Phil 1301 Exam 2 Mini-practice

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Phil 1301 Exam 2 Mini-practice

Only questions directly from in-class assignments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In meditation 1, Descartes at least implies that he has to be sure he isn't dreaming before he can properly claim to know something.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Descartes says he will assume that God has given him all the evidence of his senses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Descartes says that he will prove all his previous opinions wrong.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Descartes says that the truths of math and geometry are somewhat certain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Descartes says that removing the foundation of his beliefs is sufficient to justify doubting all those beliefs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Descartes says he received his most certain beliefs from his parents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Descartes says he knows he has a mind better than that he has a body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Descartes holds that he is fundamentally a body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In Meditation 4, Descartes says that in all fraud and deception some imperfection is to be found.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In Meditation 4, Given what Descartes says about deception and what he says about God, Descartes can consistently believe God deceives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In Meditation 4, Descartes says God gave him the ability to judge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In Meditation 4, Descartes says God gave him an infinite capacity to judge truth from error.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In Meditation 4, Descartes thinks God could have made him so that he never makes errors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    In Meditation 4, Free will is one of the causes of human errors, according to Descartes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In Meditation 4, Descartes say he should judge only when he has a clear and distinct understanding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In Meditation 4, Descartes says he can rightly complain that God has given him the ability to choose freely.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes at least implies that he must know what perfection is in order to know what imperfection is.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes claims to be perfect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes says effects must be at least as real as their causes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes directly says God is that than which nothing greater can be conceived.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes at least implies that he could not know what it means to be finite if he didn't know what it meant to be infinite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes says it is absolutely necessary to conclude that there is a God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes claims to be imperfect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes says causes must be at least as real as their effects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes says we can know we’re not finite, even if we don’t know what the infinite is.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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