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Monday, October 28, 2013

Section 16, Group 3 EXAM QUESTIONS

Sincerest of apologies for not having these questions put up sooner. Responsibilities within the group were not upheld so some roles were shifted around. Here are our final ten questions:

1. What did Rorty think about relativism? (It doesn't exist in the real world - AP 145)

2. Which philosopher claimed that "our ideas represent the world to us, that only some aspects of that world are as they seem" in his great work An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) ------- (John Locke)

3. Rene Descrates was a _______ philosopher.

4. Francois-Marie Arouet is better known as ______? (Voltaire)

5. Pascal made important contributions to the study of what? (fluids)

6. Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature was written by which modern philosopher? (Richard Rorty)

7. George Berkeley was an idealist, became a bishop, but most famed for _____? (Answer: Metaphysics p.89 in PBB)

8. Which philosopher combined political experience with philosophical insight and is a founder of modern conservatism? (Edmond Bourke)

9. Who wrote "man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains" in his book The Social Contract? (Rousseau)

10. _____ has an ameliorating effect on social behavior. (Answer: Commerce found on page 113 in PBB)


  1. Michael 16-310:25 PM CDT

    FQ: The concept that morality is derived from rationality is part of what ethical concept? (Categorical Imperative)

    DQ: Even if there are universal laws that govern morality, can there be exceptions made to these rules? If so who judges what merits an exception?

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOCmJevigw
    Brilliant explanation for Kant's ethical theory.

  2. FQ: Gilbert Seldes helped spark the collapse of what? (highbrow/lowbrow distinctions)

    DQ: Do you prefer the moral view of Kant or Bentham?

    Link: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bentham
    Quotes from Bentham

  3. FQ: did Kant agree with the rationalists that it was possible to use pure reason to arrive at substive conclusions about the nature of reality? [yes]
    DQ: Are you more a rationalist or an imperialists?


  4. Courtney 16-32:21 PM CDT

    Good luck on the exam tomorrow! Study hard! :)
    FQ: Who was an intellectual celebrity, a philosopher, novelist musicologist, educationalist,polemicist, and author of arguably history's most influential autobiography- his Confessions? - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    DQ: Rosseau believes that our morals have been corrupted by the progress of social development and it's made us unhappy and estranges us from ourselves. Do you think his views are correct?
    Link: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jeanjacques_rousseau.html

  5. Glad the question are up. Hopefully nothing gets added last minute again.

  6. Anonymous5:31 PM CDT

    Anthony Helton 16-3
    FQ:What is Durant best known for?(The Story of Civilization)
    DQ: Was Durant a Historian or a Philosopher or both?