The purpose of science is to make things simpler and not more complicated. Scientists strive to discover theories and explanations that simplify the view of our world and not complicate them. According to Wiliam of Ockham (c. 1288 – c. 1347), if there are competing explanations for a phenomenon, the simpler explanation is to be… Continue reading TS007 – Make it as simple as possible, but no simpler!
Category: Knowers and knowing
TS002 – What are Ethical Dilemmas?
In this episode we will have a look at ethical dilemmas. What are they? What are some different opinions in making an ethical choice? There are several schools of thought in finding a solution to an ethical dilemma. The consequentialist school maintains that actions are either moral or immoral depending on the outcome (the consequence)… Continue reading TS002 – What are Ethical Dilemmas?
TS001 – What is Knowledge?
One definition of Knowledge is Justified True Belief. In this episode, we will have a closer look at what this means. One definition of Knowledge is Justified True Belief. Believing something and knowing something is not the same thing. But you must believe it, in order to know it. The thing that you believe must… Continue reading TS001 – What is Knowledge?
TS000 – What is Theory of Knowledge?
In Theory of Knowledge (TOK) we ask questions, for questions re often more interesting than the answers! In this very first episode, I would like to give you an introduction into the Theory of Knowledge, by introducing to you a mind experiment. It is called the Ship of Theseus. An old wooden ship starts to… Continue reading TS000 – What is Theory of Knowledge?