Introduction to Philosophy (15 questions)

Apr 18th, 2014
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15 questions to Introduction to Philosophy:

6. Philosophical questions are conceptual in nature; __________ deal in probability and

plausibility rather than absolute truth and falsehood.

A. Philosophical uncertainties

B. Philosophical answers

C. Philosophical doubts

D. Philosophical statements

7. A major philosophical concept, ________________, deals with basic human characteristics

and similar traits in other beings like chimpanzees and dolphins.

A. Personhood

B. Selfhood

C. Self-being

D. Primitive self

Unit 1 Examination

Introduction to Philosophy

8. A(n) ________ fallacy involves an argument’s subject matter.

A. Formal

B. Informal

C. Truth

D. False

9. The two parts of an argument are _____.

A. Premises and conclusion

B. Fact and conclusion

C. Premises and falsehoods

D. Facts and truths

12. “A square has four sides” is a necessary and suffi cient condition for defi ning a


A. True

B. False

13. The potions riddle in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is an excellent example of

logical thinking.

A. True

B. False

Unit 1 Examination

14. If someone is a student at Hogwart’s, then he or she is studying witchcraft and wizardry.

Neville Longbottom is a student at Hogwart’s. Therefore, Neville Longbottom is

studying witchcraft and wizardry. This is an excellent example of Modus Ponens, or

the Asserting Rule.

A. True

B. False

15. Analytical thinking is the philosophical application of psychoanalysis.

A. True

B. False

16. Crossing the finish line first in a race in which you competed fairly and without cheating

is a necessary and sufficient condition for you to be the winner.

A. True or B, False

19. B.F. Skinner believes that human freedom is impossible.

A. True

B. False

Unit 1 Examination

20. Freudianism claims that the human personality has neither conscious nor unconscious


A. True

B. False

21. A “Freudian slip” is an example of how the unconscious can determine what we say.

A. True

B. False

23. The theory of free will implies about responsibility that because our actions result

from our own choices, we are fully responsible for them.

A. True

B. Fcalse

24. Aristotle agrees with the following statement: The more we understand people, the

more we know how little responsibility they have for their actions.

A. True

B. False

25. According to Ellis, irrational beliefs prove that determinism is correct.

A. True

B. False

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