Popular Misconceptions vs. Reality
There are lots of popular misconceptions about philosophy. Let's clear things up.
Misconception #1: Philosophical questions have no right or wrong answer.
Newbies to philosophy often say that philosophical qu
Intro to Philosophy Notes
A counterexample is an argument thato Has same logical form as the argument in question
o Has all true premises & a false conclusion
o Example: If Willow can have kittens, Willow is a female cat. Willow is a female
cat. Willow ca
PHIL Final Exam Study Guide
Properties of traditional view of god:
1. Omnipotence perfect power, can do anything logically possible
2. Omniscience knows every fact (past, present, & future) and isnt limited to space & time
3. Onmibenevolent god is perfect
Test 3 Study Guidey
Determinism- theory that the future is fixed by the past, there is only one possible future
Indeterminism- the future is not set by the past, past has only limited effect on the future
& future is not yet determined
Exam Four Study Questions
What is Descartes goal in the Meditations?
To provide a stable and lasting foundation for knowledge.
What is his method for achieving that goal?
Reject anything that is not absolutely certain.
Exam Three Study Guide
1. How was 'God' defined in the reading Does God exist? Clarifying the Question?
God = a being who is omniscient (all knowing), omnipotent (all powerful) and perfectly
2. What are the different philosophical positions one can
Exam Two Study Guide Spring 2016
1. What reasons does Crito offer for thinking Socrates should escape early in the Crito? On what
grounds does Socrates dismiss each of these reasons?
2. What reasons does Socrates offer for thinking he should stay in priso
In the case of Charles Manson commanding others to commit murders and claim that he
is God, a Christian who accepts Divine Command Theory would say that this is morally wrong
because Manson isnt
Exam One Study Sheet
The exam will cover the same material as the questions below. This means that if you can
provide clear and comprehensive answers to each of these questions you should be in a position
to do well on the exam. Exams are not op
We have Free Will
Determinism is True
Free Will &
Could have done otherwise
o Categorical- indeterminism, libertarianism