1. Ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. 1. a) Define knowledge, judgment, methods, ethics
b) How do morals limit the advancement of arts and natural sciences 2. Incorporate ways of knowing
4. a) Arts and natural sciences
b) Ways of knowing: emotion, log/reasoning
5. Key examples
a) Arts: self-mutilation; Damien Hirst – cuts animals in half and displays them b) Natural sciences: embryonic stem cell research (humans); cloning 6. a) Arts: freedom of expression vs. animal and ethical rights; different moral values, different cultural limitations b) Natural sciences: different religions, animal rights, human rights
“When the only tool you have is hammer, all problem…” a) Define knowledge, pursuit of knowledge, problems
b) Example: Apollo 13; stuck in spaceship with all sorts of problem
4. “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge.
a) What would you need to define? How can you word the question for yourself? Define:
The point in which we can consider a situation “past” and what we can consider as being the future, or “tomorrow” Keshav: “discarded”
Re-word: The knowledge we accept as true is constantly changing. Use two areas of knowledge to discuss the knowledge issues this raises.
b) Describe in three or four sentences exactly what you need to do to answer this question. Select two areas of knowledge that produce highly debatable claims, e.g. Science and History.
Compare and contrast and/or discuss what knowledge has been changing/is subject to change in each
State and examine the implications of not knowing something in a certain area E.g. science-medicinal effects
c) What are the potential pitfalls of this question?
Delving too deep into the ramifications of the essay, in which, how do we trust the knowledge we have...
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