Quiz 6
Chapter 5


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

b. Epistemology

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:

a. Descartes

b. Leibniz

c. Locke

___ 1. "Cogito ergo sum"

___ 2. Tabula rasa (blank slate)

___ 3. Monads

3. Please match the following:

a. Solipsism

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

b. Dualism

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:

a. Spinoza

b. Descartes

c. Leibniz

___ 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):

a. empiricism

b. Berkeley

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:

a. Wittgenstein

b. Kant

c. Leibniz

___ 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:

a. phenomena

b. noumena

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.



by Colby Glass, MLIS.


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