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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Combined Study Guide for Section 17

Below is  listed all 28 questions from all 3 groups in Section 17. Hope this helps everyone study for the exam on Monday. If there are answers that are not correct please just comment the correct answer(s) with question(s) below. There are only 28 questions because 2 questions were asked twice from different groups. So, I took the ones that were duplicate out.

Study Guide for Section 17

Q: What was aquinas' ontological argument? 

A: "Faith seeking understanding,"

Q: What was the name of the woman looking down on Boethius?

A: Philosophy

Q: Did Augustine have any beliefs in a higher power?

A: Yes, he believed in God, and was a Christian

Q: What is the name of the biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson written by Robert D. Richardson Jr.?

A: A Mind on Fire.

Q: Who said "Death is not an event in life"?

A: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Q: What is APA?

A:  American Philosophical Association

Q: Aristotle's ethics are based most of all on what concept?

A: Happiness

Q: Who came first second and third? out of Aristotle Plato and Socrates?

A: Socrates, Plato , then Aristotle

Q: Who was the Canadian philosopher that lobbied for philosophers to be able to practice therapy?

A: Lou Marinoff

Q: Which early stoic was a slave? 

A: Epictetus

Q: According to Cicero, what are four main problems of growing old and what is his 
attitude toward death?

A: (A) It gets harder to work, the body becomes weaker, joy in 
physical pleasure goes, and death is close, (B) Cicero believed that the soul lived forever and we should both accept the natural process of growing older and not be pessimistic. 

Q: When did Pyrrho actually live? 

A: 365C-270BC

Q: Why was Epicuris not popular in Athens? 

A: He became something of a cult leader

Q: What is Pyrrho's approach to life? 

A: We cannot trust the senses because they can be mislead

Q: How did Socrates die? 

A: He was forced to drink poison made from Hemlock

Q: Who was Socrate's star pupil?

A: Plato

Q: What is the Platonic Dialogs? 

A: A series of conversations between Socrates and the people he questioned

Q: Cicero was a philosopher, lawyer and? 

A: Politician 

Q: What was the name of Aristotle's school and where was it? 

A: The Lyceum, Athens

Q: What was the name of Epicurus' "school"?

A: The Garden

Q: Which stoic philosopher wrote a book titled "On Old Age"?

A: Cicero

Q: What does it mean to be philosophical?

A: It means to accept what you cannot change

Q: What was Augustine's real name?

A: Aurelius Agustinus

Q: Where was Boethius when he wrote "The Consolation of Philosophy"?

A: In prison awaiting execution

Q: What is the attempt to explain and defend how a good God could allow suffering?

A: Theodicy 

Q: What title did Anselm and Aquinas share?

A: They were both saints

Q: What was the title of the argument that Aquinas took up that stated existence had a definitive beginning?

A: First Cause Argument

Q: What did Aristotle consider the two virtues of character?

A: self-regarding and other-regarding


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