Theory of Knowledge

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
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  Introduction

 
 

There are many points in our daily life where we might be mistaken about things or have cause to doubt them. As an exercise, I want you to think about the types of mistake that are possible and what that mistake is due to. So, for instance, I might think that today is Tuesday, when it is actually Thursday, which I could consider a lapse of memory. Set your answers out in a table like this:

Mistake
Reason
Thinking it is Tuesday not Thursday Lapse of Memory
Mathematical mistake (42 + 59 = 111) Faulty Reasoning

Try and cover as many different types of mistake as you can think of (there is no need to list more than one example for each type - confusing Tuesday and Thursday is an example of faulty memory, so there is no need to list other examples).

Once you have done this, move on to the next section.

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