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Thursday, September 11, 2014

DAILY QUIZ (9/11/2014) SECTION 10


  1. What was the main teaching of Skepticism?
    1. Don't commit to anything
  2. What is an epicure?
    1. (Original meaning) Someone who indulges in the simple life and simple pleasures. (Modern Meaning) Some who indulges in luxury and sensual pleasures
  3. What was written on Epicurus's epitaph?
    1. I was not, I have been, I have not, I do not (When you're alive, death is not. When you're dead, you are not.)
  4. What does Epicurus assume of the afterlife?
    1. If there was an afterlife, it probably isn't as bad as people think. Its not something to fear. 
  5. A criticism of the gambler's argument claims that this procedure is insincere and motivated  by self-interest. Who voiced this claim?
    1. William James
  6. What was Pyrrho's reason for never getting worked up about anything?
    1. Everything was a simple matter of opinion

*BONUS QUESTION*
             -Who said, "I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise." and "All of humanity's  problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone" and "The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me."?

                             *PASCAL*

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