues, and is not emotional at all, the people listening to the argument will know that they don't care for the argument they're making. But, if there's passion in the argument, then the one making the argument will be taken seriously. Without emotion, arguments are bland, and boring, but with emotion, an argument can be taken to a whole new level.
Reason and Emotion play key parts in arguments, even in defending something that a person doesn't necessarily believe in. Reason creates the logical arguments and points one has in an actual argument, and emotion adds believability to the argument, as well as adding validity to the argument. Emotion creates a sense of validity, making it seem like you want to defend the argument, even though you don't want to, it adds a facade. Emotion and Reason together can also make and break and argument, too much emotion, then there won't be enough empirical evidence for the argument, and too little emotion makes it a calculating argument. Too much emotion can also cloud the reasoning of the person making the argument.
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