Thus two sources of knowledge generate conflicting results. Mathematicians have the concept of rigorous proof, which leads to knowing something with complete certainty.
Consider the extent to which complete certainty might be achievable in mathematics and at least one other area of knowledge.
ADDENDUM: I have also created a “fillable” version that students can use when they submit an outline to me.
Here’s a link to all the resources we’re using related to the essays.
Further guidance on the TOK essay and presentation can be found in the IB’s Programme Resource Centre (PRC).
Materials in the PRC are only available to existing IB World Schools. There are a number of resources on TOK in the IB Store, which are available to everyone. Base on the Examiners’ feedback, and based on this year’s prompts themselves, we’ve prepared a one-page hand-out to assist students write their essay.A screenshot of a portion of the page is on the top of this blog post. If you do, however, I just ask one thing in return – please give us your critical feedback on how we can make it better!“Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks: but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house” (Henri Poincaré).Discuss in relation to science and at least one other area of knowledge.“History is always on the move, slowly eroding today’s orthodoxy and making space for yesterday’s heresy.” Discuss the extent to which this claim applies to history and at least one other area of knowledge.Our senses tell us that a table, for example, is a solid object; science tells us that the table is mostly empty space.“Moral wisdom seems to be as little connected to knowledge of ethical theory as playing good tennis is to knowledge of physics” (Emrys Westacott).To what extent should our actions be guided by our theories in ethics and elsewhere? until we have felt the force of the knowledge, it is not ours” (adapted from Arnold Bennett).Source: TOK Essay Prescribed Titles - Nov 20You may 2010 kids are lucky. but I don't understand exactly what is meant by "explanations" ... We '08-'09ers have pretty crappy titles in comparison. Critically evaluate this way of distinguishing the sciences from other areas of knowledge. and is it possible to use personal examples with this topic (science? ) because I've been told that these ones are more valuable than globally established examples ...