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problems of philosophy (PH 101)Fall 2017FINAL STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONSI prefer to answer your questions that need elaboration in person. Feel free to set up anappointment or ask them before/after class.Please note that I do not respond to emailedquestions that need relatively lengthy elaboration. Feel free tovisit meand ask questionsuntil12/12 (Wed)(see the syllabus for your Exam Date). Please email and set up anappointment, for I may not be in otherwise.Please place your cell-phone in your bag or on the floor.Please do not leave the room while taking the test (no restroom visit allowed; plsdo it before or after).No time extension will be granted unless you have an official letter from the Officeof Disability Services; all exams must be submitted within the two hour examperiod.I will bring CLEAN hard copies of the relevant articles for the essay. You are notallowed to bring anything other than your computer, which has downloadedRespondus Browser.FORMAT OF THE EXAM (total: TBD):1.Singer’s and O’Neill’s articles (20-30 points)1.Matching concepts with meanings2.True/False questions on comprehension2.True/False questions regarding facts (see the listed links below) pertaining to the topicswe covered since the midterm (15-25 points)1.It is not necessary to remember specific numbers; however, you need tounderstand general facts implied by the numbers.3.1 Long Essay among topics below in order to assess your critical thinking skills (50points)
1.What is the distinction between duty and charity?
2.What is a ‘supererogatory’ act?
3.What is Singer’s position on whether your helping famine victims is your duty or charitableact? What are his reasons?
4.When Singer says that “if it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening,without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, todo it,” what does he mean by “without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moralimportance”?

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