Reason as a way of knowing
³We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It cannot lead: it can only serve´ Albert Einstein
Knowledge and Understanding
Understand how we acquire new knowledge about the world using reason
Understand why reason is attractive to us as a source of knowledge as it seemsto give us certainty
Understand how reason relates to language, perception and emotion
ppreciate that real life problem solving requires imagination and creativity, andmore than simple logic
Understand the role of reason in different areas of knowledge
e able to evaluate reason as a way of knowing
ake notes and reference quotes
Use i-movie or a recorded keynote presentation
Use Inspiration to plan an essay
resent to and teach others
rite a TOK essay
elf and peer assess using the criteria for a TOK essay(
uggested duration 8 hours research and planning + 2 hours writing plus ahomework to complete essay)Essay Title
aluate the strengths and weaknesses of reason as a way of knowing.
(Question for TOK essay 2008.9)
easoning, logic and critical thinking form a knowledge force, and the interplay of sound reasoning with the other ways of knowing is significant.
eason can fill in the gaps that the other ways of knowing sometimes leave behind.
ow does reason fill the gaps in your other areas of study currently?(Eg Quantum
hysics, a dead artists intention)
a notes document to collate your ideas, quotes, evidence as you research