Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis

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ToK reflects critically on the diverse ways of knowing and areas of knowledge and consider the role which knowledge plays a global society. Consists of:
1) Mutual Respect 4) Openness 7) communication 2) Disagreement 5) Changing positions 8) Negotiation
3) Tolerance 6) Debate 9) Curiosity

Ways of knowing
1) Language (deaf children, connection between language and thought, how language is born, is it innate or environmentally, Sapir- Whorf theory) 2) Perception (selective)
3) Reasoning (deductive (general specific) and inductive (specific generalization) logic) 4) Emotion

Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject

In a weak sense knowledge means basically the same thing as “justified belief”, which means that the things we know may very well turn out to be false In a strong sense knowledge refers only to warranted true beliefs, where warrant is simply a label for whatever is need to be added to a true belief to make it knowledge Paradigm is a set of interrelated ideas for making sense of one or more aspects of reality

Type of paradigm| Typical areas of knowledge| Example|
Style| The arts| Impressionism|
Scientific theory | Natural and human science| Newtonian physics| Paradigm shift is a change of one way thinking to another

Language is non-instinctive method of communicating ideas, emotions and desires by means of voluntary produced symbols. " Denotation" -means the literal definition of a word. Ex.Snake the denotation is reptile ” Connotation" - means the associations of a word. The connotation is danger Functions: Language as:

1) Transactional communication (the meaning is in the message) 2) Expressive communication...
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