The Untitled TOK Project

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Stephanie Pham H. Wilson Theory of Knowledge December 17, 2009 The Untitled TOK Project
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I choose to paint a picture of a watercolor paint set as representation of the Art unit of Theory of Knowledge. The art section was definitely my favorite out of all the other areas of knowledge that we studied, and it was a refreshing change to work creatively for once. I’m normally not very creative or artistic, but the day that we painted with water colors in class was probably the most relaxing day I’ve had in there. I painted an impressionist style sunset and I was surprised at how good the ending product was. I felt it was easier to do the impressionist style because nothing has to be clear; the painting is composed of blots and blobs of paint. Art is different than all of the other areas of knowledge. It tends to be illogical and subjective. It’s creative and inspiring where reason is not. It’s intuitive and aesthetically pleasing. It’s important to the study of TOK because it’s most effective way to gain insight into humans. The arts balance out the more analytical aspects of knowledge. Math and science are available to us for empirical reasons. Because of them, we are able to figure out hard facts and support our theories. They are there for us to develop our reason, logic, and objectivity. We try to prove facts and use our common sense. On the other hand, art exists so that there is an outlet for our less practical ideas and more of our intuitive whims. It’s also much more forgiving and subjective. In terms of art, we are given almost free reign when we produce art and also when we judge it. What constitutes as art can completely depend on a matter of opinion. It’s not scientifically valid, but art is important for TOK because it demonstrates the essence of human nature. We are not robots who only know math and science, and art is the best indicator that we’re humans and have emotions.
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The ways of knowing are different methods that humans can use to experience and interpret the world. I choose to present the ways of knowing as pieces of a puzzle because each one are just a small piece of what makes up the human experience. Together, they help form the interpretation of the world just as pieces of a puzzle form a whole, complete picture composed of different elements. Thus, each way of knowing has its own importance. For example, language is important because it is how we are able to communicate with others. It doesn’t have to be limited to words; in my opinion, language can also mean body language because people can communicate through their bodies as well. Others are able to
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