102: Introduction to Philosophy
Quiz: Science and Philosophy
Directions: Evaluate the following statements and mark them as "true" or as "false" in accordance with your assessment.
1. _______________ Russell implies that science and philosophy are exactly the same thing.
2. _______________ According to Russell, philosophy has few concrete results and science has many concrete results.
3. _______________ Both philosophy and science aim primarily at knowledge.
4. _______________ Philosophy seeks to examine the presuppositions or assumptions of science, our beliefs, or, for that matter, any inquiry.
5. _______________As soon as philosophic inquiry discovers a useful methodology to obtain definite knowledge, the subject is no longer called philosophy but becomes a separate science.
6. _______________ Many early scientists were at the time considered philosophers.
7. _______________The only sciences which developed independently of philosophy are mathematics, sociology, and semantics.
8. _______________ One of the most recent sciences to branch off from philosophy is mathematics.
9. _______________ Questions which are capable of definite answers are placed in philosophy; questions which are not capable of definite answers are placed in science.
10. _______________ Even though philosophy seeks knowledge, what really matters is not the certainty achieved but the uncertainty revealed by the use of reason and argument.