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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Study Guide update

SUN p.m. In addition to the questions/topics based on your FQs, the exam may also include questions pertaining to Peirce, James, Rawls, Cavell, doubt, free will, and justice.

The extra credit options on the exam:
  • Explain, in light of the “School of Athens” painting which depicts Plato and Aristotle, the main difference between their philosophies. Which of them said “Form” (Essence, Idea, Universal) is transcendent? Which said we should study the natural world in order to understand the “forms “of things? Which view do you consider more appealing? Why? 
  • George Santayana said “God does not exist, and Mary is his mother”; and “Scepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer.” What do you think he meant? Do you agree? Why or why not?
    OR supply your own discussion question.
SUN a.m. Stealing a minute from Parents' Weekend to check in. Some groups still haven't integrated their 10 FQs into the study guide, I've updated it as best I could.

May I suggest: in the future, all group posts should be headlined with Section/Group #s in front of the post heading. For instance: "16/1: exam #1 study guide, short list"

A reminder, to assist your report research: check the sites & links listed at the bottom of our CoPhi homepage.

The A Team - Section 16

Review Questions for Exam:

1. What was Aristotle's Philosophical School called? (Lyceum)

2. Which philosopher said "Death is not an event in life"? (Epicurus)

3. Did Augustine believe in God? (Yes)

4. What was Cicero's philosophical view? (Stoicism)

5. What philosopher wrote the book Proslogion? (Anselm)

6. What did Machiavelli like to write about the most? (Politics)

7. Who was Machiavelli's hero among the Roman Emperors? (Septimius Severus)

8. Who was one of England's greatest political thinkers? (Thomas Hobbes)

9. What is Niccolo Machiavelli's most famous work? (The Prince)

10. What was Augustine's solution to why moral evil exists? (Free Will)
Here's Group 16, Section 2's study guide:

1. In what book did Thomas Aquinas outline his five arguments for the existence of God? (Summa Theologica)

2. What is theodicy? (an attempt to explain and defend how a good God could allow suffering)

3. Where was Augustine born? (Tagaste, in present-day Algeria)

4. What does Eudaimonia stand for in English? (Happiness)

5. Boethius wrote "De consolatione philosophiae" where? (prison)

6. What British philosopher founded Utilitarianism? [ Jeremy Bentham]

7. How did Boethius' luck change? (He was accused of plotting against Theodoric)

8. "The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct." Which philosopher said that? (Cicero)

9. What is the name of Cicero's book? (On Old Age)

10. Who believed, " Americans could have an original relations to the universe"? [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Grp 3 - 110 Study Guide Q&A's for Exam 1
  1. Pyrrho believed that we cannot trust our senses.
  2. Where was Epicurus born? Samos, an island in the Aegean Sea 
  3. Who was the first African-American to hold a "regular" job in the Ivy League? William Fontaine
  4. Who pioneered philosophical counseling? Gerd Achenback
  5. What does the term ethika mean? The study of character.
  6. What does "eros" mean? Erotic Love
  7. Who was Aristotle's teacher? Plato 
  8. What was Aristotle's primary area of study? Ethics
  9. Which country did Pyrrho visit that inspired his unusual lifestyle? India
  10. What was Epicurus' school of philosophy commonly known as? The Garden

Questions? Concerns? Corrections? Comment below. 

- Tink ;-)


Grp 1-Nameless 8 study guide (revised)

here is our groups ten best

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: How was Socrates killed?

 A: Drinking hemlock.

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

A: Lou Marinoff
good luck guys, and may the force be with you.


  1. Anonymous1:23 AM CDT

    Is this a combined study guide of multiple classes?

  2. Chelsea 16-112:46 PM CDT

    Great study guide !!