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TOK 2.12 WOK Intuition

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James Conner

on 1 December 2017

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Transcript of TOK 2.12 WOK Intuition

Aims and Objectives
It is expected that by the end of the TOK course, students will be able to:

1. identify and analyse the various kinds of justifications used to support knowledge claims

2. formulate, evaluate and attempt to answer knowledge questions

3. examine how academic disciplines/areas of knowledge generate and shape knowledge

4. understand the roles played by ways of knowing in the construction of shared and personal knowledge

5. explore links between knowledge claims, knowledge questions, ways of knowing and areas of knowledge

6. demonstrate an awareness and understanding of different perspectives and be able to relate these to one’s own perspective

7. explore a real-life/contemporary situation from a TOK perspective in the presentation.

The aims of the TOK course, are to:

1. make connections between a critical approach to the construction of knowledge, the academic disciplines and the wider world

2. develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined

3. develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives and an awareness of personal and ideological assumptions

4. critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible and purposeful lives

5. understand that knowledge brings responsibility which leads to commitment and action.



Objective: develop an awareness of how individuals and communities construct knowledge and how this is critically examined
Two Thinking Systems
System 2
System 1
often without conscience awareness
continuously constructing a coherent interpretation of reality.
Good at balancing probabilities and possibilities, lacks decisiveness
deliberate (reflective)
Intuition and Ethics
Do we have an intuitive sense of right or wrong?
"My point is that good is a simple notion, just as yellow is a simple notion; that, just as you cannot, by any manner of means, explain to anyone who does not already know it, what yellow is, so you cannot explain what good is."

"If I am asked, What is good? my answer is that good is good, and that is the end of the matter. Or if I am asked How is good to be defined? my answer is that it cannot be defined, and that is all I have to say about it. But disappointing as these answers may appear, they are of the very last importance."
G E Moore
If so, does that mean that right and wrong exists independently from human thought?
2. Primed for Action
3. Taking Care of the Customer
priming the subconscious can alter a person's behavior
1. Fighting fires with Firefighters
intuition is combination of experience and expertise
4. Joseph Kidd
too much information can inhibit your intuitive abilities.
be aware of your unconscious choices; don't judge a book by its cover
The Prisoner’s Dilemma

You are a member of a gang and you have been arrested with another member of your gang. Both of you are confined away from each other and you have no way of communicating with the other member. The police do not have enough evidence to convict both of you with major charges and instead offer you and the other member a bargain.

You have two choices:
(a) You can remain silent
(b) Or betray the other member and testify that he has committed the crime.

Then there are three outcomes:

(a) If you betray the other member and he remains silent, you will be set free and he will serve 3 years in prison. (But this also works vice versa. If you remain silent and he betrays you, you will serve 3 years in prison)

(b) If you betray the other member, and he betrays you too, you both serve 2 years in prison

(c) If you and the other member both remain silent, you both only serve one year in prison.
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