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Topics in Philosophy Since 1600 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The key fundamental belief of empiricists is that all knowledge comes from what?

Question 2 2. What is a crucial component of empiricism that is used to determine the nature of reality?

Question 3 3. What are two strong beliefs of existentialists?

Question 4 4. Who was one of the first people in history to write about nihilism?

Question 5 5. Why did Caplan believe the term rational irrationality applied to the way people vote rather than rational ignorance?

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Question 6 6. How is the term rational ignorance defined?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a way to gain knowledge with rationalism?

Question 8 8. Rationalism is a priori. What does a priori refer to?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is true about instrumental rationality?

Question 10 10. Which of the following best explains some philosophers' criticism regarding a potential consequence of instrumental rationality?

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Question 11 11. How did Karl Popper define critical rationality?

Question 12 12. How did Karl Popper suggest that scientists create better theories?

Question 13 13. Who was the originator of the idea of rational irrationality theory?

Question 14 14. How is rational irrationality defined?

Question 15 15. Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot stands as a literary example of existential nihilism. Who admit that they have ''nothing more to do'' than wait for Godot?

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Question 16 16. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, life is described as _____, providing one of the earliest literary examples of existential nihilism?

Question 17 17. What method or analysis does Dr. Plantinga use in his modal ontological argument?

Question 18 18. What is important to remember when considering the seventh premise of the modal ontological argument?

Question 19 19. The _____ the population, the less likely voters are to educate themselves on voting issues due to having less of an impact on results themselves.

Question 20 20. What is rational ignorance?

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Question 21 21. Identify an example of the golden mean.

Question 22 22. Identify the philosopher behind virtue-based ethics.

Question 23 23. The oldest ontologist(s) were/was _____.

Question 24 24. Epistemology is the branch of Philosophy that studies _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following ideas is consistent with virtue ethics?

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Question 26 26. What is the main difference between contemplation and action in virtue ethics versus utilitarianism?

Question 27 27. The notion of solipsism is similar to what rationalist belief?

Question 28 28. What do religious moralist existentialists believe?

Question 29 29. What is an example of religious rational irrationality?

Question 30 30. Who heavily promoted rationalism?

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