Midterm Introduction To Philosophy

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Midterm Introduction To Philosophy

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  • 1. 
    What is epistemology?
    • A. 

      The theory of knowledge

    • B. 

      The theory of values

    • C. 

      A work written by the philosopher Rene Descartes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is an argument?
    • A. 

      A confrontation between two persons or more

    • B. 

      An opinion

    • C. 

      A systematic arrangement of sentences

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What is ontology
    • A. 

      The theory of knowledge

    • B. 

      The theory of reality

    • C. 

      The philosophy of mind

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What is the mind/body problem?
    • A. 

      An argument advanced by Plato against the possibility of knowledge

    • B. 

      A theory about the connection between the idea of God and our own existence

    • C. 

      The problem of explaining the relationship between mental states and physical states

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The claim "justified true belief" refers to
    • A. 

      A theory about the nature of knowledge

    • B. 

      The nature of religious experience

    • C. 

      Gilbert Ryle's claim concerning Descartes' theories of the relationship between the mind and the body

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Rene Descartes argues that reality could be a dream, and that it is very hard to know whether it is a dream or not, if we only rely on our previous experience and  senses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Thomas Aquinas believes that the best way to establish the belief that God exists is by appealing to our intuitions about logic and conceptual analyses of the concept "God."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Philosopher Edmund Gettier maintains that we can have a certain  belief, and we can have justification for believing in the truth of that belief, and yet we may not have knowledge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Anselm of Canterbury believes that once we understand the concept of God properly, we must conclude that God exists
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Rene Descartes maintains that we know the nature of our own minds in a more intimate way than  we know the nature of material bodies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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