Sample Mid-Term Questions
1. In this course we have considered the way that people in literate societies – people
like us in twenty-first century Canada, that is – more or less automatically work
out abstract questions by using a form of thinking known as categorical analysis.
Explain what this means by way of some good examples. In your view, what are
the advantages of categorical reasoning? What might be some of the drawbacks?
2. “Embedded in every tool is an ideological bias, a predisposition to construct the
world as one thing rather than another, to value one thing over another, to ampl