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Determination Of Water Crystalization

I. Aim: To determine the formula of the hydrate of copper (II) sulfate. II. Hypothesis: Hydrates are ionic compounds that have a definite amount of water as part of their structure. The water is chemically combined with the salt in a definite ratio. Ratios vary in different hydrates but are specific for any given hydrate…. View Article

Equilibrium Changes

Research Topic: In this lab we will be observing the qualitative changes in equilibrium by changing known concentrations of reactants: iron and thiocyanate ions, and finding its effect on the position of equilibrium. We will be using a colorimeter to find the absorbance of the solutions with known concentrations and we will plot a graph… View Article

Does Language Determine or Limit Thought?

Life is divided between things that can make you feel, emotions, and things that make you think, thoughts.1 Language is the primary way for humans to express these feelings of thought and emotion. Language can be any form of communication that has a specific meaning which is conveyed to other people.2 With this, we are… View Article

Different cultures have different truths

“Different cultures have different truths.” “A truth is that which can be accepted universally.” What are the implications for knowledge of agreeing with these opposite statements? “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set yet free.” A powerful, simple statement, taken from the bible. The eternal struggle of mankind, however, has been to find… View Article

Language and reason as ways of knowing

Knowledge is also said as ‘ways of knowing’. It means ‘information and skills acquired through experience and education’. The acquisition of knowledge is done by three main factors; perception, language and reason. In this essay we sought to see the strengths and limitations of those learning approaches. Let’s take an example, how do we know… View Article

Area of knowledge

It can certainly be argued that though language and emotion play vital roles within any area of knowledge, it is within history that it manifests itself the clearest. History as an area of knowledge presents an opportunity to explore the implications of both language and emotion, and their effect on interpreting history. The understanding of… View Article

Holocaust and WW2

There is another side of the historical interpretation of WW2 with some historians seeming to play down the actions of the Nazis. One German historian, Ernst Nolte downplays the Holocaust as he believed that “It was in essence a riposte to Bolshevism”3. Indeed these differing sides to the debate became known as the “Historikerstreit” or… View Article

Discuss the roles of language and reason in history

The study of history is one in which people or communities attempt to understand the nature of humans through the study of events in the past. When we look at historiography or the writings of history, we are looking at the study of historical events that have been seen as relevant and meaningful by historians…. View Article

Theory of Knowledge

Art is a thing created by an individual using a rare, natural and creative talent. Some people say that it is impossible to define the meaning of art. They could be wrong as if it couldn’t be defined, then the word ‘art’ would have no value in our language. Since we use it all the… View Article

Does language affect thought?

Thinking is possible without language because expressing a thought is often limited by words. As the famous saying says “a picture is worth a thousand words” this may also mean an idea a though or a picture in your mind, is worth a thousand words. Many times, people would like to express something they are… View Article

Individual’s knowledge of cats

An individual’s knowledge about cats may come from many different places. The basics for someone’s knowledge about cats may have started when they were a child. If they had a bad experience with a cat then they might claim to “know” that all cats are mean. This could make them believe that cats are mean… View Article

Knowledge and Emotion

Emotion plays a big role in gaining knowledge even though when we do not realize it. Therefore, I agree with the quote, “There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours.” by Arnold Bennett, an English novelist. First of… View Article

One’s definition of society

“Context is all” a statement found in the award winning novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. At first it seems to make sense but upon closer investigation it raises the question, Is there no such thing as truth? To be able to answer this question it is important to find the appropriate definitions of… View Article

Expression of a person’s mental state

Emotions, feelings and intuition is the expression of a person’s mental state, normally based on the person’s internal (physical) and external (social), sensory feeling.[8] We use emotions to determine our personal state of mind, we can be angry, sad and confused; and through emotion we can arrive at the truth that we are depressed. Regardless this… View Article

Margaret Atwood

I came across the quote “Context is all; or is it ripeness? One or the other”[1] when reading Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” for English. I didn’t give it much attention, because since I was 12, I had come to the conclusion that there was no such thing as a “fact” and every thought… View Article