Month: May 2015

Knowledge. Questions.

Knowledge. Questions.

Knowledge questions are a crucial component of the TOK curriculum.  Fluency in their construction is necessary for high achievement on both the presentation and essay components of the TOK program. So, in order to practice creating knowledge questions, you’ll go through the following exercise. This […]

The Matrix as Simulation Argument and Metaphor

The Matrix as Simulation Argument and Metaphor

Yes, watching the Matrix in TOK is definitely cliche, but whatever. It’s just too perfect for furthering our investigation of the Simulation Argument put forth by Philosopher Nick Bostrom of MIT. As well as serve as expanding our understanding of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave […]

All is Idea?  Or Keep it Real?

All is Idea? Or Keep it Real?

We talk a lot about ways of knowing and how they contribute to our knowledge. We evaluate knowledge claims.  Today, we’re going to do both.  Read the article below elucidating Berkeley and Wittgenstein’s concepts vs. materialism (keepin’ it real).  Then, we’ll evaluate the claims contained […]