Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Philosoraptors Exam #3
I'm not totally sure if the directions were the same on this exam or not, so I just did the regular thing. Here's the 10 questions:
Which philosopher had a theory on how we should live called the Greatest Happiness Principle? (pg. 122 PB)
Which philosopher debated the definition of morality and defined it as "why you do something"?
Kant (p 115 LH)
What pessimistic philosopher thought that reality had to two aspects: as Will and Representation?
Schopenhauer (LH pg 133
Which philosopher was heavily influenced by political maneuverings in his time to the point where he came to believe that what seemed to be fixed and permanent for all time did not have to be, and that our ideas cannot be truly understood outside of our time without context?
What philosopher that that history WAS NOT a separate activity from philosophy?
Hegel (LH p 129)
Which philosopher used the statement, "The present king of France is bald." as an example to explain his Theory of Descriptions?
Bertrand Russell (LH pg. 188)
What philosopher questioned the Christian view of faithfulness to your spouse?
Bertrand Russell (LH p 183)
Who wrote the theory of justice called "Two Principles of Justice?"
John Rawls (PB pg. 239)
Which British philosopher came up with the thought experiment of the "Runaway Train"
Philippa Foot (LH 222-223)
Which philosopher was deeply affected by his experiences in World War II, which influenced his thinking and writing on justice?
John Rawls (LH 229)