Phil 1301 Final Exam Review

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Phil 1301 Final Review Meditation 1,2,3,4


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  • 1. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes says God could have created himself, even if he didn't exist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes says he has no idea what perfection is.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In Meditation 1, Descartes rejects the idea that science justifies science.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which one of these is NOT one of the three arguments Descartes uses for the existence of God in Meditation 3?
    • A. 

      Idea of perfection

    • B. 

      Modal Ontological Argument

    • C. 

      Argument from perfection

    • D. 

      Argument from infinity

  • 5. 
    According to Descartes, effects can be more real than their causes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Infinity and perfection are the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which one of these is NOT one of the three categories of thoughts Descartes uses.
    • A. 

      Ideas

    • B. 

      Volitions

    • C. 

      Lies

    • D. 

      Judgments

  • 8. 
    According to Meditation 3, ideas are only false when they represent non-things as things.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes concludes that God must necessarily exist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    According to Descartes in Meditation 3, can God be a deceiver?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    What "general rule" does Descartes lay down in Meditation Three for determining the truth of propositions?
    • A. 

      That God is the source of all truth

    • B. 

      That everything he very clearly and distinctly perceives is true.

    • C. 

      That God is a deceiver, and nothing can be true.

    • D. 

      That truth must come from meditation.

  • 12. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes fully trusts his impulse in regard to things existing outside of him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    According to Meditation 3, Can the objective reality of our ideas fall short of the perfection of their cause?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    According to Meditation 3, must our ideas that represent other men or animals derive from other men or animals?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    According to Descartes, objective reality- exists inside the mind while formal reality- exists outside of the mind
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In Meditation 3, a key premise in Descartes’ proof of God’s existence is which of the following?
    • A. 

      God is no deceiver.

    • B. 

      The cause must have at least as much reality as the effect.

    • C. 

      If something can be doubted, then it should not be believed.

    • D. 

      If there is an evil demon, there must be a God.

  • 17. 
    What is the principal and most frequent error to be found in judgments according to Descartes in Meditation 3?
    • A. 

      The belief that God exists.

    • B. 

      That he judges that the ideas which are in him are similar to certain things outside him.

    • C. 

      That effects are never more real than their causes.

    • D. 

      That God can be a deceiver.

  • 18. 
    According to Descartes, if something is separate from the will, it must be coming from outside himself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    According to Descartes, an infinite regress of ideas coming from other ideas is possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    According to Descartes, ideas can fail to match the perfection of their causes, but cannot be more perfect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes is certain that something other than himself exists because he has an idea of something in which more reality is contained than the total reality within himself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In Meditation 3, Descartes believes that the idea of God could have come from himself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    According to Descartes, negation of the finite leads to the infinite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    According to Descartes, can the idea of God be materially false?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 25. 
    Descartes believes his existence could have been derived from himself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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