Practice TOK Essay

Title: "The possession of knowledge carries an ethical responsibility." Evaluate this claim with regards to the human sciences and one other area of knowledge.
Ever since the advent of philosophy in Ancient Greece, the power and meaning of knowledge has been questioned. For Plato, there was an inherent ethical responsibility withing knowledge, where you had to "lead others out of the cave" of ignorance through conversation and discussion. His teacher, Socrates, was constantly questioning the widely held knowledge in Athens, arguing that the responsibility behind knowledge was to question it. However, as time passed and philosophy became a deeper field not dictated just by ancient Greeks, the ethical responsibility behind knowledge has become murkier waters which has confused people for generations.
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