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Monday, February 23, 2015

H01 Full Study Guide

1. The caricature of a philosopher is of a brilliant person who is hopeless at dealing with what? (P 3) 
Everyday tasks

2. Did peripatetic philosophy entirely cease, with the destruction of Athens in 267 A.D.? (I believe this was on the website) 

3. Are This I Believe always famous people? (Also Website) 

4. (T/F) For Socrates, wisdom consists in knowing lots of facts. (LH 3) 

5. T/F Socrates wrote everything down. (LH 4)

6. In the Raphael painting School of Athens, is Aristotle pointing up? (LH 10) 
No, he is pointing out

7. "Epicurean" originally meant someone who indulges in luxury and sensual pleasure. (LH 24)  

8.What or whom prolonged the life of Phyrro? (LH 16)
His friends

9. What was Epicurus’s school of philosophy? (LH 23)
The Garden

10. Does the modern definition of “epicurean” match Epicurus's beliefs? (LH 24)

11. Who planted his own garden and made his own gravel path for peripatetic walks? (Website)
Charles Darwin

12. Who taught Socrates everything he knew about love? (PB 14)

13. What was Aristotle’s word for happiness, success, and flourishing? (LH 11)

14. For Immanuel Kant, a deontologist in ethics, a moral action is one performed from a sense of what? (P 42)

15. What will wise persons always base their belief on, in the words of David Hume? (P 59)
Rational thought; evidence of beliefs

16. According to Stoics, what does it mean to be philosophical? (LH 28)
To be philosophical is to accept what you can’t change

17. The point of modern skepticism is to get closer to what? (LH 20)
The truth

18. Who said belief in God should be treated like a gambling proposition? (P 29)

19. What kind of evil does the Free Will Defense fail to account for? (P 25)
Natural disasters

20. In his lifetime, how far did Thoreau walk? (Website)
10 times around the Earth

21. Plato's parable of the cave was intended to illustrate the distinction between appearance and reality, and to introduce his Theory of ______. (LH 5)

22. What was the name of Aristotle's school? (LH 10)

23. Who taught who, in what order: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle? (LH 8)
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle

24. Who was a tutor to Alexander the Great? (LH 10)

25. What question does the First Cause Argument for the existence of God invite? (P 16)
Who created God?

26. (T/F) Epicurus said it's reasonable to fear death. (LH 23, P 34)

27. (T/F) Augustine was a chaste and pious youth, converting to Christianity while still a boy. (LH 35) 

28. Which stoic wrote On Old Age? (LH 30)

29. Who consoles Boethius in his prison cell but also reprimands him for having forgotten her? (LH 41)

30. What insect did Socrates compare himself to? (LH 1)


  1. Here are my FQ's for Feb. 24, as well:
    1. What did Machiavelli believe was the key principle a prince needed to have? (LH 53)
    - Virtu, or 'manliness'
    2. What is a retributivist view on punishment? (P 93)
    - Those who intentionally break the law deserve to be punished.
    3. What was Machiavelli's ultimate purpose of writing "The Prince"? (PB 43)
    - To get back into power

  2. Group 1

    FQ: (T/F) The Prince by Machiavelli was meant to be a guidebook for anyone. (LH 52)

    FQ: There are two main senses of freedom in the political context: _______ and _______. (P 88)

    FQ: (T/F) One of Machiavelli's main points is that there's no such thing as a successful politician who hasn't had phenomenally good luck. (PB 44)

  3. I made the exam Monday afternoon, before this was posted. Sunday was our deadline.

  4. FQ: (T/F) Machiavelli believed a prince didn't need to worry about keeping his word. (LH 51)
    FQ: (T/F) The Prince has been described as "evil." (LH 52)
    FQ: Who was the only leader who impressed Machiavelli? (LH 52)
    DQ: Should leaders ever be feared?

  5. DQ: Does civil disobedience stem from respect for the law, or does it stem from lack of respect for the law?

  6. DQ: Can democracy, such as it exists in the United States, truly serve not only the majority but also those who are under-represented?

    DQ: Should the opinions and beliefs of the majority always outweigh those of the minority, including cases in which the majority will not be affected nearly as much by a law as the minority? (ie. the recently passed Amendment One regarding abortion which affects the lives of the conservative leaning people who would not have ever decided to have an abortion far less than it would the 15 year old girl that made a mistake)

    Also, the second DQ sort of segues into something not necessarily relevant to what we've been discussing but I feel is still important. Why is it that, in general, sexual education of adolescents is so severely lacking? There seems to be an incredible amount of focus on abstaining from sex, as well as the dangers of sex, but (at least in my experience and many experiences I've heard of) very little important factual information about safe sex is available to those adolescents. It seems that in many cases, sexual education courses are more founded in propaganda and scare-tactics than in the desire to allow young adults important information about their own bodies. Any thoughts?