Words are more deceitful and powerful than we think - TOK essay: Power of Language Name: C. F. 11 TOK Language Essay Word Count: 1154
Essay question: Words are more deceitful and powerful than we think
Intro -Different ways to
use language -Euphemism -Effect on language
towards people -Verbal abuse
J. T. 7 December 2015 The knowers perspective is essential in the pursuit of knowledge. To what extent do you agree with respect to CAS & one other diploma subject you currently take? As it is now, capitalism is viewed as being the first official economical structure, defined by John Adams in the 18th century.
Elif Naz O. Theory of Knowledge 09.01.2018 DP1B Conflicting knowledge claims always involve a difference in perspective In order to make claims we utilize our convictions, intuition, innate and attained knowledge while going through interminable transformations as we continue to acquire knowledge.
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We know with confidence only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.
Us humans rely on our ways of knowledge and ways of thinking to help us get through daily life and to do the simplest things.
We all have distinctive qualities which define us but what we all have in common is the capability to use our knowledge to the best of our abilities. Knowledge and confidence are two of our most important qualities which one can poses. These two qualities complement each other. The reason for that is because knowledge is the product. It is what is formed inside of our brains and expressed through our voice.
Confidence comes from our method of delivery. Once you know something, you’d want to deliver it, therefore resulting in confidence coming out through your voice.
I have had personal experiences regarding this topic. I am very certain that we all have. In my case, it had to do when I was presenting a presentation about the use of steroids in athletes a while ago.
An example of a famous athlete that used steroids was Asafa Powell who was a very talented sprinter which was the world’s fastest man at one point. Due to his misconduct and misbehavior, he used steroids, cheated, and won awards without anyone knowing, breaking many ethical boundaries. He was caught and stopped running. Because I did not do enough research and had limited knowledge on the overall topic, I was very biased and believed there was only one correct answer and that runners should of course not use steroids to enhance performance because it is unfair.
Because that was the extent that my knowledge went to, I did not consider whether physically disabled athletes could be allowed to use them or even if everyone used them, would it still be fair? The class asked me many questions but due to my lack of knowledge my confidence kicked in and I believed that my reasoning was correct and no other options or situations they gave me would work.
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This is very similar with religious knowledge systems as many are based upon historical events. These systems have similar ways of knowing with the addition of faith. Given that religion represents such an important part of so many lives, it does provide us with an opportunity to learn about different ways of thinking, and how global societies and individuals are so diverse.
As for history, one’s perspective plays a large role on the facts and figures which are pres.....