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Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Knowledge IssuesThe Good, the Bad and The Ugly


Knowledge issues the 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?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

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Should we believe paranormal claims?

Does the paranormal exist?

The Sixth Sense


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

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Why is Utilitarianism appealing?

Utilitarianism


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

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Is swine flu likely to kill millions?

What do we mean by an‘epidemic’?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

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The credit crisis


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Your own ideas?


Good knowledge issues are

Good Knowledge Issues are:

  • 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.


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure

Real-Life Situation

extraction

Knowledge Issue

(recognized)


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure

Real-Life Situation

extraction

Knowledge Issue

(recognized)

Knowledge Issue(s)

(developed)

progression


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure

Real-Life Situation

application

extraction

Knowledge Issue

(recognized)

Knowledge Issue(s)

(developed)

progression


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Theory of Knowledge: Presentation Structure

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

Conspiracy Theories

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Conspiracy

Da Vinci

Code

Why do conspiracy

theories exist?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Conspiracy

Da Vinci

Code

Why do conspiracy

theories exist?

People believe

what’s

most appealing

Different

Interpretations of

the same facts

Biases affecting

conclusions

drawn


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Conspiracy

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

Limits of Science

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Limits of Science

Documentary on

the Large

Hadron Collider

How far is science

limited in finding

out the truth about

reality?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Limits of Science

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


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Limits of Science

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


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Limits of Science

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


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Limits of Science

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


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Limits of Science

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

Claims in History

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this structure?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Claims in History

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Claims in History

President

Ahmedinejad’s

denial of the

Jewish Holocaust

Description

of Holocaust

Auschwitz

Under what

circumstances can a

historical claim be

considered valid?


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Claims in History

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


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Claims in History

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


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Claims in History

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


Knowledge issues the good the bad and the ugly

Claims in History

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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