TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOL ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
PORTFOLIO TASK 1/EXAM 2
Deniz Naz Kaya 11-O 123243
Emotional approach makes it hard to see all the
Because of the emotional background with the patient, the parents and the
husband can’t see the possible medical and legal consequences of cutting of the
life support of a pregnant patient.
perception: Mrs. Munoz seems dead and her
parents and her husband see her nothing more than a host for a fetus so they
simply cannot understand a life continues in her as they cannot see or feel the
baby. As they can’t sense the baby they also can’t attach emotionally to it
which leads them to not to care for the baby.
Knowledge: Munoz family experienced death before, they know that
their daughter will not wake up ever again. As they struggled this situation
before and see the consequences, they are sure that a death will make them
miserable. In order to protect themselves from it, they try
to reduce the effects by acting really careful which also leads
them to be emotional.
Knowledge: Even though Mrs Munoz’ family see their
daughter’s heart is beating, they know that she won’t wake up ever again. It
hurts them the most as it feels like she is alive with her beating heart lying
on a bed with her baby. Society imposes them brain-dead means
official dead so by this shared knowledge they know their daughter is not
alive. That’s why they don’t want to see their daughter like a living human
being and want to cut her life support and let her die in peace.
People value on ethics especially when death is concerned. Knowing that a
person is dead and completely useless to him/herself and still let this person
to lie on a bed with the help of a life support is completely against the
ethics which are influenced by the society.
language has a significant impact on the culture, it
also affects the ethics which are assimilated by
the society of this culture. People are attached to their
traditions and language emotionally based on the ethics which makes things
like decision-making hard for them.
What can be considered as ‘ethical’? To what extend can we rely on
the ethics when we want to make dependable decisions?
development: Have the ethical decisions we make today, would
still considered to be ethical if they had been experienced 100 years
ago? Does our perspective for ethics influenced and changed by the emotions we
been through in our lives?
Between Main AOK and Related AOK
Sciences: There is a conflict between the ethics
which are based on the emotions and the law. In this case, judgements
made by not caring the human physiology which ends up with referring by the
people who stuck in their emotions as ‘not ethical’.
What role does the emotions play in the judgement of human sciences?
FERNANDEZ, Manny. ‘Pregnant, and Forced to Stay on Life Support’. The New York
Times, 7 Jan. 2014 ,17 Dec.2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/us/pregnant-and-forced-to-stay-on-life-support.html