PHIL 201 QUIZ 4

NOTE: PAST ANSWERS ADDED AS A BONUS


Question 1 

1. Which of the following represents the key difference in thought from Descartes to Bacon?

 

the inductive method

 

experience of the physical world

 

particular ideas in the mind

 

critique of Aristotle

3 points   

Question 2 

1. Descartes believed that all men were born a tabula rasa.

 True 

 False 

3 points   

Question 3 

1. For Locke, which of the ideas below would be a complex idea:

 

rectangle

 

white

 

table

 

heavy

3 points   

Question 4 

1. Plato’s forms exist apart from the physical objects that they represent in the world experienced by our senses.

 True 

 False 

3 points   

Question 5 

1. Which of the following can be classified as a priori knowledge?

 

Mathematics

 

Anatomy

 

Astronomy

 

Revelation

3 points   

Question 6 

1. By “noumena” Kant is referring to

 

the raw sense data before it enters our mind

 

the organization of the raw data by our mind

 

what we can know

 

the foundational beliefs that form the basis for our knowledge

3 points   

Question 7 

1. According to the pointecast presentation on truth theories, Coherence is a sufficient condition for truth, but it is not a necessary condition for truth.

 True 

 False 

3 points   

Question 8 

1. Scientific anti-realism is the view that science does not claim objects like electrons actually exist. They are just a fictional construct to explain how things work. This view fits best with which truth theory:

 

Correspondence theory

 

Pragmatic theory

 

Coherence Theory

 

Construction Theory

3 points   

Question 9 

1. An argument used by Descartes to prove Gods existence:

 

Cosmological argument

 

Teleological argument

 

Ontological argument

 

Moral argument

3 points   

Question 10 

1. Plato develops the traditional view of knowledge in one particular book of his. What is the title of that specific book by Plato? (Note: “Complete Works” is not the answer.)

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Question 11 

1. Even after the Gettier problem, Dew and Foreman think that JTB is still at least a necessary condition for knowledge.

 

True.

 

False.

3 points   

Question 12 

1. The study of epistemology has had positive impact of which of the following?

 

History.

 

Art.

 

Politics.

 

Science.

3 points   

Question 13 

1. As long as justification is present, one can be assured that he/she has real knowledge.

 

True.

 

False.

3 points   

Question 14 

1. Knowledge has traditionally been defined as Justified, true, opinion.

 True 

 False 

3 points   

Question 15 

1. Gettier Problems show that:

 

JTB fails to properly account for a kind of belief.

 

JTB fails to demonstrate the truth of a claim.

 

JTB does not require biblical support for truth claims.

 

JTB may be based on weak justification or invalid inferences.

3 points   

Question 16 

1. Pragmatist theories of truth focus mostly how well a set of belief “work” for a particular person.

 

True.

 

False.

3 points   

Question 17 

1. The correspondence theory of truth is thought by some philosophers to be a pre-theoretic intuition that we philosophize with, not to.

 

True.

 

False.

3 points   

Question 18 

1. According to Dew and Foreman, if something exists, then something must be true of about the things that exists.

 

True.

 

False.

3 points   

Question 19 

1. Which of the following is not one of the reasons Dew and Foreman give to show that truth really does exist.

 

The denial of truth is self-contradictory.

 

The denial of truth is challenged by the nature of reality itself.

 

We have strong intuitions about truth.

 

The modern advancements in political thought.

3 points   

Question 20 

1. The correspondence theory of truth holds that statements are true when they correspond to the real state of affairs in the world.

 

True.

 

False.



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