Philosophy Midterm Exam Review Sheet

3 elaborate on the key difference between greek and

Info icon This preview shows page 2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
3. Elaborate on the key difference between Greek and Judeo-Christian accounts of human flourishing. Aquinas 1. Explain the four modes of causality discussed in class. 2. Is God’s existence known innately ? Is it self-evident to us? (Note: Brian Davies’ text is especially helpful on this point) Why or why not (for both questions)? 3. Discuss Aquinas’ method of “ natural theology ,” and how he uses this to prove God’s existence in the “Five Ways.” (Note: Brian Davies’ text is especially helpful on this point) 4. Summarize the argument of one of the five ways to God’s existence. 5. Name and explain the two kinds of evil Aquinas discusses. What is his basic conviction about the origin and existence of evil? 6. What is Aquinas’ view of the soul-body relationship ? Explain, and be sure to incorporate his views on form and matter . Compare and contrast this with Plato’s dualist view and a materialist view. 7. Explain Aquinas’ epistemological theory of “ abstraction .” Be sure to discuss the role of the senses in the process of understanding. 8. Explain the role of the intellect and will in happiness, as well as how, for Aquinas, the latter does not merely consist in a “feeling.” 9. Aquinas distinguishes between two kinds of happiness : perfect (beatitude) and imperfect (natural flourishing). Describe what each consists of in as much detail as possible.
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern