Essay 1

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Essay 1
  1. “The knower’s perspective is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” To what extent do you agree?
    1. AOKs
      1. History
        1. Empirical evidence produced by the Historians
          1. Reason
          2. Deductive reasoning is a basic form of valid reasoning. Deductive reasoning, or deduction, starts out with a general statement, or hypothesis, and examines the possibilities to reach a specific, logical conclusion (University of California)
            1. Reason
            2. Confirmation bias (a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions, leading to statistical errors) while at the same time ignoring or dismissing opinions - no matter how valid - that threaten our world view
              1. Emotion
            3. Mathematics
              1. "Language of the universe"
                1. Refering to universalise which could be argued that it could also mean that regardless of perspective knowledge can be gained from mathematics
                2. How does the perspective of the world changes with mathematics?
                3. Knowledge Question
                  1. To what extent does the knowledge gained in history and mathematics revolve around the perspective of the knower?
                    1. Claim 1 (history)
                      1. Due to personal bias the pursuit of knowledge will be focused on a predetermined perspective.
                        1. CounterClaim
                          1. Objectivity is important while gaining knowledge in History
                          2. Salem Witch Trials
                            1. 1950s Communist Scare in the US
                          3. Claim 2 (maths)
                            1. Gaining knowledge in maths is an objective process.
                              1. Little to no emotion (more reason and logic)
                                1. CounterClaim
                                  1. Mathematics rely on the perspective of certain learners/mathematicians since their perspective will dictate what they do next.
                                    1. Whether it is to disprove a theory or improve a theory
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