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Siddhant’s ToK Exhibition Task Theme: Knowledge and Politics Chosen knowledge question: Can new knowledge change established values or beliefs? 1 st Object: A book named The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli The Art of Thinking Clearly is a book that summarizes a variety of biases that affect our thinking and decision-making and how to overcome them. This book essentially highlights three key things: you have much less control over the world than you think, we’re not great at determining value because we mostly use availability and bad comparisons to do it, and decision-making reduces your strength of will, especially when you have too many options to choose from. By highlighting these three points, the writer brings to our attention the role that the society and one’s surroundings play in establishing certain biases and beliefs which could potentially hinder you in life. Additionally, by providing different ways to overcome them the writer gives us new information that changes our perspective on some beliefs that we once

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