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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Daily Quiz

April 2

(It's exam day, so we'll be brief with the quiz today. We'll revisit this material in greater depth Monday.)

1. Who said "the owl of Minerva flies only at dusk," and what did he mean by that?

2. What was the philosophical significance of history, for Hegel? OR, What was his view of Kant's appearance/reality distinction?

3. What is Geist? OR, What did Hegel think he had achieved with his philosophical work?

4. Who said we're stuck in a hopeless, meaningless cycle of desire and Will from which we can partially free ourselves in a way similar to that proposed by Buddhists?

5. Did Schopenhauer agree with Kant that we cannot encounter the noumenal world of ultimate Reality, but only the world of appearances (phenomena)?

6. What's optimistic about Hegel's dialectical view of history and philosophy? (PB)

7. Which 20th century American psychologists invented an "heir conditioner"? Which wrote of "peak experiences"? Which wrote a series of books based on conversations with children? (AP)

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