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Exam #1 Study Guide PHIL 1110

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Intro to Philosophy
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philosophy, sociology, Macroeconomics
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Morgan Cox on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PHIL 1110 at East Carolina University taught by Henry Jacoby in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 97 views. For similar materials see Intro to Philosophy in PHIL-Philosophy at East Carolina University.

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Date Created: 01/27/16
Exam #1 Study Guide Read Russell’s essay “The Value of Philosophy” 1. What do mythology, religion, and philosophy have in common? How do they differ? 2. According to the text, what are the four key elements of philosophical reflections? 3. In the text, how does he characterize the relationship between science and philosophy?  You should be able to distinguish philosophical questions from scientific ones. 4. You should know the different branches of philosophy and how they are defined in the  text. You should also be able to identify questions that could be asked within each (e.g.,  “Does God exist?” would be a question that would be asked in metaphysics). 5. What are some of the ways in which Russell compares philosophy and science? How  does he think the value of each differs? Ultimately, what does he think the value of  philosophy is? 6. For the following terms, you should be able to define, give examples, and answer  questions about each: logical consistency, contradiction, causal possibility, logical  possibility, lexical definition, real definition, necessary condition, sufficient condition,  argument, premise, conclusion, deductive argument, inductive argument, abductive  argument (inference to the best explanation), valid argument, sound argument, argument  by analogy, Ockham’s razor.


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