Bertrand Russell's ~'Teapot~' Argument


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Which of these men argued against the evidence for the existence of God?

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1. Which of these did Russell write?

2. Which of these objects did Russell use to argue against the logic that things not disproved should be considered valid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of Bertrand Russell's best-known contributions to the field of philosophy was his argument against the existence of God, known as his ''teapot argument.'' This assessment will test you on some basic information regarding Russell's teapot argument, his related beliefs, and his notable works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Who argued against evidence for the existence of God
  • Object Russell used in his argument
  • Russell's belief about the universe
  • Russell's views on all beliefs

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall information on Bertrand Russell's teapot argument and its relation to philosophical views on the existence of God
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the key details regarding Russell's argument against the idea that things not disproved should therefore be considered valid
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained in the lesson to identify specific works of Russell's and accurately describe Russell's views

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson called Bertrand Russell's Teapot Argument. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Russell's general claim regarding the purpose of the universe
  • Understand the key points in the teapot argument
  • Recognize Russell's views about the validity of historical evidence