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Question: In gaining knowledge, each area of knowledge uses a network of ways of knowing?

T.O.K. Essay Term 3

Table of Contents
Thesis:…………………………………………………………………………………….3
Claim:….…………………………………………………………………………………4
(realism) The problem with imagination:……………………..………….………....…4
(realism) Example:………………………………………...…………………………….5
(realism) The true extent of imagination:………………….…………………………..7
Counter-claim:……………………………………..:…………………………………...7

Answer: Thesis:
In the essay I will be exploring how our ability to imagine seemingly impossible situations and
ideas depend on, or do not depend on the very reality we live in and our experiences with it .
This will be done from a Idealist point of view; believing that this world is but a mere projection
of an ideal, a perfection and that everything is generated (given) from this point of perfection,
and from an Realist point of view; believing that the only things that are real, is what we can
sense with our senses and prove with our science. Before every section I will say if it is Idealism
or Realism. By the end I will come to a conclusion weather my claim was correct or wrong (or
neither).


Claim:
I am a realist, I believe that our imagination depends solely on the reality that we can sense with
our five senses and our previous experiences.
(realism) The problem with imaginat...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Theory of Knowledge
  • Course: Theory of Knowledge
  • Level: International Baccalaureate
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 891
  • Date submitted: October 16, 2019
  • Date written: July, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8734

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