May 2016 TOK prescribed essay titles

Thoughts on the May 2016 TOK prescribed essay titles

 
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Prescribed Title 1 (asking you to consider how we acquire knowledge in areas of knowledge via ‘networks of knowing’.)

 
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Prescribed Title 2 (asking you to consider whether knowledge develops in the same way as ‘natural selection’.)

 
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Prescribed Title 3 (asking you to assess the importance of a knower’s perspective in the search for knowledge.)

 
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Prescribed Title 4 (asking you to evaluate whether non-applied knowledge is less worthy than applied knowledge)

 
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Prescribed Title 5 (asking you to consider whether the ‘concepts we use’ influence the conclusions we reach about knowledge)

 
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Prescribed Title 6 (asking you to consider the relationship between accuracy and simplicity when it comes to knowledge)

 
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