Please write the number of the correct answer after each number of the question on a lined piece of paper. Please place your name and the date at the top of the page before turning it in. Thank you...
1. Please match the following:
|a. Egocentric predicament|
c. Methodic doubt
___ 1. The study and theories of knowledge.|
___ 2. We are trapped inside our own heads; we cannot know "reality."
___ 3. Descartes' approach to systematically proving what he really knew.
2. Please match the following:
___ 1. "Cogito ergo sum"|
___ 2. Tabula rasa (blank slate)
___ 3. Monads
3. Please match the following:
b. Innate ideas
c. "Clockwork universe"
___ 1. The universe is a vast, efficiently regulated machine operating according to predictable laws.|
___ 2. The belief that only my mind exists.
___ 3. Inborn-a part of every person's mind from birth.
4. Please match the following:
|a. Begging the question|
c. Mind-body problem
___ 1. Circular reasoning-beginning with something you have already concluded.|
___ 2. Descartes' sharp distinction between mind and body as two separate substances.
___ 3. If the mind and body are opposite in every respect, how can they possibly interact?
5. Please match the following:
___ 1. Mind and body are two attributes of God-the same thing viewed in two different ways.|
___ 2. Mind and body are separate substances, entirely different.
___ 3. The only difference between mind and body is that mind is a more conscious monad.
6. The purpose of life is (match the purpose to the tradition which espoused it):
c. logical positivism
___ 1. To be is to be perceived.|
___ 2. A proposition is meaningful only if it is self-evident or empirically verifiable.
___ 3. Knowledge is acquired only through sense experience.
7. Please match:
___ 1. Our understanding of the world is limited to the monads we call our mind and body.|
___ 2. Our understanding of the world is largely determined by our language.
___ 3. Our understanding of the world is shaped in our minds by a priori ideas and categories.
8. Please match:
c. a priori
d. a posteriori
___ 1. In Kant, things as they appear to us.|
___ 2. Before experience
___ 3. In Kant, things as they are in themselves.
___ 4. After experience
9. What does the slogan "support our troops" mean? (very short answer, please)
10. Why does public relations use a slogan like "support our troops"? (very short answer, please)
11. According to Chomsky, how is public support for foreign wars manufactured? (very short answer, please)
NB: Each wrong answer costs 3 points.