Here is the make up assignment. Your writing and research can be submitted as an email to Mr. Braman; the synthesis is a product to be published outside his office 2410g. Make it good.
Our discussion of Love
Without doing any research, write a few sentences or more about each of the following prompts (be sure to use examples):
What is love [of people or groups, not material things]?
Is it one thing? Or many things? Explain.
Describe the different types of love?
Is love the same thing to different people? Why or why not?
Should we think of Love as receiving? Or giving?
Is it best known as “love for” or “love of?”
What tools do we use to know about love?
Consider the ToK diagram at right.
Which Ways of Knowing apply as we try to know love?
Who should we ask to know more about Love?
A chemist? A biologist? An anthropologist? A psychologist? An artist? A painter? A dancer? An author? A musician? A poet? What perspectives would each bring to the conversation? Discuss.
Which would be the most informed in your view?
Research at least four different sources that would tell you about love. Make sure they are a diverse set of experts (different fields, perspectives). Write a brief paragraph about what makes their view a quality one.
Synthesize your thoughts about love and create a reflection based on your experience. It will go up on the wall of the hallway outside Mr. Braman’s office. Post it when you are done. Be sure to include:
- Your synthesis (answer) of the questions: What is love and how should love be understood?
- Evidence from your own personal experience to support your argument
- Consideration of an additional perspective to the question raised
- Evidence from at least two sources … and your analysis to interpret the sources