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This Glossary provides help with vocabulary used in the Workbook that accompanies

'Thinking Through A World of Ideas'.

1.     Government

i)                   Thomas Hobbes

 

Q: What would life be like if there was no higher authority than ourselves: if we were totally free to do whatever we liked, whenever we wanted?

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘authority’.

 

GOVERNORS

PREFECT

OFFICIALS  

CONTROL 

OBEY 

OFFICIAL   

POLICE 

COLONEL   

COMMANDER   

DISOBEY 

DISREGARD   

LOCAL   

OFFICER   

OFFICIALDOM   

ORDERS 

POLICEMAN   

RESPECT 

SALUTE 

BAN 

BOSS     

CHAIRMAN   

CHOOSERS   

CIVIL 

COMMAND   

COMPEL 

COMPLAIN   

CONDITION    

DEMOCRATIC   

DENIAL 

DEPRESSING   

DETECTOR 

DETERMINED   

DIRECTOR 

DISALLOW  

DISAPPROVE   

DISCIPLINE 

DISMISSED   

DISTRUST 

DOMINANT   

FOREMOST   

FORMS 

HARSH   

HEADMASTER   

HYPOCRISY   

INJUSTICE 

JAILER 

JUDICIAL   

JUSTIFIED 

LABEL 

LEADER   

LECTURER   

       LICENCE 

MAGISTRATES   

MISMANAGED   

OBLIGATORY 

OPPRESSOR 

ORGANISATION   

ORGANIZATION   

PARENT 

PARENTS   

PERMISSION   

POSITION 

POSTS   

SENIOR       

STAMP   

STATE 

STEWARD   

STRICT 

TEACHER   

TITLE    

TROUBLE 

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ii)                Niccolo Machiavelli

Why do you think people respect strong leaders?  What kind of leader would you respect most?  Give reasons and examples in your answer.

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘strength’.

 

WEAKNESS  

MUSCLE  

WEAK  

FORCE  

ARM        

MUSCLES   

POWER     

STRONG   

WHITE 

ARMS   

ATHLETE     

CALM   

CONCENTRATION   

COURAGE 

FIRMNESS   

FORT 

FORTITUDE   

      GRIP 

HARD     

IRON 

MAN      

MATERIALS   

MEN   

MIGHT   

MIND 

PEOPLE 

PROTECTION   

PULL 

PURPOSE   

STRESS   

TENSION   

TOUGHNESS   

TOWER 

UNAFRAID   

VIGOUR  

VIRILITY   

VITALITY   

WEIGHT 

WILL 

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iii)              Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

Is it ever right to take someone’s property without their consent?  In what circumstances?

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘property’.

 

HOUSE 

LAND  

MINE  

LOST  

OWN  

OWNER  

OWNERSHIP   

CAPITALIST   

DEVELOPMENT   

ESTATE 

GOODS   

GOVERNMENT   

HOME 

HOUSES   

LAWYER   

MARKET   

MONEY 

OWNERS   

THEFT 

ACT 

AGENT   

BELONGING   

BILL 

CHARACTERISTIC   

CLOTHES 

DISTRICT  

FIELDS 

FLATS  

HOLDER   

INVESTMENT   

KEEP 

MERCHANT   

MORTGAGE   

OWNED   

PARENTS   

POSSESSION   

POSSESSIONS   

PRIVATE 

RECORDS   

RICH 

RIGHTS   

SHARES   

TAX 

TYCOON   

VALUE 

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iv)              Thomas Jefferson 

What does the word ‘democracy’ mean?  Do you think your country is democratic?

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘democratic’.

GOVERNMENT

REPUBLIC

PARTY  

PEOPLE  

COUNTRY     

FREE 

REPUBLICAN   

STATE 

VOTE   

POLITICS   

UNDEMOCRATIC     

AUTHORITY   

COMMUNIST   

CONVENTION   

EQUAL 

FAIR 

FREEDOM   

GOOD   

HYPOCRITE   

INSTITUTIONS   

JUST 

LIBERAL   

LIFE 

OFFICIAL   

PARLIAMENT   

PATHETIC 

PRESIDENT   

PUBLIC   

RUBBISH    

UNIVERSITY   

UNTRUE 

UNTRUTH   

WASTE 

WAY 

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v)                Hannah Arendt

 

How would you define ‘the human spirit’?  Why would anyone want to crush it?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘tyrant’.

 

OPPRESSOR

OPPRESSION   

OVERLORD   

AGGRESSOR   

CRUEL 

DICTATORSHIP   

POWERFUL 

TERRORIST   

ANARCHIST   

BOSS  

DICTATE   

EDITOR 

HEADMASTER   

KNAVE 

LANDLORD   

MONARCH  

REGIME 

TERROR   

UNJUST   

KING  

DICTATOR  

POWER  

RULER  

BULLY      

MAN 

OGRE        

AWKWARD   

BAD 

BLACK   

CASTLE    

DESPOT   

GENERAL   

INFIDEL   

KNAVE   

LANDLORD   

OVERLORD   

PETTY     

ROGUE 

RUTHLESS   

SLAVE   

STRONG   

SUCCESS   

VILLIAN  

WHIP 

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2.     Justice

i) Aristotle

What is justice?  Could you define it?  Do you think your society is a just one or not?

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘justice’.

 

LAW  

PEACE  

JUDGE  

COURT  

INJUSTICE  

SCALES  

GOOD 

DONE   

FAIR 

FREEDOM   

ORDER 

RIGHT   

TRIAL   

TRUTH   

BLIND   

CHIEF 

COURTS   

FEAT 

HOPE   

IMPOSSIBLE 

JAIL 

JURY 

LAW COURT   

LAWYER 

MALICE 

MERCY  

MINISTER   

OF THE PEACE   

RIGHTEOUSNESS   

ROUGH   

UNATTAINABLE  

WRONG 

INJUSTICE 

FAIRNESS   

SCALES 

UNFAIR

LAW  

LAW-COURT  

JURY

JUDGE  

JUDGMENT  

AUTHORITY   

CRIMINAL 

JUDICIAL 

JUSTIFIED  

LEGAL 

LIBERTY   

MAGISTRATE   

MAGISTRATES   

MERCY 

TRIAL 

UNFAIRNESS   

VERDICT 

ADJUSTMENT   

APPEAL 

CONJURORS   

CORONER 

DISPENSE   

FREEDOM

HARSH 

HINDERED   

JAIL 

JUDGEMENT   

JUST 

LACK   

LAWYERS   

MALICE 

MERCY

MINISTER   

PENURY 

PILLAR 

PINNACLE   

POLICE 

POWER   

PREJUDICE   

PRESENT 

RIGHT  

RIGHTEOUSNESS   

RIGHTFUL 

STEALING   

TOUGH 

UNJUST   

WORRY   

WRATH  .

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ii) Frederick Douglass

Do you think it is always right to treat people in different ways?  Why do you think that?  Do you think you are fairly typical in the way you deal with other people?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘prejudice’.

PRIDE

BIAS  

BIGOTRY  

ATTITUDE    

HATER

OPINION 

UNFAIRNESS  

ALIENATE  

ANTICIPATION  

COLOR 

COLOUR  

COLOURED  

CONDEMNATION  

DISTINCTION  

EXTREME 

HATE 

IGNORANCE  

IMMIGRANT    

POLITICIANS  

PREFERENCES 

PRINCIPLES  

RACIALISM  

RIGHTEOUSNESS  

UNEQUAL 

UNFAIR 

RACIAL 

PRIDE 

BIAS   

RACE  

BLACK  

BIASED  

JUDGE 

AGAINST  

APARTHEID  

BAD    

BIGOTRY  

BLACKS 

BLIND 

CASE 

COURT  

DISLIKE  

FREEDOM  

HATE 

INTOLERANCE 

JUSTICE    

LAW 

NARROW  

NATURE  

NAUSEA     

ONE SIDED  

OPINION 

REALLY  

UNJUST  

VICE 

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iii) Henry David Thoreau

Is government necessary?  Why?  Why not?  What does a government do that cannot be done by individuals?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘government’

 

DEMOCRATIC 

CONSTITUTION 

POLITICS 

PARLIAMENT 

POLICY

LEGISLATE 

POLITIC 

POLITICIANS 

CORRUPTION 

ECONOMY 

LABOUR 

STATE  

MISMANAGED 

OFFICIALS 

OPPOSITION 

REGIME 

ANARCHY 

      AUTHORITY 

CAPITALIST 

CRISIS 

DEVALUE 

ECONOMICS 

HOME RULE 

HYPOCRISY 

OFFICIALDOM 

OPPRESSOR 

POLITICIAN 

POWER 

PROPERTY 

SANCTION 

SOCIALISM

SOCIALIST 

ALDERMAN

ANARCHIST

BIAS  

CENSOR  

COMMITTEE   

CONCESSIVE  

CONSERVATIVE  

CONSULATE  

CORRUPT  

COUNCIL  

DECAY  

DEPARTMENT  

DEVIANT  

DICTATE  

EFFICIENT 

ELECT  

ENEMY  

EXPEDIENT 

FIASCO  

FORMS  

FREEZE 

HOUSING 

IMPERSONAL 

LOCAL

MAJORITY 

MANIPULATE 

MISERLY  

NEGLECT 

OFFICIAL 

OPPOSE 

OPPOSED

ORGANIZATION 

PAMPHLET

PLANNING

PLUTOCRAT 

POLL 

PRECARIOUS 

REFORM

REPRESENTATIVE 

REPUBLIC 

SECURITY

WELFARE

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iv) Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Do you think the words ‘better than’ should be applied to people?  If so, why?  If not, why not?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘equality’.

WOMEN 

FRATERNITY 

INEQUALITY 

RACE

SAME 

SEX 

EQUAL 

FEMALE 

SEXES 

FREEDOM 

LIBERTY 

COMMUNISM 

RACIAL 

BALANCE 

BLACK 

EQUALS 

EQUATE 

EQUIVALENT 

EVEN

FAIRNESS 

FEMALES  

LABOUR  

OPPORTUNITY 

PLEASANT 

PROBLEMS 

RACES 

RIGHTS 

SEXUAL 

SOCIAL

SOCIALISM 

VOTE

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v) Martin Luther King Jr.

What should people do if they are denied the right to protest over an injustice?  How far should protest be allowed?

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘injustice’.

JUSTICE

LAW  

WRONG 

UNFAIR 

COURT 

JUDGE 

CRIMINAL 

ANGER 

BAD 

CRIME 

CRUELTY 

LIFE 

PEACE   

APARTHEID 

AUTHORITY   

COLOUR 

COURTS 

EVIL  

FAIRNESS  

FALLACY 

FEAR 

FIGHT 

FORCE 

FREEDOM 

FREQUENT 

GUILT 

HATE 

ILL 

INHUMAN 

INJUSTICE 

INTOLERANCE  

MISTAKE

ORDER

PLENTY

QUARREL

REMEDY

RIGHT

TRIAL

UNFAIRNESS 

WORLD 

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3.     Wealth and Poverty

Adam Smith

Is economic activity always increased by competition?  Are there ever any exceptions?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘wealth’.

MONEY

RICHES

POVERTY

RICH

HEALTH

POOR

GOLD

AFFLUENCE 

       CAPITAL

COMFORT

CRIME

DECEIT

DISTINCTION

EXPENSE

FUTURE

GREAT

HAPPINESS

MAN

NATION

POUND

SECURITY 

SPLENDOUR

STOLID

WHITE

WISDOM

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i)                   Karl Marx

Should the labour of a man be treated as other factors of production such as capital and land?  If not, why not?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘capitalism’.

MONEY

COMMUNISM

SOCIALISM

GOOD

POLITICS

DEMOCRACY

EXPLOITATION

FACTORY

INDUSTRY

MARXISM

STATE 

ANARCHY

BUSINESS

CAPITAL

DEMOCRATIC

DICTATOR

ECONOMICS

FASCISM

FASCIST

FEAR

FEUDAL

GAIN

GAINS

HATE

HISTORY

IMPERIALISM

JUSTIFICATION

MATERIALS 

PROLETARIAT

RACIALIST

REVOLUTION

SOCIAL

SOCIETY

WORK

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ii)                John Kenneth Galbraith

Is a certain amount of ‘relative poverty’ inevitable in a free society?  How could ‘relative poverty’ be removed?  Would this be desirable?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘poverty’.

POOR

STRICKEN

HUNGER

SLUM

RICH  

SLUMS  

MISERY 

WEALTH

BREAD 

DEGRADATION 

MONEY 

RICHES 

ACTION

BAD  

BEGGAR 

BROKEN 

CHILDREN 

DESPAIR 

DESTITUTE 

DRUDGERY 

FAMINE 

FILTH 

HELP 

MISFORTUNE 

PEASANT   

RAGS  

RICHNESS  

SHACK  

SQUALOR    

WORRY  

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iv) Milton & Rose Friedman

Is freedom of opportunity sufficient for everyone to be free?  Is freedom of opportunity possible or impossible?  If it is not possible, what prevents it from being so?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘opportunity’.

KNOCKS

CHANCE  

LUCK  

JOB 

MISSED

TAKEN 

ABILITY 

ARISES 

FAILURE 

FIND

FUTURE 

GOAL 

GOOD 

HAPPINESS 

MISSES  

OFFERS  

PEOPLE  

SELDOM  

STOPS  

TIME  

WORK  

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iii)              Robert B. Reich

What is implied by the phrase ‘producing at the lowest cost’?  Which variables would you include under costs?

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘cost’.

PRICE

EXPENSE

FEE

EXPENSES

CHARGE

FARE

ACCOUNT  

AMOUNT    

EXPENSIVE  

ACCOUNTANT  

ACCOUNTS  

ACHIEVEMENT  

BENEFIT

BOUGHT    

DEAR  

DEAREST  

DEFICIT  

EFFECTIVENESS  

EXCESSIVE  

LUXURY  

MERCHANDISE  

MOST

OWING  

PARADISE  

PAY   

PRODUCTION  

PURLOIN  

REASONABLE  

RISING

ROBBING  

SUMS      

TOTAL  

TRADE  

VALUE  

VALUES  

WEIGH    

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iv)              John Paul Getty

Am I always free to spend my money as I wish?  Do you think there are any exceptions, and if so, what are they?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘wealth’.

PROSPERITY

AFFLUENCE

RICHES

HEALTH

PROSPERITY

ACCUMULATE

INHERITED

MONEY

PROSPEROUS

GRANDEUR

POSSESSIONS

ACQUIRED

MATERIAL    

POVERTY

ARISTOCRACY  

DEARTH  

JEWEL  

MINERAL  

MONIES     

ACCRUE  

ACUMEN  

BEREFT  

BOUNTIFUL  

CAPITAL   

COMMERCE   

DESERVING  

ECONOMY  

FINANCE  

FITNESS  

FORTUNE  

FUND  

GOLD  

HARD WORK  

HARDSHIP  

HOARD   

JEWELS  

MEANS  

MILLIONAIRE  

PALACE  

PILFERING  

PLENTY  

POOR  

POSSESSION  

REALISED  

REFUSED  

RICH  

SHARE

SLATE   

STATUS  

TAP

THRIFT  

TREASURE  

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4.     The Mind

i)                   Plato

Which is the most important of the five senses or are they equally important?  Could you rank them in importance and give your reasons for choosing which one you would place first and which last?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘senses’.

EYES

SMELL  

TOUCH  

FEELINGS  

FIVE  

FEELING  

FEELS  

LENSES  

MIND  

NOSE  

PERCEPTION  

SIGHT

EARS

EYE

LOST

NERVOUS

SIX

BEMUSED

BODY

CONSCIOUS

CONTACT

CRY

DEAD

FASCINATING

FEAR

FINE

HEAR

HEARING

INTENTION

KNOCKED

LIFE

MEDIA

MINDS

NERVES

NEURONS 

ORGANS

PLEASURE

PSYCHOLOGY  

SENSELESS

STIMULATED

SWOON

WITS

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ii)                Sigmund Freud

What part, if any, do you think your sub-conscious plays a part in your life?  Can you provide examples?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘consciousness’.

AWAKE

AWARE

ALIVE

SLEEP

AWARENESS

MIND

BRAIN

THOUGHT

UNCONSCIOUS

UNCONSCIOUSNESS

DEATH

PATIENT

ACCIDENT  

       ALERT 

BODY  

DARK  

DREAM  

FLOW  

FUN 

HAPPY  

HAZE 

KNOWING  

LIFE 

LIGHT  

NOW 

OF MIND 

OUT 

REIGN  

SELF 

SENSE  

SENSES  

SOBER 

STREAM  

WAKE 

WAKING  

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iii)              Carl Jung

Do you think we are born knowing certain things?  If so, what sort of things?  Does civilization add or subtract from the items we think we know from birth?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘knowledge’.

       COGNITION 

KNOWING 

KNOW 

ENLIGHTENMENT 

LEARNING 

IGNORANCE  

INFORMATION  

WISDOM 

ABILITY    

SAVOIR   

EXPERT   

ASSIMILATE   

EXPERIENCE   

GENERAL  

INSIGHT  

REALISATION   

RECOGNITION   

SCIENCE  

CERTAINTY   

FACT  

IGNORANT  

INTELLIGENCE   

KNEW  

KNOWN   

LEARN    

ACQUIRED   

AQUAINTANCE 

FACTS 

IGNORE   

INSTINCT   

QUEST 

ABSORB   

ACKNOWLEDGED 

ACQUAINTANCE 

ACQUIRE 

ACUMEN.

ADEQUATE   

ADVICE 

ANGST 

ASCERTAIN  

ATTAIN     

BASIC 

BELIEF   

BOOK 

BOOKS   

CAPABLE   

COMPARTMENTS   

DEPRESSED   

DISCOVER   

DOUBT  

EDUCATE   

EDUCATION   

ENQUIRIES 

ESSENTIAL  

ETHICS 

FAME 

FIND OUT 

FOUNTAIN   

GRASP 

HEALTH   

HEDONIST   

IDEALS 

IMBIBE   

INDEX 

INDIFFERENT   

INSIDE 

INTELLECT   

LACUNAE 

LIGHT 

MINDS   

PAMPHLET   

PARIAH 

PERCEPTION      

PROFESSOR 

QUESTION 

READING 

REALIZE   

RELIGIOUS   

RESULTS 

RETAIN 

REVEAL   

SCIENTIFIC   

SCIENTIST 

SEEKING   

SEMINAR   

SENSE 

SPECIALIZE 

TAUGHT 

THINKING 

THIRST 

TREASURE   

UNDERSTAND   

UNDERSTOOD   

UNIVERSAL 

UNSURE 

VISION 

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iv) Karen Horney

Do you agree that there is a part of each of us that cannot be shared with others – that belongs uniquely to each individual?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘individual’.

PERSON 

SELF  

ALONE   

PERSONAL   

FREEDOM  

MYSELF  

LONELY 

MAN 

SOLE  

BOURGEOIS   

CLOSE   

DETACHED   

DIFFERENCES   

DIFFERENT 

ENTITY 

GROUP

HUMAN 

MANY   

MARK   

MEASUREMENTS   

NONENTITY 

ORIGINAL 

OWN 

PERSONALITY   

PORTION 

RIGHTS   

SEAT 

SINGLE   

SOCIETY   

STYLE 

UNIQUE   

WISH 

WOMAN   

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iv)              Howard Gardner

Of the seven proposed types of intelligence proposed by Howard Gardner, which do you think is the most useful and why?  Which do you think are more useful than others for particular individuals?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘intelligence’.

TEST   

BRAINS  

CLEVER   

QUOTIENT   

BRAIN 

KNOWLEDGE    

MIND   

STUPIDITY   

ALIEN   

BRIGHT  

EXAM

GREAT   

HIGH 

IDIOT   

IGNORANCE   

LACK 

LACKING   

LECTURER   

MAN      

NEVER   

NORMAL   

PRESSURE   

QUICK 

QUOTA   

SENSE 

SERIOUS   

SMART 

THOUGHT   

UNDERSTANDING   

UNIVERSITY 

WISE 

WISH   

WIT 

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v)                Francis Crick

Is it possible to describe exactly what we see?  If not, why?  Can we say what a colour is without comparing it to something else?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘perception’.

SEE 

SEEING   

SIGHT  

EYES   

PSYCHOLOGY 

INSIGHT  

CLEAR 

EXTRA-SENSORY 

NOTICE 

OBSERVE   

PERCEIVE   

PHILOSOPHY   

SENSE 

THOUGHT   

ALERT 

CLEVER      

CORRECTION 

DECEIVE 

E.S.P.   

EXISTENCE   

EXPERIMENTS   

EXTERNAL 

EXTRA 

EYE 

HINT   

IDEAS   

ILLUSION   

INNER  

KEEN   

KNOWLEDGE   

LEARNED 

LOOKING   

METAPHYSICS   

MIND 

NARROW  

OBJECTS   

OBSERVATION   

THINK    

TRUTH 

UNDERSTANDING   

UNRELIABLE 

VISUAL 

WIT 

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5.     Nature

i)                   Francis Bacon

Can we really be sure of anything?  Is there such a thing as truth?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘reality’.

LIFE 

TRUTH   

DREAM   

FALSE  

REAL  

TRUE   

NOW   

DEATH   

FACT 

FANTASY   

HAPPENING   

IDEALISM 

ILLUSION   

UNREALITY   

APPEARANCE     

CRUEL  

DIMENSION   

DIMINISH 

FICTION 

GRIM 

IDEAL   

IDEALS   

MISTAKEN   

NEWS 

NICE 

NOTHING 

PRESENT   

PROOF 

SIGNIFICANT 

SOCIAL 

SOLID 

SURREALISM 

TERRIBLE 

VAGUE   

VEIL     

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ii)                Charles Darwin

What is implied when man is put at the top of the evolutionary pyramid?  Why do we think of ourselves as being at the top?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘evolution’.

  MAN

LIFE   

REVOLUTION   

APES  

BIRTH   

DEVELOPMENT   

EVOLVE    

TIME   

WORLD   

ANIMALS   

BABIES 

BECOME   

CHANGE   

CHARGE   

DINOSAUR   

DISSOLUTION   

DOWN 

EARTH  

FACT 

FISH  

GOD   

HEREDITY   

MANKIND   

MONKEYS   

NATURAL   

ORGANIC   

PREHISTORIC   

PROGRESS 

SCIENTIFIC   

SEX 

SPECIES   

SURVIVAL   

THEORY 

TRUTH 

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iii)              Stephen Jay Gould

Are animals capable of cruelty?  Is man capable of cruelty?  In what basic ways do man and beast differ?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘instinct’.

KILLER

PATERNAL   

AGGRESSIVE   

ANIMAL 

HERD 

BEHAVIOUR   

DESTRUCTIVE   

DISTINCTION 

IMPULSE 

MOTHER  

POSSESSIVE   

REACTION 

SIGN

THOUGHT   

NATURAL 

ANIMAL 

NATURE   

BIRDS 

FEAR  

IMPULSE   

INTUITION   

SENSE 

SMELL   

KNOWLEDGE   

REACTION 

REFLEX 

THOUGHT   

ACTION 

ANIMALS    

BABY 

BASIC   

BEE 

BIRD   

BITE   

BLANK   

CAVE-MAN   

CLEAR 

CRYING   

DEATH 

DRIVE   

EXTINCT   

FIRE 

FLEE  

FORCE   

HABIT  

IMMEDIATE   

IMPORTANCE   

INSECT 

INSTINCTIVE   

LEARNING   

MATERNAL   

MIND 

NATIVE   

NERVE 

NEVER   

NOTHING   

PANIC 

PRESERVATION   

SEX 

SURVIVAL   

TIGER 

WILL 

WRONG   

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6.     Law and Order

i)                   Socrates

Is living within the law a rational thing to do?  Why?/Why not?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘rationality’.

REASON 

SENSE

LOGIC   

REASONABLE 

THOUGHT 

SANITY   

EVEN 

MIND   

NATIONALITY   

SANE 

ALIEN   

BOREDOM      

CAREFUL 

CORRECT   

DESIGN 

DOUBT   

FAIRNESS   

FRACTION   

FRACTIONS   

GOOD 

HONESTY   

IDEALISM   

ILLOGICAL   

IMPORTANT   

IMPOSSIBLE   

INTUITION 

LOGICAL   

MAD

ORDER     

PRACTICAL   

PROGRESS 

RATIONAL   

REACTION   

REASONING   

SENSES 

SENSIBLE   

SOLUTION   

STEADY 

THINK 

THINKING   

VERBOSE

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ii) Robert Peel

Who should control the police force?  Should the police force be answerable to anyone, and if so, to whom?

 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘police’.

CAR 

MAN   

FORCE  

STATION   

AUTHORITY   

CONSTABLE   

LAW   

CALL     

COURT   

CRIME   

CRIMINAL   

CROOK 

FEAR 

FILE 

GAZETTE   

GUARD 

GUN 

INSPECTOR   

JAIL 

JUSTICE   

LIGHTS   

NOTICE   

OFFICER      

PLACE 

POWER   

PROTECT   

STATE   

TRIAL   

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                                 Rights

                                    i) Alexis de Tocqueville

What are the benefits of being free?  What are the benefits of feeling free?  Is there a difference between being free and feeling free?           

Here are some words associated with the word ‘free’.

COUNTRY 

LOVE 

       SPEECH   

FREEDOM   

LIBERTY 

MAN   

PRISON   

BORN 

CAPTIVE   

GREAT   

HOLD 

LIBERAL    

TRADE 

WILL    

BOND   

DEMOCRACY      

ENGAGED   

EXPENSIVE   

FOREVER   

FREE 

GIFT   

GRATIS  

IMPRISONED   

LIBERATE 

LIFE 

LIVE   

LOST   

OFFER     

PRESS 

PRISONER   

SAMPLE   

SPACE 

SUCCESS   

THINKING   

TIME 

TRAPPED   

UNATTACHED   

WAY


 

UNBOUND 

FOR NOTHING

RELEASED

LIBERAL  

RELEASE   

INDEPENDENT   

BORN 

ADMISSION   

LIBERTY

FANCY  

UNLADEN   

CAPTIVE     

IMMUNITY   

DUTY 

OFFER   

UNPAID   

BONDAGE   

DEMOCRATIC  

ESCAPE 

FREEDOM 

INNOCENT   

LAWLESS 

LAX 

PAID      

UNHARMED 

WANDERING    

ANARCHY 

BOREDOM   

BOUND 

CARE 

CARELESS   

CHOICE 

DEPENDENT   

EXPRESSION   

FALL 

FALLING   

FLOWING   

FREED 

LET GO   

LIVING   

LOOSE   

NATURALLY 

OCCUPIED 

OPENNESS   

RADICAL 

RANDOM   

RUNNING   

SPEECH   

TOKEN      

VACANT  

ABDUCTED   

ACCESS 

ADMIT    

ALONE 

AMBITION    

ANIMALS   

BACHELORS      

BELIEF 

BOLD 

CAGED         

CAUGHT   

CLAMPED   

COMPARTMENT 

COST 

DECORATION 

DELIVER 

DETATCHED   

DIFFICULT 

EASIER 

ELATION   

ESCAPISM    

FANTASTIC   

FEARLESS 

FEEL 

FICKLE   

FIRMAMENT   

FREE 

FREELY   

GIFTS   

GIVEN   

GLORIOUS      

HEALTH 

HOSTAGE 

IDEAS 

IMPRECISE  

IMPRISON   

INCLINATION   

INDIVIDUALITY   

INNOCENCE 

INSECURITY   

JAIL 

KINDLINESS   

LEASE 

LETTING   

LICENCE   

LOVE   

MANIA   

MARRIED   

MURDERER     

NEUTRAL   

NONCONFORMIST   

PASS 

PRIVATE   

PURCHASE   

RAMBLE 

RANGE 

RECOUNT   

REGARDLESS   

REPUBLIC 

RESISTANCE   

RESPONSIBILITY   

RESTRAINED 

SELECTION 

SOCIETY   

STORAGE   

STRUGGLE

TIED 

TROUBLE   

UNCONSCIOUS   

WHATEVER 

WILLING 

WOOD 

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                          ii) Mary Wollstonecraft  

Is equality between people possible?  If it is not possible, should we try to make it so?  How? 

Here are some words associated with the word ‘fairness’.

JUSTICE   

JUST 

EQUAL    

EQUALITY   

FAIR 

JUDGE   

EASY 

FOUL   

GOOD   

TRUTH   

CHEAT   

EXAMS   

CLASS   

CLEAN   

CONSIDERATE   

CORRECT    

DARKNESS   

DURESS 

EVEN 

GAMES   

GOODNESS   

HONEST 

JUDGEMENT   

KIND 

LIGHT   

PALE   

REFEREE   

SHOULD BE   

SPORT 

SQUARE   

UNCOMMON   

UNDERSTANDING      

WORK 

WRONG


 

EQUALITY 

INJUSTICE   

RATIONALITY   

REASONABLE   

UNFAIRNESS 

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ii)                Carol Gilligan

Do men and women need to be different in order to build society, or doesn’t it matter?  Can women do men’s tasks and vice versa?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘difference’.

SAME   

BETWEEN   

SIMILARITY   

CHANGE 

LARGE   

STRANGE   

SUBTRACT   

ALTERATION   

BARRIER 

CALCULATE   

CONCESSIVE   

EQUATION

EVERYTHING   

EVIDENT 

EXCEPTION   

FINITE 

INDIFFERENCE  

LIKENESS     

NIL 

ODD   

ODDITY   

OPINION  

PAIR 

PEOPLE  

RELIGION   

SAMENESS   

SEPARATION   

SIMILAR 

SUM     

TASTE 

TOLERANCE   

UNLIKE 

VARIATION

DISTINCTION 

SIMILARITY 

COMPARISON   

INDIFFERENCE   

BETWEEN 

EXCEPTION  

VARIETY   

AGREEMENT   

CONSIDER   

DIFFERENT   

ESSENTIAL   

OPINION 

SUM 

UNREAL   

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iii) G.K. Chesterton

If one man’s rights clash with another’s, who shall decide whose rights are to be upheld?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘rights’.

WRONGS 

CIVIL

HUMAN  

WRONG   

LAW 

MAN   

DEMONSTRATIONS   

DUTIES  

FREEDOM   

OF MAN   

BLACK 

CIVIC 

COMMUNITY   

DEMOCRACY   

LIBERTIES   

NECESSARY   

PLAY 

PRINCIPLES   

PRIVILEGE 

PRIVILEGES   

REAL 

RIGHTS   

WOMEN   


 

EQUAL 

CIVIL 

HUMAN  

AMENDS   

DEMAND   

BASIC 

BILL    

CHARTER   

CONDITIONS   

CONSTITUTION   

DEFEND 

DEMONSTRATE   

DENIAL 

EQUALITY   

ETHICS 

FORFEIT     

INDIVIDUAL   

LEGAL     

OBLIGATIONS   

PERSONAL 

PROPERTY   

REBELLION   

RIGHTS   

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                    8.    Averting catastrophe

                          i) Aldo Leopold

Is land ever worthless?  Why is some land worth more?  Are we right in deciding which land is worth more to us?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘land’.

SEA 

COUNTRY    

HOUSE   

AGENT   

ARISTOCRACY   

ARRIVE        

DOCK 

EARTH     

ESTATE       

GRANT 

GRASS   

HILLS     

LOCKED    

LOVE   

NOTHING   

OCEAN 

OPPORTUNITY   

OURS 

OWNER   

POSSESSION  

PROMISED 

PROPERTY   

ROCKS 

SIGHT   

SLIDE   

SOMEWHERE   

TERRAIN   

WATER 

WONDERFUL 


 

TERRAIN 

SCAPE 

FERTILE   

BARREN   

WASTE 

CONTINENT   

PLOT  

PROPERTY  

NATIVE 

TRACT 

CONTINENTS   

FARMER 

LAP 

MOOR   

DUKEDOM   

ESTATE 

HOLDING   

PENINSULA   

PROMISED 

SLUMBER   

SURVEY 

COMMON   

SIGHTED 

AGRICULTURE   

AGROUND 

AREA 

FARM   

FIRMAMENT   

GEOGRAPHIC   

ISLE 

LEASE   

SETTLEMENT      

TRESPASS   

WONDER 

ACES 

ALIGHT   

ALLOTMENT   

DISCOVERED   

ENCLOSURE 

FARMS 

FERTILITY   

GENTRY 

GEOGRAPHY  

GROUND 

PARK 

PASTURE   

PEASANT   

PLOUGH 

PREMISES   

SCRUB 

UNDULATE   

UNKNOWN   

ABROAD

ADVENTURE   

ARID 

ARISTOCRACY   

BORDER   

BORROW   

CHARTER   

CONTENTS   

CONTOURS   

COUNTRY 

COVER 

DALE 

DESERT   

DEVELOPMENT   

DISCOVER 

DOCK 

DRAINAGE  

EARTH 

ECOLOGY   

EROSION   

FAMINE   

FIELDS 

FLAT 

FORCES   

FOREIGN   

FOUNDERED   

FUN  

GEOLOGY   

GEOMETRY   

GESTURES   

GRABS  

HEATH  

HOMES  

INLAND 

ISLAND  

ISLES   

KINGDOM   

LACK

LANDING  

LAW      

MAIN 

MAINLAND   

MANOR 

MAP   

MINES   

NATURE   

OCCUPIED   

OWNED 

PARCHED   

PEASANTS   

PICTURESQUE   

PLAIN 

PLEASANT    

PRAIRIE 

PRAISE 

PRESERVE  

PRIVATE 

PROMISE   

QUAKE 

RENT 

SAFETY   

SEA 

SEASCAPE   

SHORE 

SHRUB   

SITE     

STERILE     

TILL 

TITLE    

UNDULATING  

WASTED   

WATERS   

WONDERFUL   

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iii)              Donnella Meadows

Why should we respect the Earth?  Are there ever any circumstances that lead us to show no respect to the Earth?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘respect’.

FATHER 

ADMIRE   .

LIKE 

LOVE   

PARENTS   

ADMIRATION   

ELDERS 

HATE 

WOMEN   

AUTHORITY   

HONOUR   

PEOPLE 

ABUSED   

ADORE 

ANARCHY   

ANNOY 

AWE 

COUNTRY   

DENIAL 

DISRESPECT   

ELDER 

ESTEEM   

FORMAL    

GIVE 

GOOD   

GREAT   

KINDLINESS   

LOOK UP TO 

PERSON   

POLICEMAN  

POLITENESS   

PROSPECT 

REGARD 

REVERE  

SCHOOL  

SELF 

STATUS   

UPLIFT   

WITHOUT   

WORSHIP 


 

AWE 

HONOUR  

REGARD 

HONOR 

TEACHER   

AFFECTION   

BOW

CONNECT   

CONSIDERATION     

DEMAND   

DISREGARD   

DISTINGUISHED   

DUTY 

HONOURS  

IMPRESS 

INNOCENCE   

JUDGE 

MAGISTRATE   

MANNER 

PARENTS   

REVERIE   

SALUTE 

SEEMLY   

THIEF 

TOKEN   

TREAT   

TRUST 

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iv)              Rachel Carson

Do we have the right to use land and natural resources as we see fit?  How can we limit our hunger for resources?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘natural’.

SYNTHETIC   

EASY

LIFE 

NATURE   

PEOPLE   

SELECTION   

STRANGE 

ABILITY 

AFFECTED   

ANIMAL 

ARTIFICIAL   

BASE 

BEAUTY   

BEHAVIOUR   

CAUSE 

CONTRIVED   

END 

ENEMY   

FACT 

FALLEN   

FEATURE   

FEELING   

FIELD 

FLOWER   

FOOD 

FORCES   

FRESH 

GOOD   

GREEN   

HUMAN   

INCLINATION   

LOVELY   

LOW     

OCCURRENCE   

ODD 

ONESELF   

ONLY 

ORDER   

ORDINARY   

PHILOSOPHY   

RARE 

REACTION   

REAL 

REALISTIC   

REFLEX 

RELAX 

RIGHT  

SCIENCE   

SEA 

SELF   

SENSE   

SOURCE   

SPRING   

STONE   

THING   

TREE 

UNUSUAL   

WISH   

WOMAN   


 

INSTINCT 

UNNATURAL        

SINNER 

NATURE   

RESPONSE   

SELECTION   

SETTING 

SUPER 

ABILITY   

AFFECTED   

AUTOMATIC   

AVOIDANCE   

BREEDS 

CAUSE 

CONSIDERATE   

EVOLUTION 

FABRIC 

HISTORY   

HUMAN 

INHUMAN   

LIVELY   

NATIVE   

NEUTER   

NEUTRAL   

NORMAL     

PHILOSOPHER   

PHILOSOPHY 

REALLY 

REFLEX   

RELIGIOUS   

SURPRISE 

SYNTHETIC   

TRUST    

UNIMPORTANT 

URGE 

WORTH   

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                          iv) William Wordsworth

Is too much importance attached to commerce?  Is there another way to live our lives, or is trading the only way?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘commerce’.

BUSINESS 

TRADE

MONEY   

INDUSTRY  

COLLEGE  

WORK 

ACCOUNTING 

ART 

BANKER  

BIG BUSINESS   

BOOKS 

BUILDING   

CAPITALISM   

COMMERCIAL   

ECONOMICS   

FACULTY 

FIDDLING    

LAW  

SALESMEN   

SCIENCE

SECRETARY      

SOCIAL SCIENCE   

TECHNOLOGY 

TOIL 

TRAVEL   

TYPE 

TYPING   

WEALTH   

WRITE 

WRITING   


 

COMMERCE

SKILLS   

EXPORT   

TOOLS 

TOURIST   

RETAIL 

SKILL 

SLAVE   

UNION   

HALL-MARK   

DEFICIT 

EXCHANGE   

FREE 

SHIPMENT   

SHOPKEEPER   

      SLAVERY 

TRICK 

AID 

BUILDER   

COMMERCIAL   

CRAFT 

DEALER   

DISTRIBUTED   

ECONOMY 

ENGINEERING   

FACTOR 

FOREIGN   

GRADE 

GUILDED   

INDUSTRY   

MANUFACTURER   

MERCHANDISE 

      MOTOR 

PLY 

QUALITY   

RANK 

SELL   

TEXTILE  

TOOL

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v)                D. H. Lawrence

What is the real value of the natural world to the individual?  What price must we pay to destroy it?

Here are some words associated with the word ‘value’.

MONEY 

WORTH  

PRICE 

LESS  

BARGAIN   

CHEAP 

EXPENSIVE   

GOLD 

GOOD   

GOODS   

WORTHLESS   

ADDED

ATTITUDE   

COST 

DEAR   

FLOWER   

FOR MONEY   

GREAT 

HIGH 

INTELLECT   

JEWELLERY   

LASTING 

LOSS 

LOST   

MAXIMUM   

NOTHING 

POUND 

PRIZE 

QUICKLY   

RATEABLE   

RELATIVE  

SALE 

SHOPPING    

SUPERMARKET   

SURPLUS 

THOUGHTS   

VALUELESS 


 

 WORTH 

NUISANCE   

PRESTIGE   

THRESHOLD  

PRICE 

AMOUNT   

CALCULATE   

COMPANIONSHIP   

CREDIT 

CRITICAL   

EFFECTIVE   

EXCHANGE   

       EXPERIENCE   

HALL-MARK   

IMMIGRATION   

INTEREST 

JUDGE 

MEAN  

MEANS   

MERIT 

METRIC   

MINIMUM   

MORAL 

NEBULOUS   

OBJECTS 

PAYMENT   

PREMISES   

PRINCIPLE  

PRIZE 

PROPERTY   

RADIO 

REAL 

RESISTANCE   

REWARD 

SAVES 

SILVER      

STORE 

TREASURE   

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