Descartes Legacy Chapter 2 Quiz

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Directions: Write true, false, or open sentence on the line provided.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Per the introductory to section 2.2 there are three different kinds of knowledge, acquaintance, competence and propositional, and the third of which receives the most philosophical attention
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Open Sentence

    • D. 

      Not any of them

  • 2. 
    The two leading schools of thought are rationalism and empiricism. They disagree about whether there are any necessary truths that are informative about the world and known a priori.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Open Sentence

    • D. 

      Not any of them

  • 3. 
    Per Descartes Legacy in CHapter 2, the statement "nothing can be simultaneously red and green all over' is given as an example of a synthetic claim that is known via a posteriori means.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Open Sentence

    • D. 

      Not any of them

  • 4. 
    Per Descartes Legacy in Chapter 2 contemporary epistemologists hold there are 4 different traditional sources of knowledge sense, introspection, memory, and reason and it is appropriate to distrust a belief generated by any of them if it logically possible that the generated belief is mistaken.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      _

    • D. 

      _

  • 5. 
    Descartes agrees with the skeptic that our beliefs must be absolutely certain or completely justified before they can count as knowledge
    • A. 

      Open Sentence

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      True

    • D. 

      Not any of above

  • 6. 
    Descartes response to the skeptic in Meditation 2 relies exclusively upon the idea that God exists and is no deceiver.
    • A. 

      Open Sentence

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      False

    • D. 

      Not any of above

  • 7. 
    Descartes held that the only reliable source of knowledge is perception via the proper use of one's five senses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Open Sentence

    • D. 

      Not any of above

  • 8. 
    Per Contra Divine Command Theory in chapter 6 if classic, monotheistic divine command theory were true, there is no way to distinguish a divine from a demonic voice as it pertains to lending guidance in morally significant situations.
    • A. 

      Open Sentence

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      False

    • D. 

      Not any of above

  • 9. 
    Per the introductory remarks in chapter 6, studying meta-ethics does not, as a rule, provide one with direct moral guidance in specific situations: rather, it attempts to articulate and clarify the meanings and implications of ethically significant terms and concepts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Open Sentence

    • D. 

      Not any of above

  • 10. 
    According to Socrates when people differ about number or magnitude this tends to make them enemies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Open Sentence

    • C. 

      False

    • D. 

      Not any of above