PHIL 201 Quiz 3

PHIL 201 Quiz 3 Liberty University

Set 1

  1. According to Hume, why can we never arrive at certainty?
  2. Which of the following is NOT one of the five sources of knowledge listed in Dew & Foreman:
  3. For Hume, which of the following would be a matter of fact:
  4. Epicureans held to empiricism because:
  5. Hume’s fork consisted of:
  6. The Aristotelian approach that Bacon critiqued was deduction.
  7. Locke divided knowledge into matters of fact and relations of ideas.
  8. The liars paradox, which states “Everything I say is a lie” is a often cited as a problem for which truth theory:
  9. Scientific anti-realism is the view that science does not claim objects like electrons actually exist. They are just a fictional construct to explain how things work. This view fits best with which truth theory:
  10. The basis for Descartes knowledge of the material world was:
  11. An argument used by Descartes to prove Gods existence:
  12. One problem with the coherence theory of truth is that it is not linked with the real world but only systems of beliefs.
  13. Even after the Gettier problem, Dew and Foreman think that JTB is still at least a necessary condition for knowledge.
  14. Which is not one of the ways the word “know” might be used?
  15. The study of epistemology has had positive impact of which of the following?
  16. Epistemology is concerned with all the following types of questions except:
  17. A sufficient condition is:
  18. Gettier examples are aimed at showing that JTB is not a necessary condition of truth.
  19. The primary problem with Thales’ view of the earth is that he lacked justification for his belief.
  20. Which of the following is not one of the reasons Dew and Foreman give to show that truth really does exist.
  21. Which of the following is not one of the major pragmatists mentioned by Dew and Foreman?
  22. According to Dew and Foreman, the coherentist perspective of truth has enjoyed the greatest and longest amount of support throughout history.
  23. Which of the following is NOT a problem with Pragmatism:
  24. In coherentist theories of truth, the primary concern is how well (or consistently) one belief fits with all the other beliefs within the system.
  25. Which of the following has been the dominant theory of truth for most of history?

Set 2

  1. Which of the following is NOT one of the five sources of knowledge listed in Dew & Foreman:
  2. Descartes believed that all men were born a tabula rasa.
  3. Knowledge arrived at immediately:
  4. Which of the following represents the key difference in thought from Descartes to Bacon?
  5. Epicureans held to empiricism because:
  6. Plato was hesitant to build a theory of knowledge on the physical world because
  7. The truth theory that holds that a proposition is true if it correlates with reality is the
  8. The liars paradox, which states “Everything I say is a lie” is a often cited as a problem for which truth theory:
  9. The basis for Descartes knowledge of the material world was:
  10. In the end Kant concluded
  11. The statement, “I know how to play the xylophone” is an example of propositional knowledge.
  12. According to Plato, the process by which we know things in the world is called:
  13. Though there are a variety of different forms of justification, the best form is empirical evidence.
  14. The problem with “True Opinion” is that:
  15. Gettier Problems show that:
  16. JTB is the traditional definition of knowledge, but was never actually articulated in the ancient world.
  17. Even after the Gettier problem, Dew and Foreman think that JTB is still at least a necessary condition for knowledge.
  18. A ______________ is something we hold to be true.
  19. Knowledge has traditionally been defined as Justified, true, opinion.
  20. Tests for truth are meant to define the nature of truth itself.
  21. Anti-realist Postmodern thinkers say that reality does not exist.
  22. For a statement to be true, it need not correspond to reality, it need only be consistent with everything else that we believe to be true.
  23. According to Dew and Foreman, the coherentist perspective of truth has enjoyed the greatest and longest amount of support throughout history.
  24. In coherentist theories of truth, the primary concern is how well (or consistently) one belief fits with all the other beliefs within the system.
  25. Which of the following is not one of the major pragmatists mentioned by Dew and Foreman?

Set 3

  1. For Hume, which of the following would be a matter of fact:
  2. For Plato, the realm where things are constantly in a flux and changing is:
  3. The Aristotelian approach that Bacon critiqued was deduction.
  4. Which of the following is NOT one of the five sources of knowledge listed in Dew & Foreman:
  5. According to Dew and Foreman, faith is one of the sources of knowledge.
  6. For Locke, which of the ideas below would be a complex idea:
  7. Nancy believes that her brother, Peter, is currently in Paris. It is true that Peter is in Paris. According to the traditional definition of knowledge, can we say that Nancy knows her brother is in Paris:
  8. The one below that is NOT one of the necessary criteria for the traditional definition of knowledge:
  9. By “noumena” Kant is referring to
  10. According to Plato, the process by which we know things in the world is called:
  11. Scientific anti-realism is the view that science does not claim objects like electrons actually exist. They are just a fictional construct to explain how things work. This view fits best with which truth theory:
  12. The basis for Descartes knowledge of the material world was:
  13. Which is not one of the ways the word “know” might be used?
  14. Gettier Problems show that:
  15. As long as justification is present, one can be assured that he/she has real knowledge.
  16. Knowledge has traditionally been defined as Justified, true, opinion.
  17. Dew and Foreman claim that one minor concern with JTB is that the line between justification and truth seems a bit vague.
  18. The study of epistemology has had positive impact of which of the following?
  19. The problem with “True Opinion” is that:
  20. Postmodern anti-realism argues that our perception comes to us through the subjective filters of our minds.
  21. According to Dew and Foreman, the successes of modern science give us reason to think that we can speak of truth, search for truth, and make truth claims.
  22. For a statement to be true, it need not correspond to reality, it need only be consistent with everything else that we believe to be true.
  23. Pragmatism is epistemologically valuable for us since it helps us test truth claims.
  24. Which of the following is not one of the major pragmatists mentioned by Dew and Foreman?
  25. Tests for truth are meant to define the nature of truth itself.
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