The TOK Essay Prescribed Topics (May 2019)
The following are the prescribed TOK essay titles for 2019. Students will have 1600 words to answer these titles.
1. “The quality of knowledge is best measured by how many people accept it.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.
2. “The production of knowledge is always a collaborative task and never solely a product of the individual.” Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.
3. Do good explanations have to be true? (Click to see sample)
4. “Disinterestedness is essential in the pursuit of knowledge.” Discuss this claim with reference to two areas of knowledge.
5. “The production of knowledge requires accepting conclusions that go beyond the evidence for them.” Discuss this claim.
6. “One way to assure the health of discipline is to nurture contrasting perspectives.” Discuss this claim.