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Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly
Knowledge IssuesThe Good, the Bad and The Ugly


To what extent can human sciences use mathematical techniques to make accurate predictions?

How can we use models to predict crime waves?

Will police crime predictions turn out to be correct?

How can we prevent crime?


? techniques to make accurate predictions?

Should we believe paranormal claims?

Does the paranormal exist?

The Sixth Sense


? techniques to make accurate predictions?

?

Why is Utilitarianism appealing?

Utilitarianism


? techniques to make accurate predictions?

?

Is swine flu likely to kill millions?

What do we mean by an‘epidemic’?


? techniques to make accurate predictions?

?

?

The credit crisis


Your own ideas? techniques to make accurate predictions?


Good knowledge issues are
Good Knowledge Issues are: techniques to make accurate predictions?

  • Open questions explicitly about Knowledge per se and not about subject-specific claims

  • Couched in terms of relations between concepts from AoK, WoK and belief, certainty, culture, evidence, experience, explanation, interpretation, intuition, justification, truth, values.


Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure techniques to make accurate predictions?

Real-Life Situation

extraction

Knowledge Issue

(recognized)


Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure techniques to make accurate predictions?

Real-Life Situation

extraction

Knowledge Issue

(recognized)

Knowledge Issue(s)

(developed)

progression


Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure techniques to make accurate predictions?

Real-Life Situation

application

extraction

Knowledge Issue

(recognized)

Knowledge Issue(s)

(developed)

progression


Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure techniques to make accurate predictions?

Other Real-Life

Situation

Real-Life Situation

Other Real-Life

Situation

application

extraction

Knowledge Issue

(recognized)

Knowledge Issue(s)

(developed)

progression


Example 1 conspiracy theories what are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure

Example 1 techniques to make accurate predictions?

Conspiracy Theories

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure?


Conspiracy techniques to make accurate predictions?

Da Vinci

Code

Why do conspiracy

theories exist?


Conspiracy techniques to make accurate predictions?

Da Vinci

Code

Why do conspiracy

theories exist?

People believe

what’s

most appealing

Different

Interpretations of

the same facts

Biases affecting

conclusions

drawn


Conspiracy techniques to make accurate predictions?

Da Vinci

Code

Death of

JFK

Death of

Benazir Bhutto

Why do conspiracy

theories exist?

People believe

what’s

most appealing

Different

Interpretations of

the same facts

Biases affecting

conclusions

drawn


Example 2
Example 2 techniques to make accurate predictions?

Limits of Science

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure?


Limits of Science techniques to make accurate predictions?

Documentary on

the Large

Hadron Collider

How far is science

limited in finding

out the truth about

reality?


Limits of Science techniques to make accurate predictions?

Documentary on

the Large

Hadron Collider

Nature of

scientific

method

How far is science

limited in finding

out the truth about

reality?

Definitions of

science

Definition of

reality


Limits of Science techniques to make accurate predictions?

Documentary on

the Large

Hadron Collider

Colour

illusions

Astronomy

Limits of human

sensory perception

Situations not

amenable to experimentation

Nature of

scientific

method

How far is science

limited in finding

out the truth about

reality?

Problems of

inductive reasoning

Role of

technology in

science

Incompatibility

between scientific

and moral claims

Definitions of

science

Definition of

reality

Differences

between ‘how’ and ‘why’

questions


Limits of Science techniques to make accurate predictions?

Documentary on

the Large

Hadron Collider

Gödel’s

theorem

Colour

illusions

Astronomy

Limits of human

sensory perception

Situations not

amenable to experimentation

Nature of

scientific

method

Mathematics

Axioms must be

taken for granted

How far is science

limited in finding

out the truth about

reality?

Problems of

inductive reasoning

History

the past is

beyond our grasp

Role of

technology in

science

Human sciences

Human behaviour

is unpredictable

Incompatibility

between scientific

and moral claims

Definitions of

science

Definition of

reality

Differences

between ‘how’ and ‘why’

questions


Limits of Science techniques to make accurate predictions?

Documentary on

the Large

Hadron Collider

Medicine

HIV treatment

Gödel’s

theorem

Colour

illusions

Astronomy

Limits of human

sensory perception

Situations not

amenable to experimentation

Nature of

scientific

method

Mathematics

Axioms must be

taken for granted

How far is science

limited in finding

out the truth about

reality?

Problems of

inductive reasoning

History

the past is

beyond our grasp

Successes

of science?

Role of

technology in

science

Human sciences

Human behaviour

is unpredictable

Incompatibility

between scientific

and moral claims

Definitions of

science

Definition of

reality

Differences

between ‘how’ and ‘why’

questions


Limits of Science techniques to make accurate predictions?

Documentary on

the Large

Hadron Collider

Medicine

HIV treatment

Gödel’s

theorem

Colour

illusions

Astronomy

Limits of human

sensory perception

Situations not

amenable to experimentation

Nature of

scientific

method

Mathematics

Axioms must be

taken for granted

How far is science

limited in finding

out the truth about

reality?

Problems of

inductive reasoning

History

the past is

beyond our grasp

Successes

of science?

Role of

technology in

science

Human sciences

Human behaviour

is unpredictable

Incompatibility

between scientific

and moral claims

Definitions of

science

Definition of

reality

Differences

between ‘how’ and ‘why’

questions


Example 3 claims in history what are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure

Example 3 techniques to make accurate predictions?

Claims in History

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure?


Claims in History techniques to make accurate predictions?

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz


Claims in History techniques to make accurate predictions?

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz

Under what

circumstances can a

historical claim be

considered valid?


Claims in History techniques to make accurate predictions?

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz

Importance of history

Understanding the present

Predicting the future

Knowing identity

Other problems:

gaps, language issues,

past interpreted in terms

of present, etc.

Under what

circumstances can a

historical claim be

considered certain?

Why should we care

about historical truth?

Is there a

True history?

Role of bias and

Interpretation in history:

emotion, culture, etc.

Explanation of

the concept of

validity in relation

to historical evidence


Claims in History techniques to make accurate predictions?

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz

Wall Street crash

Phlogiston

“Witchhunt” of

communists in USA

Importance of history

Understanding the present

Predicting the future

Knowing identity

Other problems:

gaps, language issues,

past interpreted in terms

of present, etc.

Under what

circumstances can a

historical claim be

considered valid?

Why should we care

about historical truth?

Is there a

True history?

Role of bias and

Interpretation in history:

emotion, culture, etc.

Explanation of

the concept of

validity in relation

to historical evidence


Claims in History techniques to make accurate predictions?

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz

Wall Street crash

Phlogiston

“Witchhunt” of

communists in USA

Validity of claims in

Mathematics and

Science…

Importance of history

Understanding the present

Predicting the future

Knowing identity

Other problems:

gaps, language issues,

past interpreted in terms

of present, etc.

Under what

circumstances can a

historical claim be

considered valid?

Validity of claims

in Art…

Why should we care

about historical truth?

Is there a

True history?

Validity of claims

in Ethics…

Role of bias and

Interpretation in history:

emotion, culture, etc.

Explanation of

the concept of

validity in relation

to historical evidence


Claims in History techniques to make accurate predictions?

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz

???

Wall Street crash

Phlogiston

“Witchhunt” of

communists in USA

Validity of claims in

Mathematics and

Science…

Importance of history

Understanding the present

Predicting the future

Knowing identity

Other problems:

gaps, language issues,

past interpreted in terms

of present, etc.

Under what

circumstances can a

historical claim be

considered valid?

Validity of claims

in Art…

Why should we care

about historical truth?

Is there a

True history?

Validity of claims

in Ethics…

Role of bias and

Interpretation in history:

emotion, culture, etc.

Explanation of

the concept of

validity in relation

to historical evidence


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