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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Section 9 Group 3 Exam Questions

1) What were the main types of freedom in politics according to Philosophy the Basics? (positive and negative)
2) In The Prince, what is the name of the highly mentioned foe? (fortuna)
3) John Mann suggested which type of walking style for peripatetics? (stroll)
4) Who was at the top of Plato's perfect society? (philosophers)
5) Philosophers discover the nature of reality by ________ rather than relying on our _______.
    (thinking, senses)
6) What Australian philosopher talked about speciesism? (Peter Singer)
7) Which Stoic started out as a slave and inspired a future American fighter pilot? (Epictetus)
8) What's another name for the argument of design? (Teleological Argument)
9) The view that facts and values are distinct and separate is associated with _____'s Law. (Hume)
10) Those who argue for some form of equality are known as _______. (equalitarians)


  1. FQ's:
    1. What two things did Hobbes believe we are all selfishly driven by?
    2. What branch of philosophy deals with "questions about how we acquire knowledge of our surroundings?"

    1. What makes you able to tell that you're not dreaming right now? Which argument on dreams do you most agree with?

    An online debate on dreaming (if you are really dreaming right now)http://www.onlinedebate.net/forums/showthread.php/24938-How-do-we-know-that-right-here-right-now-we-are-not-dreaming/page2

    Comments: We started off in our groups choosing the questions for the study guide. We seemed to pick questions that I think are reasonable to put on the test. Then we moved on to the subject of one of the discussion questions about what is needed in a leader and a lot of people in our group agreed that there is a need of fear and respect of equal proportions. I happened to differ in my opinion because i believe that the fear factor doesn't play THAT big of role - more on the respect side. Then, we talked about fear of our parents, and I learned that it is really based on your upbringing/parents on how you much you value their opinions in your decisions.

  2. FQ:
    1. Did Hobbes favor anarchy or order?
    2. What previously discussed philosopher is Hobbes compared to in LH?

    1.Which do you trust more, your senses or your mind?
    2. What does it mean to be real to you?


  3. DQ: What is the Natural State ?
    FQ: Do you believe all people are inherently evil ?

  4. FQ:
    What is a similarity between representative realism and idealism?
    Who created the method of Cartesian Doubt?

    Could we be dreaming?
    Is the real world unknowable?