Philosophy Final

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  • 1. 
    Which of these disciplines within philosophy refers to the study of knowledge? 
    • A. 

      Ethics

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Metaphysics

    • D. 

      Aesthetics

  • 2. 
    Which of these disciplines within philosophy refers to the study of nature of reality? 
    • A. 

      Ethics

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Metaphysics

    • D. 

      Aesthetics

  • 3. 
    Which of these was not one of the charges against Socrates? 
    • A. 

      Corrupting the youth

    • B. 

      Embezzling money from the government

    • C. 

      Atheism

    • D. 

      Making the weaker argument stronger

  • 4. 
    Which of these was NOT one of the characteristics of the Unmoved Mover? 
    • A. 

      Pure act

    • B. 

      Eternal

    • C. 

      Immutable

    • D. 

      Loving

  • 5. 
    Which of these was NOT one of Descartes' most obvious truths? 
    • A. 

      God exists

    • B. 

      My mind exists

    • C. 

      I have innate ideas

    • D. 

      The external world exists

  • 6. 
    Which of these is the first of Descartes' most obvious truths? 
    • A. 

      God exists

    • B. 

      My mind exists

    • C. 

      I have innate ideas

    • D. 

      The external world exists

  • 7. 
    Which of these three avenues to knowledge did Descartes ultimately take?  
    • A. 

      Truths within him

    • B. 

      Great book of the world

    • C. 

      Study of letters

  • 8. 
    The Five Ways are all versions of what kind of argument? 
    • A. 

      Cosmological

    • B. 

      Teleological

    • C. 

      Kalam

    • D. 

      Ontological

  • 9. 
    The argument from design is also what argument? 
    • A. 

      Cosmological

    • B. 

      Teleological

    • C. 

      Kalam

    • D. 

      Ontological

  • 10. 
    According to Aristotle, the soul is the what of the body? 
    • A. 

      Essence

    • B. 

      Actuality

    • C. 

      Matter

    • D. 

      Form

  • 11. 
    The ability to become something else is what? 
    • A. 

      Substance

    • B. 

      Potentiality

    • C. 

      Essence

    • D. 

      Form

  • 12. 
    The nature of a thing, or the or its definition, is what Aristotle called the what? 
    • A. 

      Substance

    • B. 

      Accident

    • C. 

      Essence

    • D. 

      Potential

  • 13. 
    Wood and lead is what cause of the pencil? 
    • A. 

      Material

    • B. 

      Efficient

    • C. 

      Final

    • D. 

      Formal

  • 14. 
    Writing is what cause of the pencil? 
    • A. 

      Material

    • B. 

      Efficient

    • C. 

      Final

    • D. 

      Formal

  • 15. 
    Which theodicy did Job's councilors defend?  
    • A. 

      Free Will

    • B. 

      Manicheeism

    • C. 

      Punishment

    • D. 

      Privation

  • 16. 
    Which theodicy is in view when Joseph said "You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good." 
    • A. 

      Greater Good

    • B. 

      Privation

    • C. 

      Punishment

    • D. 

      Open Theism

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT an orthodox theodicy? 
    • A. 

      Free Will

    • B. 

      Manicheeism

    • C. 

      Greater Good

    • D. 

      Privation

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT a non-orthodox theodicy? 
    • A. 

      Punishment

    • B. 

      Open Theism

    • C. 

      Manicheeism

    • D. 

      Privation

  • 19. 
    The action of sub-atomic particle is evidence for what position? 
    • A. 

      Compatibilism

    • B. 

      Indeterminism

    • C. 

      Determinism

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 20. 
    Stoics, like Epictetus, are advocates for what position? 
    • A. 

      Compatabilism

    • B. 

      Indeterminism

    • C. 

      Determinism

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 21. 
    Which Christian thinker is most often associated with some kind of Determinism? 
    • A. 

      Augustine

    • B. 

      Calvin

    • C. 

      Aquinas

    • D. 

      Kierkegaard

  • 22. 
    Which model of faith best fits thinkers like Freud and Richard Dawkins? 
    • A. 

      Secular

    • B. 

      Fideist

    • C. 

      Scholastic

    • D. 

      Evidentialist

  • 23. 
    Which model of faith fits best with Aquinas' twofold mode of the truth? 
    • A. 

      Secular

    • B. 

      Fideist

    • C. 

      Scholastic

    • D. 

      Evidentialist

  • 24. 
    Turtullian's question: "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" reflects which model? 
    • A. 

      Secular

    • B. 

      Fideist

    • C. 

      Scholastic

    • D. 

      Evidentialist

  • 25. 
    List the 3 propositions for the classic problem of evil. 
  • 26. 
    Wrote Summa Theologiae 
  • 27. 
    Wrote Candide 
  • 28. 
    Wrote The Essence of Christianity 
  • 29. 
    Wrote Proslogion 
  • 30. 
    Wrote The Gay Science 
  • 31. 
    Wrote On the Origin of Species 
  • 32. 
    Wrote The Blind Watchmaker 
  • 33. 
    Wrote Natural Theology 
  • 34. 
    Wrote Pensees 
  • 35. 
    Wrote The Republic 
  • 36. 
    Wrote Theodicy 
  • 37. 
    What is the strong conclusion to the problem of evil? 
  • 38. 
    Name a philosopher that holds to the strong conclusion to the problem of pain. 
  • 39. 
    What is the weak conclusion to the problem of evil? 
  • 40. 
    Name a thinker who was part of the Enlightenment movement. 
  • 41. 
    Name a scholastic era philosopher.