Topic 6. Emotions and the pursuit of knowledge


Trusting emotions in the pursuit of knowledge.

Keywords



Emotions, trust, knowledge


The question suggests that we can sometimes trust emotions in knowledge acquisition. Emotions are biological responses with cognitive and behavioral elements. Emotion is also as one of the ways of knowing in IB theory of knowledge.
Knowledge issues



The quote assumes it may be possible to know when to trust emotions and that emotions can help knowledge acquisition. You may challenge these assumptions. Maybe it is not possible to know when to trust emotions, and maybe emotions have limited value for knowledge acquisition.

Discuss these and other knowledge issues/questions such as ...





Topic 1 TOK Guide reviewed by Veronica Lee on Jan 22 2013 Rating: 5