Archive for April, 2009

This is a Test: Are You a Patriarch?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Intrinsic Value/Utilitarian  Value

God/Creation
Heaven/Earth
Spirit/Matter
Transcendence/Immanence
Humanity/Nature
Man/Animal
Male/Female
Mind/Body
Mental/Physical
Reason/Emotion
Light/Dark
Up/Down
High/Low
Tall/Short
Doctor/Nurse
Management/Labor
CEO/Employees
General/Troops
Husband/Wife
White/Black
Brain/Heart
Head/Hands
Boss/Secretary
Rocket Scientist/Street Cleaner
Lawyer/Child Care Worker
Engineer/Mom
Housing Development/Wilderness
Teacher/Student
Order/Chaos
Urban/Rural
Independence/Interdependence
Producer/Consumer
Capitalism/Socialism

Does the fact that the items on the left fall in the category of high or intrinsic value while the items on the right have no or merely utilitarian value feel right to you? Does this sorting out seem to be the natural order of things?  Or an arbitrary assignment of value?