Theory of Knowledge

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TOK
Nature of sense perception
Q1A) In what ways does the biological constitution of a living organism determine, influence or limit its sense perception? B) If humans are sensitive only to certain ranges of stimuli, what consequences or limitations might this have for the acquisition of knowledge?
Ans-A- The biological constitution of a living organism has a mammoth influence on the sense perception of an organism. The biological institution of an organism can even enhance or degrade the level, degree and method of sense perception by an organism. Take the Homo sapiens or rather humans for example the relatively strong eyesight causes the overdependence on eyesight and eyes and the other senses are therefore held in less importance and
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This abstruseness is of human nature, can that really be based on familiarity when does one really become seriously familiar with ones surroundings??

Q3) Is the nature of sense perception such that, as Huxley suggests, sensations are essentially private and incommunicable?
Ans- Firstly I can give no definite answer towards this query for I have no idea by which Huxley based something as definable as to be a symbol. Though by symbol I define that as something as perhaps as an object or book perhaps. Though he says that it is “incommunicable” at second hand so that means one may express ones own sensations perceptions etc through symbols but for it to be able to be directly expressed seems like a colossal/herculean or rather impossible task. The symbols meant by Huxley may be something by which represents an specific inclination towards something individual may express oneself perhaps an article of specific clothing support towards for example a band. Sensations an individual owns are I believe essentially private but I believe can be communicable. An example of this can be taken in the very context of TOK which essentially teaches us to broaden our horizons and in many cases we have to describe our own perceptions. The world is rather made up
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