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Unformatted text preview: Philosophies of Life PHIL 12 l 3 OH‘ Midterm Exam Name: Matthew Ho “(and Instructor: Eric Reitan General Instructions: There are three parts to the exam. In each part, you will be graded on the basis of accuracy, completeness, clarity, and—in the case of essays—depth of philosophical understanding. You may use the back of this question sheet as well as your own notebook paper for answering essay questions. When you are finished, please staple this question sheet to the front of you exam, I Part 1: Answer five (5) of the following six short answer questions in the space provided below (or your own paper). Feel free to use examples to clarify your answers. Be brief but accurate & precise (5 pts each) 1. Define “Cultural Relativisrn” N‘Krm‘ earmmlmcis vow tram culture he Co mare. and flame mom‘s 0‘53 “game?” @5000: 9" ‘Qflfll- m Opw mow-i1 stoxficvdes ‘thcxt martev are emcee. had by m, eeetsxe 2. State the main thesis of logical positivism 3. 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Carefiilly explain Don Marquis’ main argument for the conclusion that abortion has the same moral status as killing adult human beings. Part 111: Answer either C or D with as much depth as time allows. Be sure to define technical terms, explain relevant concepts and ideas, and use examples as appropriate to clarify what you mean. Once again, write as if you were explaining the material to someone who knows nothing about the topic. (45 pts) C. Ce Defend or criticize the following statement: “Theists ought to accept the Divine Command Theory of Ethics, because it is only if you accept this theory that God’s supremacy is preserved. Any other theory makes God subordinate to the moral law.” In your answer, be sure to define all technical terms, make appropriate use of course materials, and demonstrate an appreciation of and capacity to respond to objections and opposing perspectives. 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