Intro To Philosophy Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    According to Descartes, the body can't have thoughts or feelings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    According to Descartes, the soul is an extended thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Conceivability Argument tries to prove that the mind and the body are distinct.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Conceivability Argument includes the claim that we can imagine the body without its physical parts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Descartes said that our knowledge of our own physical states is less certain than our knowledge of our own mental states.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    According to Lecture 12, at one stage, the Conceivability Argument infers possibility from imaginability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Descartes said that:
    • A. 

      I cannot know whether I have tonsils.

    • B. 

      You cannot know whether I have tonsils.

    • C. 

      I cannot be mistaken about whether I have tonsils.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia posed a challenge to Descartes about what an immaterial mind could be.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia asked Descartes:
    • A. 

      How can an immaterial mind move a body?

    • B. 

      If you are right that a mind has a mass, why can't we weigh it?

    • C. 

      When gravity moves a person's mind, why does their body move too?

    • D. 

      When your body feels pain, how does the mind know this?

  • 10. 
    Descartes answered Elizabeth question (referred to in the previous question 9) by saying:
    • A. 

      Gravity allows us to weigh the mind

    • B. 

      The mind makes the body move in the same way gravity makes physical objects move

    • C. 

      Gravity moves the mind towards the Earth by moving the body, which contains the mind

    • D. 

      The mind knows that the body is in pain the same way a rock knows to fall Earthward

  • 11. 
    Radical Emergence is a problem for the Dualist because:
    • A. 

      Consciousness was always part of the universe, in the form of God

    • B. 

      The Big Bang seems to have happened out of nothingness

    • C. 

      Turtles were conscious for millions of years before humans suddenly emerged

    • D. 

      After millions of years with only physical entities, suddenly there were conscious entities

    • E. 

      Rocks have still not become conscious, in spite of being admired by humans

  • 12. 
    Materialism claims that some components of a human being are nonphysical.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    According to Watson and Skinner, private mental states do not exist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    According to Watson and Skinner:
    • A. 

      If you do not give me a sandwich, I may be forced to buy one for myself.

    • B. 

      Patterns of stimulus and response are not publicly observable

    • C. 

      Only that which is publicly observable is useful in science

    • D. 

      The stimulus of water being squirted in one's ear tends to be caused by an anticipated response of yelling.

  • 15. 
    Analytical Behaviorism includes the following claim: Mental states are either behaviors or dispositions to behave in certain ways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Analytical Behaviorism includes the following claim: A person cannot be mistaken about what he/she is feeling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An objection to Analytical Behaviorism is that there is no behavioral difference between listening to Chopin's Nocturne in C Minor as opposed to listening to Bach's Mass in B Minor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The inverted spectrum scenario poses a problem for Analytical Behaviorism because two people could have the same visual experience of "red" while behaving differently.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Rachels says that mental states not seeming like brain states is like heat not seeming to consist in molecular motion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A particular car could be a token of the type <car> and also a token of the type <things owned by the man standing in the bakery>.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A particular iPhone could also be a token of the second type mentioned in the previous question (20).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    If type A has exactly the same tokens as type B, then type A and type B are identical.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The same individual thing cannot be of two different types.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    If it is possible for something to be a token of type C without being a token of type D, then type C is not identical to type D.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Rachels tries to refute the premise of the Conceivability Argument that says "it is possible that <mind and body can exist without each other>" by pointing out that it is impossible for water to exist without H20.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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