A Quiz On Chapter 17 Philosophy

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  • 1. 
    Allegory:
    • A. 

      A style or method and typically used to describe types of stories, plays and films

    • B. 

      From the Greek allegoreuo, meaning literally, saying something different from what's actually said.

    • C. 

      The branch of philosophy that deals with the interpretation of words and actions by providing correct rules for interpretation.

  • 2. 
    Genre:
    • A. 

      A style or method and typically used to describe types of stories, plays and films

    • B. 

      The branch of philosophy that deals with the interpretation of words and actions by providing correct rules for interpretation.

    • C. 

      A language free of the ambiguity and vagueness of ordinary language

  • 3. 
    Hermeneutics:
    • A. 

      Refers to practices of the Catholic church, indulgences were sold by the church for the purpose of getting souls for departed loved ones out of purgatory.

    • B. 

      The branch of philosophy that deals with the interpretation of words and actions by providing correct rules for interpretation.

    • C. 

      A language free of the ambiguity and vagueness of ordinary language

  • 4. 
    Ideal language:
    • A. 

      As used by Wittgenstein, it is the practice or use that gives meaning to a word or expression.

    • B. 

      A style or method and typically used to describe types of stories, plays and films

    • C. 

      A language free of the ambiguity and vagueness of ordinary language

  • 5. 
    Indulgences:
    • A. 

      Refers to practices of the Catholic church, indulgences were sold by the church for the purpose of getting souls for departed loved

    • B. 

      A language free of the ambiguity and vagueness of ordinary language

    • C. 

      The branch of philosophy that deals with the interpretation of words and actions by providing correct rules for interpretation.

  • 6. 
    Intention:
    • A. 

      A language free of the ambiguity and vagueness of ordinary language

    • B. 

      Ordinarily understood as the conscious motivating factor behind some action.

    • C. 

      Uniquely personal, such as your feelings or thoughts.

  • 7. 
    Language game:
    • A. 

      A language free of the ambiguity and vagueness of ordinary language

    • B. 

      Ordinarily understood as the conscious motivating factor behind some action.

    • C. 

      As used by Wittgenstein, it is the practice or use that gives meaning to a word or expression.

  • 8. 
    Subjective:
    • A. 

      Uniquely personal, such as your feelings or thoughts.

    • B. 

      The branch of philosophy that deals with the interpretation of words and actions by providing correct rules for interpretation.

    • C. 

      A language free of the ambiguity and vagueness of ordinary language

  • 9. 
    Hermeneutics is the branch of philosophy which focuses upon:
    • A. 

      Ultimate nature of reality

    • B. 

      Theories of knowledge

    • C. 

      Issues and problems regarding interpretation

  • 10. 
    Hermeneutics gets its name frome:
    • A. 

      Hermits who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls

    • B. 

      Hermes, the messenger god

    • C. 

      Hermenes, the ancient poet of Zybos

  • 11. 
    Historically, an alternative method of interpretation as opposed to a literal interpretation of the bible was:
    • A. 

      Divine interpretation

    • B. 

      Secular interpretation

    • C. 

      Allegorical interpretation

  • 12. 
    The story of Persephone is told to illustrate:
    • A. 

      Divine interpretation

    • B. 

      Secular interpretation

    • C. 

      Allegorical interpretation

  • 13. 
    Martin Luther's conflict with the Catholic church was in part the result of:
    • A. 

      Martin's low pay as a parish priest

    • B. 

      The church's lack of support for Luther's planned cathedral.

    • C. 

      Disagreements over interpretations of the Bible

  • 14. 
    Friedrich Schleiermacher claimed that to correctly interpret a text, one must:
    • A. 

      Know the text's historical context

    • B. 

      Simply find some personal meaning in the work

    • C. 

      Look at the theme of the work

  • 15. 
    Wilhelm Dilthey's work is most closely associate with that of:
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Hans-George Gadamer

    • C. 

      Friedrich Schleiermacher

  • 16. 
    To know an artist's intention, Dilthey claimed you must:
    • A. 

      Almost relive or re-enact the artist's life

    • B. 

      Actually give up the idea of being able to know an artist's

    • C. 

      Study the work of art itself very closely

  • 17. 
    Hans-George Gadamer emphasized the:
    • A. 

      Need for objective interpretations

    • B. 

      Need to find an artist's true intentions

    • C. 

      Ever present subjectivity in all interpretations.

  • 18. 
    Historically, one method attempted for avoiding misunderstanding in interpretation was:
    • A. 

      The creation of an ideal language

    • B. 

      Universal literacy

    • C. 

      Having every educated person learn latin

  • 19. 
    Wittgenstein's early work claimed that the ideal language:
    • A. 

      Would be formal and mathematical

    • B. 

      Would clearly or exactly represent reality

    • C. 

      Would be essentially religious

  • 20. 
    Wittgenstein's later view of language is most clearly capture in the notion of language:
    • A. 

      As a picture

    • B. 

      As emotional expression

    • C. 

      As a game