Chapter 2 Quiz 5

Chapter 2 Quiz 5



1. Nelson Goodman is considered to be an epistemological relativist? True Pages 168-174
False



2. Existentialism is a philosophical position held only by atheists. True
False Page 183



3. All Existentialists are relativists. True
False Page 183



4. According to Soren Kierkegaard which of the following is true? a. Objectivity is preferred over subjectivity because it is easier to obtain
b. Subjectivity requires more effort than objectivity, which is the easy way out. Page 185
c. Though objectivity is possible, it is much too difficult to obtain. Thus we should settle for subjectivity.
d. Objectivity is impossible, all we have is our own subjective understanding.



5. According to Kierkegaard, the person who knows the truth but does not live it is better than the person who lives the truth but does not know it. True
False Pages 187-188



6. Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical position called perspectivism is best characterized as being a version of which of the following? a. Rationalism.
b. Objectivism.
c. Relativism. Page 191
d. Empiricism.



7. It is fair to say that pragmatists believe in the Correspondence Theory of Truth. True
False Page 201



8. Which of these statements concerning truth would a pragmatist not agree with? a. Ideas are true to the extent that they help us relate to other parts of our experience.
b. A statement is true if believing it leads to satisfactory results in the believer's life.
c. A true belief has cash-value in a person's life.
d. A true belief is one that several intelligent strangers would agree upon. Pages 200-206



9. Which of the following philosophers is not considered to be a pragmatist? a. John Locke. Pages 200-217
b. John Dewey.
c. William James.
d. William Peirce.



10. Which of the following best describes the distinction between liberal feminists and gender feminists? a. While gender feminists claim that women are superior to men, liberal feminists claim that women and men are equal.
b. While liberal feminists call for a society where women are granted full intellectual and political participation, gender feminists demand a fundamental change in the basic structure of our male-dominated society. Page 222
c. While liberal feminists claim that women are superior to men, gender feminists claim that women and men are equal.
d. While gender feminists call for a society where women are granted full intellectual and political participation, liberal feminists demand a fundamental change in the basic structure of our male-dominated society.



11. Which of the following people are not commonly considered to be feminists? a. Lloyd.
b. Kohlberg. Pages 222-235
c. Gilligan.
d. Ruddick.

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