In this edition of TOKSmart we will explore if it is in principle possible to measure anything accurately. How does a measurement change the value of that what you want to measure? Listen to find out! Every measurement changes the object that we want to measure. This is called the Observer Effect. When we stick… Continue reading TS004 – What is the Observer Effect?
TS003 – The Mpemba Effect: Mind your variables!
In this episode I would like to explain why hot water freezes faster than cold water, when put into the freezer. It is a very counter-intuitive observation, it’s a paradox. This is called the Mpemba Effect. The effect is named according to Tanzanian high-school student Erasto B. Mpemba who re-discovered the effect while making ice-cream,… Continue reading TS003 – The Mpemba Effect: Mind your variables!
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?