PHYSIOLOGY: Skepticism is the position that we can have knowledge of ourselves in the outside world because we have certainty of beliefs based on our senses.

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Question 1 (5 points)

Skepticism is the position that we can have knowledge of ourselves in the outside world because we have certainty of beliefs based on our senses.

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Question 2 (5 points)

Descartes used ________ as an example to show that we might be able to doubt beliefs that we gain through our senses.

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logical proof


God's existence




sensory errors


1) and 2)


2) and 3)


3) and 4)

Question 3 (5 points)

One of the strengths of Descartes’s dualism is that he gives an adequate account of how our minds and bodies interact.

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Question 4 (5 points)

Because of the possibility of an evil genius, Descartes claimed that he could doubt that he exists as a thinking thing.

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Question 5 (5 points)

Locke rejected the idea that we were born with innate ideas given to us by God, and thought that our minds started out like a blank slate.

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Question 6 (5 points)

Locke requires certainty for a belief to count as knowledge.

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Question 7 (5 points)

Descartes argued that since our minds and bodies have the same characteristics, they are the same kind of thing.

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Question 8 (5 points)

Which of the following involves a priori knowledge?

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Tigers have stripes.


Whales are warm-blooded.


Vampires use blood for nutrition.


Red looks more like orange than like green.

Question 9 (5 points)

Descartes argued that he could be trapped in a never ending dream to show that _______.

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"I think, therefore I am".


the mind is a thinking thing.


he can doubt the information of his senses.


he can doubt all mathematical concepts.

Question 10 (5 points)

According to Hume, which of the following beliefs involve a matter of fact?

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’Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit’


‘10 is an even number’


‘Unicorns have one horn’


1) and 2)


2) and 3)

Question 11 (5 points)

Locke said that primary qualities are objective features of things.

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Question 12 (5 points)

Locke believed that objects really have primary qualities, and that these qualities are not shaped by how we perceive them.

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Question 13 (5 points)

With his proof of induction, Hume aims to show that we can have knowledge that events in the future will resemble events of the past.

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Question 14 (5 points)

Believing that ‘All of the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees’ and ‘Water does not boil at 180 degrees Fahrenheit’ involves having two a priori beliefs.

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Question 15 (5 points)

When Descartes thinks about a perfect God, he concludes that he can grasp God’s perfection by imagining the opposite of imperfect things that he experiences.

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Question 16 (5 points)

According to Descartes, if we can doubt a belief, then it can still count as knowledge if we use it all the time.

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Question 17 (5 points)

Descartes claimed that he can doubt the existence of his mind but he cannot doubt the existence of his body.

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Question 18 (5 points)

Believing that ‘5+5=10’ and ‘Triangles have 3 sides’ involves a priori knowledge.

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Question 19 (5 points)

Locke was an empiricist even though he believed that our senses sometimes deceive us.

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Question 20 (5 points)

When Descartes thinks about a perfect God, he concludes that his grasp of God’s perfection must have been caused by a perfect source.

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