To what extent do ways of knowing prevent us from deluding ourselves? Justify your answer with reference to at least one area of knowledge

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To what extent do ways of knowing prevent us from deluding ourselves? Justify your answer with reference to at least one area of knowledge

Ways of knowing are the core of TOK for us to get knowledge in different Areas of Knowledge. The two key terms on this essay question are “ways of Knowing” and “deluding ourselves”. “Ways of knowing are how we acquire knowledge about the world around us, and figure out our relationship with it”. (IB Diploma Program, 31) Ways of Knowing help us to understand Areas of Knowledge fully. TOK has 8 Ways of Knowing; on this essay I will discuss the three ways: - sense perception, emotions, and reasoning. “Deluding ourselves” means to mislead the mind or judgment. It means deceiving ourselves. In other
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That fear will cause me to run (Theory of Knowledge). These decisions have to be decided quickly and they come from our emotions.
The last but not the least is reasons. Reasoning is justification for something. Reasoning follows logic or the truth. It prevents us from deluding ourselves since when we are reasoning we use evidence to conclude and we accept the truth whether we like it or not. In order to get knowledge in science we usually use inductive and deductive arguments. We need to see the past patterns to generalize knowledge. Unless we generalize and put them as a theory or a law, it is hard to get knowledge from natural science.
Deductive reasoning uses specific premises to conclude a truth, and if the premises are true, the conclusion is impossible to be false. For example-
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Such generalizations help us to come to a specific truth. In natural science, when scientists come up with a theory, first they will do an experiment and they will look for patterns in order to make conclusions. For example- My grandfather has diabetes, my father has also has diabetes, and I also has diabetes, so my son will have diabetes problem. Such knowledge is very important in natural science to give a reliable knowledge through reasoning.
However, to some extent, ways of knowing may delude us from knowing the truth. Ways of knowing are dependent on each

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