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The November 2020 TOK Essay Titles

Here are the Theory of Knowledge Essay prescribed titles (for the November 2020 session). You'll have 1600 words to answer your title.

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The TOK Prescribed Titles

  1. "If a disagreement about knowledge claims needs to be resolved, then it is essential to give equal attention to both sides.” Under what circumstances is this good advice?

  2. “Understanding something requires being able to answer ‘What if…?’ questions about it.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

  3. “Too much of our knowledge revolves around ourselves, as if we are the most important thing in the universe” (adapted from Carlo Rovelli). Why might this be problematic?

  4. “The process of gaining knowledge is more valuable than reaching an end result.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

  5. “The questions we can ask depend more on what we already know than on what we do not know.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.

  6. “Reliable knowledge can lack certainty.” Explore this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.