Western Philosophy: Key Concepts & Beliefs


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Which philosopher is considered the father of modern philosophy?

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1. Which school of Western philosophy is most closely associated with dialectical reasoning?

2. Renaissance Neo-Platonism revived the ideas of what Greek philosopher?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The field of philosophy is quite broad and diverse in terms of different philosophical theories and schools of thought. Western philosophy, in particular, requires knowledge of several significant philosophers and philosophical ideas. If you would like to test your knowledge of some of the most important philosophers and philosophical traditions from western philosophy, you can go through this online quiz and worksheet and answer each of these helpful assessment questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you study topics like:

  • The father of modern philosophy
  • Dialectical reasoning
  • Renaissance Neo-Platonism
  • Division in modern philosophy
  • Important philosophical schools

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through this quiz and worksheet to see how much you can remember the school of western philosophy that has close ties to dialectical reasoning
  • Reading comprehension - see how well you recall the name of the father of modern philosophy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of western philosophy to recognize the school of philosophy most closely identified with Renaissance philosophy

Additional Learning

Learn even more about this subject by reading the associated lesson called, Western Philosophy: Key Concepts & Beliefs. You can read through this lesson to learn about:

  • Medieval philosophy
  • Renaissance philosophy
  • Modern philosophy
  • Important philosophical schools