This 2nd FOA has given me the opportunity to implement the feedback I received on my first attempt. My main feedback from last time was to work more on incorporating more points about CARP (context, audience, reception and purpose). This time around since I was talking about the representation of men in Gillette’s 2019 advertisement… Continue Reading Reflecting on my 2nd FOA

# Category: Academic

## Where does intuition actually help us?

I never really understood what intuition was before started looking at it in class. I knew I had it, but I never tried to reason what was going on when my intuition was at play. Before I was aware of what intuition was I would say I barely trusted mine unless it was a very strong… Continue Reading Where does intuition actually help us?

## Conceptual understandings about Reason

Despite the perception of reasoning being a pure method of decision making, when applied to real life situations it is still subject to numerous cognitive and paradigm biases that influence the premises we start with, and therefore the claim we end up with. No one is really free of bias and in some way or… Continue Reading Conceptual understandings about Reason

## Cognitive biases

This post will be discussing 4 types of cognitive biases Self- Enhancing transmission bias In the process of protecting one’s ego, a person takes more responsibility for their successes and try to blame failures on external factors, as they find it hard to come to terms with their mistakes. I think this bias can be particularly damaging… Continue Reading Cognitive biases

## Hidden flaws of logical arguments

It is quite easy to state that an argument is a series of statements (premises) that are logically connected to support a final claim, when applied to areas of knowledge that are robust, such as maths, this definition of an argument is valid. But, somewhat like the natural sciences, when applied to the real world where humans become… Continue Reading Hidden flaws of logical arguments

## Conceptual understandings in maths

Maths is founded on axioms, and therefore always arrives at ‘certain’ results, but less frequently at the ‘truth’. Since the axioms of maths are essentially made up, we can never be sure that they are the ‘truth’, and therefore we can never be sure that the maths branching from these axioms is the ‘truth’, however,… Continue Reading Conceptual understandings in maths

## Conceptual understandings about the arts

Art tends to be created from the truth of an artist but interpreted with the truths of the receiver, which consists of their personal knowledge and experiences. Simply this means that art is created with a certain intention, but it is not ever certain that it will be interpreted in the intended way. For example,… Continue Reading Conceptual understandings about the arts

## The nature of Mathematical Knowledge

I used to think there was a murky line dividing maths and science, that the two could easily be the same thing given a different name, and more often that maths was a science. But after our lesson, and reading a section of the textbook, this line has become more defined, and I have come… Continue Reading The nature of Mathematical Knowledge

## Disruptive Art

It took me a while to think of which piece of art has influenced me the most, and I boiled it down to the movie Interstellar. See, I don’t cry very often, but this movie got me. I first watched it on a plane, the tiny screen, and the bad quality sound did not even… Continue Reading Disruptive Art

## Arts and knowledge, a truthful experience

The power of the arts lies in its coexistence of things that are real and not real. What I mean by this is that, if we look at a photo, it is real because it captures existing things, but unreal because we are unable to experience its components consciously in the way that a photo lets… Continue Reading Arts and knowledge, a truthful experience