Phil. 25: G.E. Assessment Test
Choose the best answer in each case. Use only an 815-E scantron
for this test. To receive the 5 points
extra credit (to be added to Part II of third exam) you must submit this scantron at the time of the third exam, which is Dec. 18
from 10:15 to 12:15 in Hinde Auditorium, lst floor of Student Union.
- The PreSocratic philosophers wre largely concerned with answering which of the
is knowledge acquired/
is the best kind of life for a human being?
are the basic explanatory principles of the natural world?
is the best kind of poligical regime?
is the nature of a form?
believes the basic explanatory principle of all things is:
- atoms and the void.
of the above.
best describes why Parmenides believes there is no plurality, change,
motion, coming to be and destruction?
is not, cannot be.
one’s proven there are such things.
and time are finitely divisible.
and Being something are different.
- A Socratic
“cross-examination” is an argument technique for showing that someone’s
historical Socrates, according to Plato’s Apology, believes his wisdom consists in:
that he knows nothing.
what he knows and does not know.
the Form of the Good.
that no one can know anything.
- In the
Republic Plato wants to show
is the advantage of the stronger.
- The life
of complete justice is better than thelife of
is giving to each what is due.
is no such thing as justice.
of the above.
sort of person would Plato say is a just person?
who does what is good.
whose soul is pure.
person who is concerned about the welfare of other human beings.
person whose soul is ordered and harmonious.
best describes Plato’s Forms?
are eternal, necessary, sensible objects.
are stable, unchanging, nonsensible and the
objects of genuine knowledge.
roll around between being and not-being.
exist only if sensible objects participate in them.
does Aristotle believe that happiness consists of activity under the
guidance of reason?
kind of activity is easy.
kind of activity enables a person to do the best he/she can whatever
kind of activity does not require any material goods, such as money or
kind of activity enables a person to see the Form of the Good.
Aristotle, material/external goods
- a means to being happy.
- instruments that a person can use to extend his/her
core or essence of being happy.
unnecessary for being happy.