Philosophy Final Pt. 2

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  • 1. 
    Descartes says that, for all he knows, he may be ___________. 
    • A. 

      A god

    • B. 

      Dreaming

    • C. 

      Perfect

    • D. 

      Infallible

  • 2. 
    Locke's purpose is to enquire into ___________. 
    • A. 

      Authoritative opinions about knowledge

    • B. 

      The origin and extent of human knowledge

    • C. 

      The essence of the soul

    • D. 

      The structure and functions of the brain

  • 3. 
    Locke rejected the notion of ____________. 
    • A. 

      Innate ideas

    • B. 

      Sense data

    • C. 

      Empirical knowledge

    • D. 

      Relations of ideas

  • 4. 
    Barkeley insists that heat and cold are ________. 
    • A. 

      Physical objects

    • B. 

      Only sensations existing in our mind

    • C. 

      Only things existing apart from our minds

    • D. 

      Illusions

  • 5. 
    Berkeley believes that sensible things cannot exist except in _____________. 
    • A. 

      A mind

    • B. 

      Absolute existence

    • C. 

      Material substance

    • D. 

      A material universe

  • 6. 
    Descartes had been disillusioned by his discovery that many of the alleged truths he had learned as a youth were ___________. 
    • A. 

      Beyond question

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      False

    • D. 

      Contrary to his religion

  • 7. 
    The difficulty of justifying the assumption that the future will be like the past is known as _____________. 
    • A. 

      The problem of science

    • B. 

      The problem of incoherence

    • C. 

      The problem of induction

    • D. 

      The problem of deduction

  • 8. 
    The philosophical study of knowledge is known as: 
    • A. 

      Cognition

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Metaphysics

    • D. 

      Positivism

  • 9. 
    Locke asserts that all the components of reason and knowledge come from _____________. 
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Logic

    • C. 

      Experience

    • D. 

      The mind of God

  • 10. 
    Descartes believes that the very fact that he is thinking shows that __________. 
    • A. 

      He is not being deceived

    • B. 

      He exists

    • C. 

      He does not exist

    • D. 

      He is dreaming

  • 11. 
    Feminist postmodernists refuse to accept which basic tenet of feminist standpoint theory? 
    • A. 

      That there can be a single privileged perspective from which to aquire knowledge

    • B. 

      That there should be a reduction in the plurality of viewpoints

    • C. 

      That there are many ways of knowing

    • D. 

      That all systems should be deconstructed

  • 12. 
    Kant wants us to believe that logical and mathematical concepts... 
    • A. 

      Depend on experience

    • B. 

      Depend on the innate structure of our minds

    • C. 

      Are true necessarily and universally regardless of the structure of our minds

    • D. 

      Contain only synthetic statements

  • 13. 
    Feminist standpoint theory says that different social groups have distinctive kinds of knowledge acquired through... 
    • A. 

      Rigorous study

    • B. 

      Unique experiences

    • C. 

      Universal perspectives

    • D. 

      Intrinsic behaviors

  • 14. 
    According to Kant, noumena is... 
    • A. 

      Our perceptions

    • B. 

      The world, in itself, outside our experience

    • C. 

      Conceptualized sense data

    • D. 

      A product of experience

  • 15. 
    Hume had maintained that knowledge of the world comes entirely from _____________. 
    • A. 

      Inductivism

    • B. 

      Skepticism

    • C. 

      Rationalism

    • D. 

      Experience

  • 16. 
    A statement that is not analytic is ____________. 
    • A. 

      An a priori statement

    • B. 

      An a posteriori statement

    • C. 

      A synthetic statement

    • D. 

      A persuasive statement

  • 17. 
    According to Eve Browning Cole, feminist empiricism maintains that philosophers and scientists need to be told to ___________. 
    • A. 

      Look again

    • B. 

      Reconstruct empirical practices from scratch

    • C. 

      Expedite the process of inquiry

    • D. 

      Repeat the mistakes of the past

  • 18. 
    What was Immanuel Kant's "Copernican Revolution? 
    • A. 

      That objects conform to the mind

    • B. 

      That the mind conforms to objects

    • C. 

      That the planets orbit the sun

    • D. 

      That all knowledge comes from experience

  • 19. 
    The following is an example of an analytic statement: 
    • A. 

      Roses are red.

    • B. 

      Every event has a cause

    • C. 

      All bodies are extended

    • D. 

      The planets orbit the sun

  • 20. 
    An a priori statement is a statement... 
    • A. 

      That can be known independently of or prior to experience

    • B. 

      Which depends entirely on sense experience

    • C. 

      Whose denial results in a contradiction

    • D. 

      That is not analytic

  • 21. 
    Aquinas says that the first efficient cause of everything is ____________. 
    • A. 

      Nature

    • B. 

      The universe

    • C. 

      God

    • D. 

      An infinite series

  • 22. 
    Paley's argument, if cogent, proves the existence of a Christian God. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Paley says that if we found a watch and examined it closely, we would naturally infer that it had a maker - even if we had never seen a watch made. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A belief in one God who created the world but left it unattended to run on its own. 
    • A. 

      Agnosticism

    • B. 

      Theism

    • C. 

      Deism

    • D. 

      Monotheism

  • 25. 
    The view that although God and the world are distinct, the world is part of God. 
    • A. 

      Atheism

    • B. 

      Panentheism

    • C. 

      Pantheism

    • D. 

      Deism

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