Chapter 2 Quiz 3

Chapter 2 Quiz 3

1. Which of the following is not one of the premises Rene Descartes uses in his first proof of God's existence from Meditation II.? a. I have in my mind an idea of perfection.
b. Everything has a cause.
c. It is possible that I am perfect.
d. The cause of something must be at least as real as the effect it produces.

2. Which of the following philosophers is not considered to be an empiricist? a. Locke.
b. Berkeley.
c. Spinoza.
d. Hume.

3. According to John Locke, the difference between a simple and complex idea lies in the difficulty one has in understanding them. True

4. Which one of the following is a simple idea? a. White.
b. Man.
c. Tall.
d. Rose.

5. It is impossible for an empiricist to account for the existence of what rationalists call innate ideas. True

6. Which of the following statements best represents the view of John Locke? a. Though most knowledge comes from experience, innate ideas arise from reason alone.
b. Though most knowledge comes from reason, experience is necessary to help us order our ideas.
c. All knowledge comes from experience, thus reason is not a concept necessary in epistemology.
d. Though knowledge comes from experience, reason is necessary to order our knowledge.

7. Two people enter a classroom and disagree about the temperature. While one insists it is cold in the room, the other is equally sure it is warm. This sort of disagreement can be used to argue against the empiricism of John Locke. True

8. According to John Locke, which of the following is an example of a secondary quality? a. Size.
b. Relative motion.
c. Mass.
d. Taste.

9. Which of the following offers the best translation for George Berkeley's famous quote, "esse est percipi?" a. To be is to be perceived.
b. I think therefore I am.
c. The mind is a blank slate.
d. You are what you eat.

10. Which of the following best characterizes the philosophical position called Idealism? a. Ultimate reality is physical in nature.
b. Ultimate reality is mental in nature.
c. The search for ultimate reality is impossible for humans because we are imperfect beings.
d. All knowledge is based on an idea of perfection.

11. In Locke's view, our experience of primary qualities gives us knowledge of how reality actually is, while our experience of secondary qualities varies from person to person. Which of the following titles best characterizes this view? a. Objective Realism.
b. Representative Realism.
c. Idealism.
d. Objective Idealism

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