Philosophy Vocabulary Test! Trivia Quiz

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Philosophy Vocabulary Test! Trivia Quiz

Do you know anything about philosophy? Do you believe you could pass this quiz? Philosophy is the study of the fundamental ideas behind knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when it is considered as an academic discipline. Philosophy is a way of pondering certain subjects, such as ethics, critical thinking, presence, and time. Taking this quiz will assist you find out if you are a philosophy expert.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A line of reasoning containing premises that support a conclusion.
  • 2. 
    A principle or proposition that is unargued.
  • 3. 
    An example used to refute a general claim or principle, for example, a pine tree is s _____ of the claim that all trees shed their leaves in the fall.
  • 4. 
    A statement asserting that two things have something in common.
  • 5. 
    A kind of reasoning where a set of premises is set forth from which a conclusion is necessarily drawn.
  • 6. 
    A basic concept in the philosophy of mind, it is the awareness of all one's internal mental states and external experiences.
  • 7. 
    The act of reducing a concept to its simplest and most basic elements in order to under stand it better.
  • 8. 
    A property that an object possesses only because of its relationship with something else.
  • 9. 
    The capacity of humans to make choices free of coercion or compulsion and to choose the important actions of their lives.
  • 10. 
    Any statement or proposition which takes the form "if.. then..."
  • 11. 
    Ethical theories based on principles of rights and duties that appeal to the internal rightness of an action rather than to its consequences.
  • 12. 
    The freedom to act independently of any external rule or authority.
  • 13. 
    Contrasts with monism it is the metaphysical view that reality consists of 2 qualitatively different kinds of things like mind and body, that are irreducible to anything else.
  • 14. 
    Worth that a thing has because it contributes to further good, not because it has an intrinsic value of its own.
  • 15. 
    The metaphysical view that all of nature is composed of only one substance.
  • 16. 
    The process of reasoning that infers a general statement from a class of specific instances.
  • 17. 
    A condition that must be satisfied before a result can occur.
  • 18. 
    The direct awareness of fundemental truths with out aid of sensation or reasoning
  • 19. 
    Reasons for doing, supporting, or believing something; what backs up a belief; the evidence for a position.
  • 20. 
    A condition that when met ensures that a result will occur.
  • 21. 
    The process of drawing conclusions from a set of existing faces.
  • 22. 
    The branch of Phil that examines the ways we think.
  • 23. 
    The branch of Phil that investigates the nature of right and wrong.
  • 24. 
    The branch of Phil that investigates questions concerning the nature of reality.
  • 25. 
    Branch of philosophy that studies concepts of art and beauty.
  • 26. 
    A valid deductive argument whose conclusion follows logically from its premises and whose premises are all true.
  • 27. 
    A preposition or statement, a number of which make up an argument, from which a conclusion is finally drawn.
  • 28. 
    Any view that denies that there is a reality independent of the mind and mental states
  • 29. 
    The belief that the answer to what is right and wrong is held by each individual's personal beliefs.
  • 30. 
    A statement that refers to all the members of the same group and describes that which all the members have in common.
  • 31. 
    The belief that each and every event has a cause.
  • 32. 
    The metaphysical view that reality is composed only of causally determined physical matter and nothing else.
  • 33. 
    The classical style of a deductive argument that contains two premises and a conclusion.
  • 34. 
    The ethical theory that what is wrong in one culture may not be so in another.
  • 35. 
    The branch of Phil. that studies the nature of knowledge.
  • 36. 
    An ethical theory claiming that the pursuit of self-interest is morally correct and rational.
  • 37. 
    A view claiming that reason is the primary source of knowledge and truth, not sensation.
  • 38. 
    Rejects the notion that real knowledge or truth is possible.