Following in the footsteps of the great Structuralist Philosophers (Bertrand Russell, Henri Poincare etc) I have devised Essay starter structures for each of these essay titles. These are designed to help students to go through a process of exploring the title, and helping them to structure their thoughts on the title. These are just starting documents, ways for students to start to lay out their arguments. Good students will evolve beyond these titles, developing more sophisticated structures, and interweaving claims with counterclaims.
Daniel, Bangkok, October 2019
May 2019 ToK Prescribed Titles & Essay Starter Structures.
just click on the hyperlink next to each title to get a PDF of the Essay Starter Structure.
PT1: “The Quality of Knowledge is measured by how many people accept it” – Discuss with reference to 2 AoK. PT1 _May19-QoK measured by acceptance(web)
PT2: “The production of knowledge is always a collaborative task and never solely a product of the individual.” Discuss with reference to 2 AoK. PT#2_ Collaboration_Knowledge
PT3: Do good explanations have to be true? PT#3_May_2019_Good_explanations_true(web)
PT4: “Disinterestedness is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” Discuss with reference to 2 AoK. PT 4_ Disinterestedness(web) (1)
PT5: “The production of knowledge requires accepting conclusions that go beyond the evidence for them.” Discuss this claim. PT#5_ Production of Knowledge, go beyond evidence (web)
PT6: ““One way to assure the health of a discipline is to nurture contrasting perspectives.” Discuss this claim. PT#6 Health of a discipline(web)