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Here is a sample quiz to help you study for your first in-class quiz.

Name:                                                 Intro to Philosophy                               Spring 2002

SAMPLE Quiz#1: Each question is worth one point.

1. Are theories of truth included in the area of metaphysics? Yes or No
2. Is personal identity included in the area of epistemology? Yes or No
3. Where are questions of God’s existence considered? In epistemology, ethics, or metaphysics?
4. Is materialism included in ethics or metaphysics?
5. Name one of the theories of truth. ___________________________
6. Name one of the arguments for the existence of God. _____________________
7. Name one of the philosophical movements we will be studying. ____________________
8. Logic is broken down into two types, formal and _______________________.
9. Our method of studying philosophy will be conceptual _____________________.
10. Concepts are the _______________ words do.
11. There are two types of moral theories, relativistic and ___________________.
12/13. Under the Concept of Ethics, one theory focuses upon ethical language/metaphysics and the
    other theory focuses upon theories of right and wrong conduct. Name each theory
     a)____________________focuses upon ethical language and metaphysics of ethics.
     b)___________________focuses upon theories of right and wrong conduct.
14. Incompatibilism is the thesis that determinism and ________________ are incompatible.
15. Who was the founder of the Stoic school? _________________________
16. Name one of the Logical Positivists._____________________________
17. Was Descartes a rationalist? Yes or No
18. Name one of the sub-areas of empiricism that we will study. __________________
19. “Is a dog an animal?” is a Question of  a) Fact, b) Concept, c) Value
20. “Should we eat meat? is a Question of  a) Fact, b) Concept, c) Value

E/C-.5 point each
Name the founder of the alternative version of pragmatism, called ‘pragmaticism.’


Who thinks the subjective/objective distinction is the source of philosophical problems?