Epistemology and the True vs. Metaphysics and the Real


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Broadly speaking, metaphysics involves the study of which of the following?

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1. Epistemology is particularly interested in which of the following questions?

2. At least some philosophers believe metaphysics is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Both epistemology and metaphysics involve philosophical questioning, but what specifically is explored in these two branches of philosophy? This quiz and worksheet will assess you on the differences in these philosophies and the central ideas that each expresses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What is involved in the study of metaphysics
  • The focus of epistemology
  • Philosophers' perspectives on metaphysics
  • Topics debated in both branches

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of epistemological lines of questioning in different contexts
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about philosophical concepts in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding epistemology and metaphysics and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about concepts in epistemology and metaphysics

Additional Learning

To further explore these concepts, view the corresponding lesson, Epistemology and the True vs. Metaphysics and the Real. The following are some suggested objectives from the lesson:

  • Define epistemology
  • Explore lines of questioning in epistemology
  • Explain how metaphysics differs from epistemology
  • Discuss the nature of questions asked in metaphysics