Sample essay questions for a phil 104 midterm

Sample essay questions for a phil 104 midterm - Sample...

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Sample midterm essay questions Phil 104 sec 2-12 Spring 2008 A) Contrast inductively strong with deductively valid arguments. What are the important differences? B) Sketch the argument against Polus that it is better to be punished than not, given that you have committed an injustice. C) Plato thinks mathematical proofs show something about minds and reality. What, briefly and roughly? D) Give both of Socrates' arguments (versus Callicles) that pain and pleasure are not the same as good and bad. E) Criticize the following argument, from the discussion with Gorgias: If you learn carpentry, you're a carpenter. So, if you learn justice, you're just. What questionable assumptions about justice are implicit in the idea that these cases are similar? F) Give an example that illustrates the distinction between being able to do as you see fit and being able to do what you want. How is this distinction used in Socrates’ discussion with Polus? G) Sketch the argument against Polus that concludes that it is better to suffer and
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PHIL 104 taught by Professor Bontly during the Fall '08 term at UConn.

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