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Professor Lynch Philosophy 101 [email protected] Study Questions Final Exam The final exam will take place on Wednesday December 12 th 6-8 p.m. Where you will take the exam depends on your section: SCHN 55: Sections of S. Kim, R. Hine, L. Szentkiralyi CLAS 108: Sections of D. Capps, A. Bhandary, P. Silva The exam will consist of one essay (75%) and some short answer, true/false questions (25%). The essay questions (you will have a choice of two) will come out of the list below. 1. Is the mind separate from the body? In answering this question, carefully explain Descartes’ Dualism and at least one argument for that that position. Defend your view against objections. 2. Carefully explain Susan Wolf’s version of the “deep self” view of free will. Is her position persuasive? Why or why not? Make sure to defend your position against objections. 3. Could a computer (ever) think? Discuss in relation to Searle's "Chinese Room" thought experiment, making sure to explain the experiment carefully. Defend your answer against
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Unformatted text preview: objections. 4. What is the identity theory of mind? What arguments can be used to support the Identity Theory? What objections can be made against the Identity Theory? 5. Some philosophers believe that you could be taking this exam of your own free will even if determinism is true. Do you agree? Defend your answer against objections, making sure to explain compatibilism carefully. 6. What is Jackson’s Knowledge Argument against materialism? What objections might be raised against this argument? Are those objections persuasive? 7. What is determinism? Is it plausible? Present at least two arguments for your view and defend them against objections. 8. (1) If determinism is true, we have no free will. (2) If determinism is false, we have no free will. (3) Determinism is either true or false So, we have no free will Carefully discuss reasons for believing the first two premises of this argument. Then discuss at least one objection to the argument....
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