The Great Ideas

Index of Terms

If you need help finding the topic that interests you, find the key word or words of the topic in the terms listed below. Following the term will be one or more related topics. Topics here consist of one of The Great Ideas followed by the number of the specific topic, e.g., Happiness 2b(7). These topics refer you to one of The Great Ideas under which the topics are listed in full. For example, Happiness Topic 2b(7) is "The function of knowledge and wisdom in the happy life: the place of speculative activity and contemplation."

Term A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



Action and contemplation
see Happiness 2b(7); Knowledge 6e(1); Labor 1b; Philosophy 4a, 4c, 6d; Pleasure and Pain 4c-4c(2); Prudence 2a; State 8e; Wisdom 1b, 2c
see Immortality 5-5g
see also Eternity 4d; God 7g; Happiness 6, 7c-7c(3); Knowledge 7c; Mind 4e; Prophecy 2a; Punishment 5d, 5e(1)-5e(2); Soul 4d-4d(4)



Common good
see Good and Evil 5d; Happiness 5-5b; Justice 1e; State 2f
see also Art 10b; Citizen 1; Duty 10; Labor 3f; Law 1a; Liberty 1e; Love 4b; Monarchy 3a; Temperance 5a; Wealth 9a; Will 10c
Contemplation and action
see Happiness 2b(7); Knowledge 6e(1); Labor 1b; Philosophy 4a, 4c, 6d; Pleasure and Pain 4c-4c(2); Prudence 2a; State 8e; Wisdom 1b, 2c


Divine beatitude or glory
see God 4h; Happiness 7d;
Divine rewards and punishments
see God 1c, 5i; Immortality 4; Virtue and Vice 8c
see also Eternity 4d; Happiness 7c-7c(2); Immortality 5e-5f; Punishment 5d-5e(2); Sin 6c-6e
see Duty; and Good and Evil 3b(1); Happiness 3; Love 3c; Pleasure and Pain 8b; Virtue and Vice 6a; Will 8d
see also Justice 3, 6b, 7; Law 6a; Mind 9c; Necessity and Contingency 5a(2); State 8a


Eudaemonism (philos.)
see Duty 2; Happiness 3


see Honor1-5d
see also Courage 5; Happiness 2b(4); Immortality 6b
First principles
see Happiness 3; Philosophy 3b; Principle 3-5
see also Induction 3; Knowledge 3; Opposition 2a; Principle 2b(2); Truth 3c


see Constitution; Government; Art 9d; Democracy 5-5c; Family 2b; Revolution 2a; State 2e; Tyranny 5-5c; War and Peace 11a, 11d
see also Aristocracy 6; Cause 7c; God 7c; Happiness 5b; Justice 9c; Law 1c, 7a; Mind 9e; Monarchy 1a-1b(3); Oligarchy 1; Pleasure and Pain 10b; Progress 4a; Religion 3c(2), 4a; Revolution 3c-3c(3); State 1b, 6a; War and Peace 5b; Wealth 9d-9f; World 1c
Grace (theol.)
see God 7d; Habit 5e(1); Liberty 5c; Nature 6b; Virtue and Vice 8b; Will 7e(2)
see also Cause 7d; Happiness 7a; Law 3b(2); Man 9b(3); Mind 5c; Sin 3a, 4d, 7


Happiness; and Duty 2; Good and Evil 5a; Knowledge 8b(4); Labor 1b; Liberty 3d; Love 3a; Philosophy 4a; Pleasure and Pain 7; Virtue and Vice 1d; Wisdom 2c
see also God 4h; Honor 2b; Justice 4; State 2f; Temperence 3; War and Peace 5a; Wealth 10a
see Angel 4; Eternity 4d; Happiness 7c(2); Immortality 5f
see Duty 2; Good and Evil 3d; Pleasure and Pain 6a
see also Desire 5c, 7a(1); Happiness 2b(2); Temperance 6b
see Honor; and Happiness 2b(4); State 9c; Virtue and Vice 6d
see also Courage 5; Immortality 6b; Justice 9e; Labor 1e; Love 2c; Sign and Symbol 1e; War and Peace 6b
Human nature
see Man
see also Animal 1c-1c(2); God 3f; Good and Evil 3a; Happiness 4a; Infinity 6-6b; Mind 3a; Nature 5a; Progress 1b; Sin 3c; Soul 3b; State 1a


Individual (pol.)
see Citizen 1; Good and Evil 5d; Happiness 5a-5b; History 4a(4); State 2f
Individual differences
see Animal 10; Man 6-6c; Mind 4a
see also Animal 8c(1); Happiness 4a; Nature 1a(1); Slavery 2a; Will 9-9a


see Emotion 2a; Happiness 7c(2); Pleasure and Pain 4a


see Knowledge; and Experience 3-4b; God 5f; Good and Evil 6a-6d; Happiness 2b(7); Mathematics 1c; Matter 4-4d; Necessity and Contingency 4a; Opinion 1-3c; Same and Other 4a; Science 1a-2b; Sense 4a; Truth 3-3d(3); Virtue and Vice 1a; Wisdom 1a
see also Angel 3d; Art 6b-6c; Being 8-8f; Cause 5-5d; Dialectic 2a(1); Education 4a, 5a-5b; Form 3-4; God 6c-6c(4); History 1; Language 7; Memory and Imagination 3-3d, 6a; Metaphysics 1; Mind 9a; Philosophy 1; Physics 1; Poetry 5-5b; Principle 2-2b(3); Universal and Particular 4-4f


see Happiness 2b(1); Life and Death 6a-6b
see Love; and Desire 1, 3c; Family 7a; God 3c, 5h; Knowledge 4d; Same and Other 5; Virtue and Vice 6e
see also Angel 3e; Beauty 3; Being 3b; Family 7c-7d; Good and Evil 1a; Happiness 2b(5); Justice 3; Law 3b(2); Opposition 4d; Pleasure and Pain 7a; Relation 5a(2); State 3e; Truth 8c; Virtue and Vice 8d(3)


Moral philosophy or science
see Duty 3; Good and Evil 6d; Knowledge 6e-6e(2); Philosophy 2a, 2c; Science 3a
see also Definition 6c; Happiness 3; Judgment 3; Logic 4e; Metaphysics 2d; Principle 4-4b; Reasoning 5e-5e(3), 6d; Truth 2c
Moral philosophy or science, subject matter of
see Courage 1-2, 4; Duty 1-8; Good and Evil 3-6c; Happiness 1-5b; Justice 1-5; Pleasure and Pain 6-8b; Prudence 1-5c; Temperance 1-4; Virtue and Vice 1-6e
see also Desire 6a-6b; Education 4-4d; Emotion 4-4c; Habit 5b-5d; Honor 2a-2c; Immortality 4; Knowledge 8b-8b(4); Liberty 3-3d; Mind 9c-9d; Nature 5a; One and Many 5c; Will 8-8e; Wisdom 2b-2c
Moral virtue
see Virtue and Vice 1-6e
see also Courage 1, 4; Desire 6a; Habit 5b; Happiness 2b(3); Justice 1c-1d; Knowledge 8b(i); Law 6d; Liberty 3c; Love 3a-3b; Mind 9C; One and Many 5a; Pleasure and Pain 8a; Prudence 3-3b; Punishment 3-3b; Temperance 1-1a; Will 8C; Wisdom 2b
see Good and Evil 3-3f; Virtue and Vice 4e-4e(3)
see also Custom and Convention 5a; Duty 1, 4a; Emotion 4-4c; Happiness 3; Immortality 4; Judgment 3; Knowledge 8b-Sb(4); Law 3a(1), 4a-4d; Metaphysics 2d; One and Many 5a-5c; Opinion 6-6b; Pleasure and Pain 6-6e; Principle 4-4b; Relation 6c; Universal and Particular 7b; Virtue and Vice 6-6e; Will 8-8e
Myths, mythology
see Dialectic 2a(2); History 1; Philosophy 1d; Poetry 2; Sign and Symbol 4d
see also Happiness 2; Labor 1a; Man 9a; Monarchy 2d; Time 8b; World 4b



see Duty
see also Happiness 3; Justice 1e, 3, 6b; Law 6a; Love 3c; Opposition 4d; Pleasue and Pain 8b; Will 8d
Original sin
see Sin 2a, 3-3e, 4a
see also God 9c; Happiness 7a; Man 9b(2); Punishment 5b; Sin 6b; Virtue and Vice 8a; Will 7e(1)


see Eternity 4d; Happiness 7c-7c(2); Immortality 5f; Man 9b-9b(1); Sin 3a
Perdition (theol.)
see Eternity 4d; Happiness 7c(3); Immortality 5e; Punishment 5d, 5e(1); Sin 6d
Pleasure and pain
see Pleasure and Pain; and Good and Evil 3d; Happiness 2b(2); Virtue and Vice 5a, 6b
see also Art 7a; Beauty 4; Change 12a; Desire 2b, 2d, 7a(1); Duty 2; Emotion 1a; Knowledge 8b(4); Labor 1c, 3c; Love 1b, 2b(3); Mind 1e(2); Poetry 1a; Punishment 1a; Sense 6; Will 2b(2)




See Happiness 7c(2); Honor 6b
see God 9c; Sin 3d, 7
see also Happiness 7c(2); Immortality 5f; Will 7e(2)
see State; and Citizen 1-2C; Constitution 2a; Education 4c, 8-8c; Emotion 5a; Family 2-2c; Good and Evil 5d; Government 1-1h, 5-5a; Happiness 5b; Justice 9-10b; Law 7-7f; Love 4b; Mind 9e, 10f(2); Nature 5c; Necessity and Contingency 5b; One and Many 5d; Progress 4b; Religion 4-4b; Virtue and Vice 7a
see also Courage 7a-7c; Custom and Convention 1; Duty 10; History 5b; Honor 4-4c; Law 1a; Man 9c; Nature 2b; Revolution 5c, 6b; Virtue and Vice 4d(3); War and Peace 4a, 10-10b, 11c-11d; Wealth 4g
Summum bonum
see Good and Evil 5a; Happiness 3; Mind 1e(3)
see also Good and Evil 3d, 5c; Pleasure and Pain 6a; Principle 4a; Relation 5a(2)


Theology, subject matter of
see God; Religion; and Angel 2-7b; Cause 7-7d; Eternity 3-4a, 4d; Good and Evil 2-2b; Happiness 7-7d; Immortality 1-5g; Infinity 7-7d; Justice 11-11b; Law 3-3b(2); Liberty 5-5d; Love 5-5c; Prophecy 1-4d; Punishment 5-5e(2); Sign and Symbol 5-5f; Soul 4b-4d(3); Virtue and Vice 8-8g; World 3-3b, 4e-4e(3)
see Citizen 1; Government 1c; Happiness 5b; Justice 1a, 6c; Monarchy 1a(2), 4e(3); State 2b, 2f; Tyranny 1a, 5a-5c


see Duty 2; Happiness 3; Justice 1f; Pleasure and Pain 6a


Virtue and vice
see Virtue and Vice; and Beauty 7d; Citizen 5; Desire 6a; Education 4-4d; Emotion 4-4c; Good and Evil 6a; Government 2d; Habit 5b, 5d, 5e(2)-5e(3); Happiness 2b(3); Knowledge 8b(1); Law 6d; Liberty 3c; Love 3-3d, 5b(2); Mind 9c; One and Many 5a; Pleasure and Pain 8a; Prudence 3-3b; Punishment 3-3c; Will 8c; Wisdom 2-2b
see also Courage 4, 7a; Habit 6b; History 2; Honor 2b; Justice 1c-1d; Labor 4c; Law 4d; Nature 5-5d; Philosophy 4b; Pleasure and Pain 10a; Poetry 9a; State 7c; Temperance 1a-1c
Vision of God
see Desire 7b; God 6c(4); Happiness 7c(1); Knowledge 7c; Mind 4f; Will 7d


see Wealth; and Art 9b; Desire 7a(3); Family 3a; Labor 3e, 4a, 7b, 7e; Nature 5b; Necessity and Contingency 5e; Oligarchy 4-5c; Opposition 5b; Progress 3a; Revolution 5a; State 7a; Tyranny 2b; Virtue and Vice 6c
see also Good and Evil 4d; Happiness 2b(1); Revolution 4b; Temperance 5b; War and Peace 5c




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