Whitehead And Process Philosophy

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  • 1. 
    All of the following are attributes of actual process philosophy entities or actual occasions except:
    • A. 

      They are self-determinate and intrinsically active.

    • B. 

      They are the fundamental substance and are “the final real things of which the world is made up”

    • C. 

      Individual actual entities may aggregate together to form larger societies.

    • D. 

      They are interdependent and internally and externally related.

  • 2. 
    In Hartshorne’s view, God is not omnipotent because. . .
    • A. 

      He does not actually exist.

    • B. 

      He cannot force human beings to make any decision and cannot intervene in natural processes.

    • C. 

      He cannot force human beings to make decisions because the power of self- determination is greater than God’s powers.

    • D. 

      If God was taken out of the picture things would still consistently be the same.

  • 3. 
    Of the relationship between consciousness and experience, Whitehead argues that:
    • A. 

      Experience presupposes consciousness.

    • B. 

      Consciousness presupposes experience.

    • C. 

      Consciousness and experience are essentially the same.

    • D. 

      Experience and consciousness are entirely unrelated.

  • 4. 
    What role does God play in Whitehead’s philosophy?Type question here
    • A. 

      God is the final cause toward which all the actual occasions are striving.

    • B. 

      God is the entity that provides forms of definiteness for the actual occasions, organizing the world but does not determine the path those things take.

    • C. 

      God is the being that determines all of life for people, animals, plants, and inanimate objects by presenting forms of definiteness in specific ways.

    • D. 

      Whitehead’s philosophy is non-theist, so he plays no role.

  • 5. 
    According to Whitehead, where are the solutions to problems always found in process philosophy?
    • A. 

      The novel syntheses of the past judgments.

    • B. 

      The meticulous hypothetical dissection of each potential outcome.

    • C. 

      An appeal to the Divine.

    • D. 

      The reconciliation of polar opposite philosophical differences to reach a “middle-ground.”

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