Pierre smiled, Natasha began to laugh, but Nicholas knitted his brows still more and began proving to Pierre that there was no prospect of any great change and that all the danger he spoke of existed only in his imagination. Pierre maintained the contrary, and as his mental faculties were greater and [...]
“Next Century” was an advertisement for Clinton in the year 1996. The advertisement use effects of different ways of knowing to show the leadership to the public. Every slide show of the movie was as meaningful such as it may influence the public.
The American flag appeared a lot of time as a reason [...]
In TOK class, I and Andrea watched a political advertisement called ‘successful leader’. This advertisement was created in 2000 when George W. Bush came forward as a candidate for President in the USA President election. In the advertisement, he used many ways of knowing which are emotion, language and perception.
I think emotion took [...]
The ad shows open landscapes with President Obama speaking in the background saying that the government helped out build your business and that you didn’t build it on your own. This makes people that have built their own business mad as they feel that they have done everything by themselves and that they have [...]
Dangerous World by George W Bush Jr. (2000)
In this ad George Bush Jr. is advertising his foreign policies. To express this the ad portraits the image of a young girl wandering in what looks to be a deserted military camp. The ads also displays missiles and bombs being fired. The young girl starts [...]
“Successful Leader” (Bush, 2000)
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“Successful Leader” was an advertisement for George W. Bush in the year, 2000. In this advertisement, the different ways of knowing are used (emotion, perception, reasoning and language). The two ways that are mostly used are emotion and language, a small amount of perception and reasoning.
Political Ad (Surgeon – Clinton, 1996): Democrat Row – 5th Video
While Political Ads normally focus upon manipulating emotions, other ways of knowing are still, hopefully, somewhat incorporated in these kinds of commercials. This Ad focused upon education and children. The ad begins with children listing off their aspirations. Immediately, there are implications of children being [...]
“Revolving door” was the advertisement against Dukakis, It showed the Furlough which was the law that Dukakis brought to Massachusetts. Furlough stated that any murderer, rapist or kidnapper would be able to leave un-paid and would come back after a limited time. Dukakis made a mistake and let out these convicts into the daily [...]
In the political ad “We Will Bury You” in 1964, I think Goldwater used two ways of knowing in the ad.
Obviously, one of them is emotion. How do we know that? First, we can see some American children are pledging with the teacher before the class. When do people pledge? When you are [...]
Michelle Zheng and I watched a political advertisement of Clinton in 1996 named ‘Surgeon’. This mainly talks about the education that Clinton will cut the tax for tuition, provide scholarship and make most college for free.
This Ad put the children who is talking about their dream in the future in the front to [...]
I looked at the campaign video of Lyndon B. Johnson’s election campaign in 1964. The video is one minute long featuring the image of a little girl eating an ice cream cone. There is a voice over of soothing female voice talking of how Barry Goldwater would like to continue to test nuclear bombs, [...]
This add was to support votes of Johnson against Goldwater. The add featured a little girl contrasted with a nuclear explosion. It successfully played into the viewers emotions and the other WoK like reason were coupled together with emotion. With Johnson using emotion to conflict the voters decision he managed to create [...]
Just now, Dash and I watched the political advertisement called “Ice Cream Cone”. This advertisement showed a little girl eating ice cream and the narrator talks about how dangerous nuclear bomb is and says Barry Morris Goldwater, the rival of Lyndon B. Johnson, is trying to test the dangerous radioactive particles. This advertisement reasons that [...]
In last TOK class, we started to talk about the last way of knowing—emotion.
In our four ways of knowing, all the guys agree that reason is the most opposed to emotion. Well, in my opinion, I said that emotion is a kind of chemical reaction happens automatically in our minds. Then, Mrs Connah [...]
Actually, I do not study and subject in Group 6 (art,music,drama,dance etc.). However, I like listening to music and watching films, so I really think emotion is a way of knowing by my own experience.
Certainly, music is a popular tendency in the world. Almost everyone around us will listen to music , including [...]
The past few discussions we have had in class have put a significant emphasis on language, one of our ways of knowing. Through a language you can also understand a society’s nature and culture. This is apparent in all societies around the world today. The articles we have read discuss this fact further and [...]
If martians truly did fly down to Earth just last night, drug me and remove my brain, and then fly it back to Mars to plug into a virtual reality machine, then I am not in reality, typing up this blog post. But how does one know if this happened or not?
The answer [...]
On last Friday, just the day before our holiday, we watched a quite frank film in TOK class. If you ask me how strange the film was, I would say that ,firstly, this film had none word which meat it was totally dumb . Secondly, this film had no a clear subject, so I [...]
Well, I cannot know exactly or have any evidence to prove that my brain is not in a vat. However, I don’t like to accept that my brain is controlled by others. So, I choose to believe my life is real and I am real.
If you ask me why I think I am [...]
How has today’s society structured our world to create a dominance for sight and hearing?
Today everything is pretty much about seeing and hearing things. Things such as advertisements usually rely fairly heavily on people being able to see or at least hear. Everyday traffic relies on you being able to hear the cars and to be able [...]
In our last TOK class, the results of choosing most important perception were quite similar among the students. Most of us thought sight was most important and the next was hearing. Frankly, I made this decision without a hesitation because I cannot image a world in dark!
Why do people desire their sight so [...]
On 30th of august, our TOK class students had our first ever TOK conference. To see the diversity and different perspective point of views from other people have given me much more understanding about TOK and it also made me realize how shallow my thought is compare to others.
The experience i got from [...]
Last Thursday, our teachers took us to younger hotel to help us know more about TOK. This is really healpful because we just touch this subject for one week. The activity help us to know what is TOK, what we need to learn. In the trip, Teachers organized lots of intersting [...]
Before I have taken TOK class, I had no idea about TOK. I did not have any understanding about it. However, as I took more and more TOK classes, TOK class has become very fun; it was very interesting to listen to opinions of other students. Because everyone has had different ideas on one [...]
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the TOK Conference as there wasn’t much that was given away regarding what the day was actually going to entail. However I found the day very enjoyable and informative about the course. I enjoyed being able to work in groups and how relaxed the atmosphere was. I thought [...]
Until now, I have had several Theory Of Knowledge classes as a part of the IB course. When I took the first TOK class, I was very confused. I just had to think about a lot of things that I have not thought before. I was also quite scared, because all we have to [...]
I have only had a few TOK lessons and it’s already making me see things differently and think more about everything. For example before TOK lessons started I never really thought about how do we know things. The TOK conference last week was a great experience for me. It taught me a lot and [...]
I think TOK class is very good for developing our thinking. we can think in different direction or different way. Sometimes it’s quite hard to understand other peoples thinking but I think it’s a good idea that change the point of view and discuss it. However, i think we don’t have to change our minds every times. Someone [...]
We have only had a couple of TOK classes but I’ve already learned so much over the last few days. TOK is about how we how we know what we know. It seems very easy at first when you think about that, I automatically think that our knowledge come from all of my classes. [...]
From last year, I was worried about TOK class because I heard that the class needs lots of deep thinking and there’s no right or wrong answer. Now, I had 2 0r 3 TOK classes and I knew why year above students said like that. First TOK gave me confusions. Several ways of knowing? [...]
On August 30th, our Y12 students spent a whole day on TOK to know more about this class. To be honest, it was quite exciting to me since I hadn’t have class like this before, and it was great to know more about my new classmates. If you ask me what TOK really was [...]
TOK is definitely becoming one of the more interesting subjects at the moment. At first i had no idea of what to expect from the course but it is continuously becoming more interesting. In class we discuss various amounts of different subjects and thoughts some of which have never even occurred to me in the past. The whole course is [...]
I didn’t know what to expect when I first started ToK last week, and being thrown into a trip within the formative first few lessons was a pleasant surprise. The trip was a great way to start ToK, i think, as it helped build everyone’s confidence and aided us in working with newer people. [...]
Our first Theory of Knowledge class started about a week ago. I walked into the classroom with no idea what to expect, and walked out with my thoughts all confused. Everything had to do with knowing, and the ways you can know. Honestly, I just thought, either you know something or you don’t, but [...]
Thursday the 30th of august I went to the Dulwich TOK Conference. At first I was excited, firstly because I got to miss a day of school and secondly because I thought it would be a “get to know each other” occasion with a ton of moving around. However it was not the greatest [...]
A few days ago, I had my first ever Theory of Knowledge class. At the beginning, I was really confused and exhausted from thinking. Since in TOK we think about thinking. class is becoming more and more interesting as our discussions about things become more in depth. During these lessons I’ve learnt the different [...]
Even though I’ve only been here for about two weeks I’m starting to really enjoy the discussions going on in Theory of Knowledge. I’ve had English classes before where we had some group discussions throughout the year, and I always seemed to enjoy those classes the most. Now I have TOK which is a [...]
I’ve found that the bygone TOK lessons haven’t been as in depth as I would’ve liked, but it’s been all right so far. The types of activities that have happened so far are all indicative towards larger and more nebulous topics to be discussed, and that excites the heck outta me. I like thinking, [...]
I’ve been doing TOK for a while now and it’s quickly starting to become one of the more fun subjects. There is a lot of discussion going on which I am very interested in as it’s fun to see other peoples views on things and how people understand and recognize things differently from maybe [...]
Are mathematics and art types of languages?
Firstly, the definition of language in dictionary is a specific instance of system of complex communication (Wikipedia). Assuming that the meaning of ‘complex’ is expression of details, both of the area (math and art) seem to be lacking in it. Using our verbal and written languages, we [...]
Last week, in class, we discussed mathematics and its relation to the equation of the universe; the main idea that I expressed and supported is based on the fact that what we are referring to as mathematics can be split into two different concepts: one, the mathematics that the world exhibits, which we will [...]
Carrying on from the discussion in class, because this universe is governed by one set of mathematical rules, flying a spaceship to another planet will not cause the spaceship or anything to stop functioning, because the mathematics of the spaceship will still exist, and the mathematics of the surroundings around it would be the [...]
What I think Maths is
I think maths is both a discovery and an invention. First mathematicians have to discover something (a part of nature perhaps) before inventing a rule that involve numerical values to try and express their discovery. I see maths as a set of rules that are used to describe events and [...]
Maths is one of those subjects that is essential subjects because we use it in every day life and is a must to know.
I agree with all of the answers for Q3 but there needs to be a extra which just sum all of them in one.
The reason for this [...]