I. 4. Unpacking categories

The word link exercise was about coming up with definitions based on existing opinions we hold, e.g. when we say “strength” a common association is “man,” or when we say “truth” the common association is “science.”

In this section we look at how categories are put together, that is, to think the other way-around. You can exercise by looking at particular notions  (a word, a concept) and discover where its definition/common meaning comes from.

These exercises below exemplify how critical thinking leads to identification of commonly held truths and stereotypes and the process of rethinking those.

The two category sets look at

  1. Gender, and
  2. Science, beliefs, and truths

You can identify other sets independently and conduct the same exercise for those.

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