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TOK: Unpacking Essay Questions

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Peter Jager

on 2 October 2014

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Transcript of TOK: Unpacking Essay Questions

TOK: Unpacking Essay Questions
“The whole
point of knowledge
is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.”
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Point of Knowledge:
- Reason
- Indicates different uses of knowlege

What functions does knowlege have to us?

Indicates there are only few or one.
“The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.”
To what extent
do you agree with this statement?
To What Extent:
- Compare and Contrast
- Investigate different perspectives
- Reach a final judgement

Make a list of relative factors:
- Agree with statement
- Disagree with statement

Conclude with judgement
Conclusion
“The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives.”
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
No. 6 of Prescribed Questions


First:
Unpacking The Question!


“The whole point of knowledge is to
produce both meaning and purpose
in our personal lives.”
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Producing meaning and purpose

What is meaning?
What is purpose?
Define

Think about ways in which knowledge produces meaning and purpose.

Compare meaning and purpose.

Can it also provide understanding?
“The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in
our personal lives
.”
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Personal Lives

In what sense: what aspects of personal life?
- Work
- Social
Continue

Why do humans want understanding?
- Investigate human search for understanding.
- What is the drive for understanding?
TOK?
Finally, one must include
- Arguments in favor of statement
- Arguments disagreeing with statement
- Reaching a final conclusion/judgement
- Define meaning and purpose
- Adress how both are relevant
- Investigate general understanding, its importance, reasons for it being a purpose/goal
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