Phil 264 - Quiz 3

Phil 264 - Quiz 3 - content_6 Empiricism is the view that(a...

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Philosophy 264: Quiz #3 ___1. The central views of the Vienna Circle are: (a) widespread among contemporary analytic philosophers (b) endorsed by few, if any, contemporary analytic philosophers (c) enjoying a resurgence among continental philosophers. ___2. According to the Vienna Circle, metaphysical theories like realism/idealism are: (a) beyond human comprehension (b) demonstrably false (c) devoid of any cognitive content. ___3. According to the Verification Theory of Meaning, if a statement is meaningful then it is: (a) empirical (b) analytic (c) either (a) or (b). ___4. According to Kant, the properties (as opposed to the mere existence) of things-in- themselves are: (a) unknowable (b) knowable through experience (c) knowable through rational intuition. ___5. The Vienna Circle viewed Kant's remarks concerning things-in-themselves as: (a) improbable if not false (b) subject to serious philosophical debate or (c) without cognitive
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Unformatted text preview: content. ___6. Empiricism is the view that: (a) all substantive knowledge is based on experience (b) there are no a priori truths (c) all knowledge (including that captured in analytic statements) is based on experience. ___7. The following is an example of an analytic statement: (a) Some dogs bite (b) Divorced individuals were once married (c) The sun is 93 million miles from the earth. ___8. The following is an example of an empirical statement: (a) The lights are on in this room (b) Teachers teach (c) Coffee is a beverage. ___9. The following is an example of a metaphysical claim: (a) There is a mind-independent reality (b) There are unknowable things (c) both (a) and (b). ___10. Who said, "What can be said at all, can be said clearly"? (a) Russell (b) Wittgenstein (c) Dewey....
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