In the talk between Lopate and Matousek, Mark Matousek explains why he believe that emotions are the foundation of ethical life and that without emotions, human beings cannot be “good people”. In the talk Matousek examines morality from a scientific, sociological, and anthropological viewpoint.
I agree that “emotions are the foundation of ethical [...]
In my opinion human rights are rooted in a particular culture. you are brought up by your parents and are told whats right and wrong and usually stick by these rights. It becomes engraved into your mind and you dont know what else to think and struggle to understand other peoples opinions on rights [...]
This exercise allowed me to consider other peoples perspectives, even in the most bazar situations. It made me think about the consequences from a utilitarian approach, religious approach etc before coming to an instant conclusion according to what i think. Something that a leader of a country would need in order to set regulation [...]
This is how i rated the people. 1 being the best 5 being the worst.
1=L. the reasoning why i thought the Lady was the best is because she did everything she could just to get back to the man she loved even if it meant sleeping with another man and paying a double [...]
In my opinion both biased and opinion favor one person or side over another.
However if you are biased over something, it seems like it was mandatory and you have grown up to believe one side of the argument over the other. For example with football, if a little boy’s father supported Manchester United [...]
I learnt a lot from these presentations, from both the students that presented them, but also from the feedback i was given after i did my presentation. The most useful piece of advise that i was given was to not answer the question as if its a history presentation, but to think more about [...]
Allegory of the cave: I found this really interesting and it made me questions whats “real” and whats not. The dictionary definition of “real” is something to be actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed. However the question we get from this is how do we know if [...]
Math is important because it is the most widely used subject in the world. Every career uses some sort of math. More importantly, doing math helps the mind to reason and organized complicated situations or problems into clear, simple, and logical steps making life a whole lot easier! Thus, as students learn more math, [...]
In my opinion storytelling is a way of knowing things from the past through past down stories from generation to generation of families and cultures. However although it is a way of knowing, it isn’t the most reliable, since people are constantly bending the truth to make it sound more dramatic and interesting. Not [...]
-cultures and beliefs by reading religious books such as the bible and other biographies we get a better insight into different religions and cultures
-vocabulary expand by reading books of literature it expands your vocabulary
-to know were not alone if you suffer from a certain sickness or disability you can read biographies or [...]
20 historical figures: The list is based from most important to least important, of which the most important names will have the biggest street.
1) Marley Avenue Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure. He was also the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom and brought peace to many parts of the world even [...]
In my opinion history is The study of past events, Particularly in human affairs and according to this definition i dont see any major links between any of the subjects. However you could say that when looking at art you sometimes have to look at historical sculptures and pieces of art. A good example [...]
today in class me charlie and cassie discussed where we would like to live. we came to conclusion that these following factors are what would help us decide our location: -climate -resource availability -housing -how safe it is -how fertile the land is -what language is spoken -how friendly the people are
its really [...]
Before i entered the TOK class on Monday i knew that we were all made up from atoms. However i didn’t realize that our bodies were constantly changing every second. But what i don’t get is, how come the way we think towards things don’t change with it?
Luckily i have nothing against change [...]
The English language isn’t “stupid”, its just confusing. Just like every other language. If they were to make a new word for everything, the language would be just too hard to learn..Its the same for chinese. There are four different words and meanings for the character “ma”. However chinese is special in the fact [...]
The illusion images that we looked at last Friday really made me think about life and how other people see things. I always thought, whatever i saw was the right thing, and everyone else saw it the same way. But after being proven wrong, i now think differently and don’t really believe my eyes [...]
the english language isnt “stupid”, its just confusing. just like every other language. if they were to make a new word for everything, the language would be just too hard to learn…its the smae for chinese. there are four different words and meanings for the character ma. so does this make chiense a stupid [...]
many parents nowadays tell their kids what they want them to believe because they think its right (eg, religion). however i think this is wrong and they should let their kids grow up and let them decide for themselves what they want to beleive in. pressuring kids into believing something doesnt really mean that [...]
ill have to be honest here. after reading the article for the first time i had no clue what it was trying to say. to me it was just a bunch of long and crazy words and at first i believed it because i thought who am i to say this guy that has [...]
in my opinion, being able to fully know something is impossible. no matter how sure you are that you “know” it, you never will truly know it. “knowing” something to us is hearing something so much by so many people that you come to believe that what everyone says is true and you “know” [...]