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True-False Questions (60 pts.)

Directions: Write in the blanks below the word ``true'' or the word ``false'' in accordance with the truth or falsity of the statement.

  1. __________________________ Axiology can be defined as the study of the axioms or fundamental presuppositions of mathematics.
  2. __________________________ Epistemology is the study of the nature, scope, and limits of reality.
  3. __________________________ Plato's teacher and mentor was Socrates.
  4. __________________________ One of the charges brought against Socrates is that he is challenging Greek religious beliefs; that is, he investigates things in the heavens and below the earth.
  5. __________________________ The Socratic Paradox is the basis of the ethics of Socrates.
  6. __________________________ The Delphic Oracle stated that Socrates makes the weaker reason appear the stronger, and he corrupts the youth of Athens.
  7. __________________________ Socrates says that he is a gadfly; this means that he annoys the prominent citizens of Athens by showing they do not know what they claim to know.
  8. __________________________ When convicted, Socrates doesn't plead for his life because he knows he can move away from Athens and change his questioning.
  9. __________________________ Socrates believes in immortality of the soul because of the permanence of material objects, not ideas.
  10. __________________________ According to Russell, a chief value of philosophy is its uncertainty and its reduction of dogmatism.
  11. __________________________ Russell describes the practical person as one who seeks enlargement of self.
  12. __________________________ Russell believes that science and philosophy have nothing in common.
  13. __________________________ Knowledge is sought by both philosophy and science, but philosophy seeks the assumptions upon which science is built.
  14. __________________________ Russell and Plato both believe that choices are entirely justified by their actual consequences in the world.
  15. __________________________ The chief value of philosophy lies, according to Russell, in the reduction of dogmatism and the inquiry into truth, goodness, and reality.
  16. __________________________ Because Tolstoy was old and his life was coming to an end, he experienced an arrest of life.
  17. __________________________ ``The truth'' according to Tolstoy is that art reveals the essence of life.
  18. __________________________ Tolstoy thinks that only faith can provide a meaning to our lives.
  19. __________________________ Tolstoy believes advances in science can provide a meaning and an understanding of life that religion can never provide.
  20. __________________________ Tolstoy defines ``faith'' as ``irrational knowledge.''
  21. __________________________ Tolstoy states that in this life, only death and taxes are the truth.
  22. __________________________ Camus implies that the fundamental problem of philosophy is to solve the question of the meaning of life.
  23. __________________________ Camus states that the world is Absurd; consequently, all our actions are controlled by fate.
  24. __________________________ Camus' phrase ``the cruel mathematics which command our condition'' implies that the passage of time in our lives is inevitable.
  25. __________________________ Camus believes that we can find a meaning to life if we impose value on what we do.
  26. __________________________ The existentialists believe that all human actions, like all natural events, are causally determined and so is subject to the laws of science.
  27. __________________________ Camus believes that ``what'' we do is not as important as ``what we think of what we do.''
  28. __________________________ Metaphysics or ontology is the study of the basis of reality.
  29. __________________________ Ethics is the study of morals-including the concepts of good and right.
  30. __________________________ Aesthetics is the study of the foundations of physical motion in nature.

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Lee Archie 2004-09-13