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Monday, December 1, 2014

Section 13, Group 1; Exam #3 Study Guide Questions

1. Q: Reading whose autobiography led young Bertrand Russell to reject God?
A: John Stewart Mills

2. Q: The idea of a barber who shaves all who don't shave themselves is a logical ____, a seeming contradiction that is both true and false. Another example of the same thing would be a statement like "this sentence is _____."
A: Paradox; false

3. Q: When Simone de Beauvoir said women are not born that way, she meant that they tend to accept what?
A: Men's Judgement

4. Q: Which young mathematical prodigy created the Redundancy Theory of Truth, according to which theory is unnecessary?
A: Frank Ramsey

5. Q: T/F: For Kierkegaard, the "Danish Socrates," the point of the Abraham/Isaac story is simply not to doubt God's word.
A: False

6. Q: T/F: Claire Carlisle says Kierkegaard perceived a complacency of faith among his fellow Christians, and wanted his readers to question whether Abraham did the right thing?
A: True

7. Q: For Karl Marx, history was what kind of struggle, involving whom?
A: A class struggle between have and have-nots.

8. Q: Schopenhauer was _____ in general, but ______ about the possibility of personal "enlightenment." (optimistic/pessimistic)
A: Pessimistic: Optimistic

9. Q: In what 1859 book did J.S. Mill defend "giving each person space to develop as they saw fit?"
 A: On Liberty

10. Q: Who thought he might better understand Hegel if he first ingested nitrous oxide before reading The Phenomenology of Spirit?
A: William James

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