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Midterm_21_F08

Midterm_21_F08 - A Hsu Philosophy 21 Midterm Fall 2008...

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A. Hsu Philosophy 21 Fall 2008 Midterm General instructions : Please write on two of the following questions. Your two essays together should come to no more than five pages. They will count equally towards your grade on this exam. Notes: (i) You may use any sources you wish, so long as they are acknowledged. 1 (ii) Gross grammatical, spelling and typographical errors will be severely penalized. (iii) There will be a penalty of 1/3 letter grade for lateness. Submit electronic version to turnitin and a hard copy to your TA by 9:00 AM Friday 7 November 1. Explain the difference between worldly and epistemic possibilities. Assume that all of the possibilities and impossibilities mentioned in the following argument are worldly ones: i. It is possible that you are as a matter of fact surrounded by perfect illusions of a piece of paper, a desk, a chair, etc. ii. If all that is possible then, it's impossible that you should ever know anything (at least, about things like desks, papers, etc.) iii. So, it's impossible that you should ever know anything (at least, about things like
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