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Take Home Midterm PHL 100 (Winter 2010) (1)

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Take Home Midterm PHL 100 Winter 2010 Rick Elmore (Exams must be typed) Short Answer Questions (roughly one paragraph) 1. Explain Hume’s distinction between “Relations of Ideas” and “Matters of Fact” 2. Explain where the drive for truth originally comes from, according to Nietzsche. Essay Questions (More than one paragraph) 1. Explain why, for Hume, causality is not rational. 2. Explain the argument that allows Nietzsche to make this claim: “What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and
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Unformatted text preview: which, after long usage, seem to people to be fixed canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which people have forgotten are illusions; they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force, coins that have lost their embossing and are now considered as metal and no longer as coins.” All exams should be in 12 point Times New Roman font with one inch margins. Please staple your pages and put in page numbers. Also PROOFREAD your paper; you will lose points for a poorly edited paper. This assignment is due in class on Thursday, Feb 18 th ....
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