TOK Knowledge Essay

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The claim “Knowledge is nothing more than the systematic organization of facts,” has many flaws in its implications. All of the knowledge that we gain as ToK knowers cannot be considered infallible fact. The term “fact” implies that the statement or claim can be reinforced with substantial evidence and can be proven, and we have learned that almost any information can be considered knowledge, no matter how subjective or specific the information is. Given that an individual is defined by having a specific and unique way of thinking and perceiving the world, most of the knowledge gained in several different Areas of Knowledge are heavily dependent on the perspectives of the individuals under examination. Both the Areas of Knowledge of Ethics and Human Sciences have many ambiguities when it comes to organizing and legitimizing this data. This leads the knower to ask, “What makes information factual in terms of ToK knowledge?” It can be proven through Ethics and Human Sciences that knowledge is not the systematic organization of facts, but the systematic organization of collective data to show trends and patterns. Ethical boundaries and impressions are subjective to every individual, and the public ethical boundary must be based off of the accumulative average of the environment. There is not a factual “This is right” vs. “This is wrong” because no single human being has the authority to make such a statement. In fact, it is this basic ethical disagreement that has led to
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