Theory Of Knowledge 2 Essay Research Paper — страница 2

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perception of logic is. We either use inductive logic or deductive logic to figure out what is logically possible in life. Inductive logic is very much like how we deal with history. In inductive logic we have the leap from the specific to the general. We take certain specific examples and from that we learn to generalize. This is not wrong for without some sort of generalization we would be perpetually trying to correct ourselves. An example of Inductive Logic: Tom was suspended from school for fighting therefore I believe that all students will be suspended for fighting. We assume that all students will be suspended because Tom was suspended. In the same we decide to accept what is presented to us as history because logically it is ok. We accept all facts to be true in a

history book for example because some of them are. It is a logically sound decision. From all this we can also add that History is a tool for us along with a subject. We can use to learn from mistakes and change. It is a reflection of life itself, which is a pursuit of knowledge. We know that history is subjective and fragmented where there is no ultimate truth and that is one of its greatest traits but in the same way it raises some questions. If there is no truth that brings all the ends together then how can it really be reality? Or does that say that reality itself has truth but it too is hard to find. It seems a bit upsetting to think that there is no truth in History. For it is a firm belief of many people that History is there to teach us not to repeat the past. A class

example is the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Americans in World War 2. Is this a lesson that bad guys never win or that the atomic bomb should not have been used? Even now, with the lingering legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there still is a controversy. We have more knowledge about the bomb now, but does that mean we are closer to the truth we ardently pursue? I believe your knowledge is a myth and you believe mine’s is and we both think person X is just a bumbling fool for hoping it will never happen again. We all look at the same event, and see something else. Why? And it told us nothing in terms of the truth so is history and it’s parts just a farce? If history’s limitations are like those of knowledge, then that’s a farce too. Could we then boldly say

that Life is a Farce too? Once again the same question arises. Do all the parts make up a whole? We live with the constant hope that atrocities of our past are not repeated. But can hope fit in with the myth and the reality of history. Hope is not only hope things get better or I hope that doesn’t happen again. hope is why we study history — we hope to embrace more of the Baobab tree but with an interesting twist we hope we are right too. History plays an important part in our pursuit of knowledge where we want to acquire it and find the ultimate truth. History is made up of many parts, be it what we perceive as reality and what we logically settle on and discard as truth and fallacy. It is the basis for communication, education and change. And with it (be it myth or reality

or both together in harmony) mankind looks to the future for prosperity, change and the ever increasing thirst for knowledge. 332