Knowledge and Doubt

“We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases” (adapted from JW
von Goethe).

Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.

Thoughts to consider with essay 2 include:

what is a paradox?
to what extent is the growth of knowledge the growth of our conceptual schemes?
is the ability to ask new questions simply increased ignorance or increased doubt?

This is an essay for the ib tok course. You can use as many as resources you would like to use.

Last Updated on February 13, 2018

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