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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

14-2 exam questions

1. Thomson thought that the question of abortion is settled by deciding whether a fetus is a person if not.

-False

2. Who created the Chinese room thought experiment? This experiment was designed to show that a computer can't really think even if it seems to.

-Searle

3. What are the two problems Law finds with evil and God?

- Logical – suppose that the existence of evil is strictly incompatible with the existence of God

- Evidential – assumes that the existence of evil is strong evidence against the existence of a good God.

4. Barry Smith believes that the taste of a wine and the qualities we assign to it reveals something about the external world.

-True

5. Whose philosophy was based on purely abstract ideas?

-Arendt, based her philosophy on recent history and lived experience.

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