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Monday, March 31, 2014

Thunder Dragons Study Guide for Exam #2

1. FQ: Did Hume believe desire or reason governed human behavior? (Reason)

2. FQ: Who was Francois-Marie Arouet better known as? (Voltaire)

3. FQ: What book did Rorty believe knocked out the enterprise of epistemology itself? (Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature)

4. FQ: What position did Rorty believe in? (Middle-of-the-road)

5. FQ: Who was Pascal first educated by? (His Father, Étienne Pascal)

6. FQ: Who created the Cartesian co-ordinates? (René Descartes)

7. FQ: Did Pascal believe we should be closer to beasts or angels? (Beasts)

8. FQ: What branch of mathematics did Spinoza use to explain philosophy? (Geometry)

9. FQ- What did Pascal invent in 1642? (A mechanical calculating machine called the Pascaline)

10. FQ: Whose method is, "don't accept anything as true if there is the slightest possibility that it isn't"? (Descartes)


  1. Personally, I think Bentham's idea for prisons is genius. However, when it comes to his ideas on happiness... I don't think happiness is avoiding pain. Sometimes, i think pain is necessary in order to get to a state of happiness or joy.

    FQ: What's Bentham's idea about how we should live entitled? (Greatest Happiness Principle)
    DQ: What does it mean to be completely happy? Is it the quickest way to pleasure without pain? Or is pain sometimes imperative?
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr7p_5TjX8U

  2. FQ: Who created the Greatest Happiness Principle? Jeremy Bentham
    DQ: How do you achieve complete happiness?
    Link: www.utilitarianism.com/bentham.htm

  3. FQ: What was Kant's particular interest? (the limits of thought)
    DQ: What is reality like?
    Link: http://www.iep.utm.edu/kantmeta/ LOTS of info.

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  5. FQ: What was Kant's major work? Critique of Pure Reason
    DQ: How do you know the limits of your thoughts?
    Link: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-moral/