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UVU - Phil 205 - Study Guide - Midterm

School: Utah Valley University
Department: OTHER
Course: Ethics and Values
Professor: Jeffery Neilson
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: Midterm Study Guide
Name: Midterm Study Guide
Description: This study guide goes over all of our Reading Quizzes and gives some further advice for the exam. For further detailed reviews, please refer to the class notes that I have posted.
Uploaded: 03/10/2018
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background image *This section of the study guide goes over the questions in all of the reading quizzes and where you can 
find the answers so you can become even more familiar with the content that is going to be on the 
midterm!
 
Reading Quiz #1: 
1. Question:  The class syllabus notes that quizzes, exams, and discussion postings can be made up  even if you've not previously arranged for accommodations.  ○ Answer:  FALSE!  ○ Where to find this answer: ​ ​The Course Syllabus!  2. Question:  According to bell hooks, in the chapter Teachers Against Teaching, creating the  proper classroom dynamic is:  ○ Answer:  Mainly the responsibility of the instructor, but also the responsibility of the  student(s)  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 34 in BELL HOOKS - “Teaching and Learning  without Limits”  3. Question:  For bell hooks, what methods should students use to approach a "bad" teacher:  ○ Answer:  Writing an anonymous letter or approach them directly.  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 35 in BELL HOOKS - “Teaching and Learning  without Limits”  4. Question:  According to Plato in The Allegory of the Cave, which group of people are capable of  being educated?  ○ Answer:  Everyone  ○  Where to find this answer:  Page 21 in PLATO - “Allegory of the Cave”  5. Question:  In The Allegory of the Cave, Plato defines education as:  ○ Answer: The craft of turning the soul until it is able to study the good 
○  Where to find this answer: 
Page 20 in PLATO - “Allegory of the Cave”  Reading Quiz #2:  1. Question:  According to John Stuart Mill, utilitarianism claims that the most desirable moral  behavior is:  ○ Answer:  Maximizing pleasure while minimizing pain.  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 47  in JOHN STUART MILL - “What Utilitarianism  Is”  2. Question:  Mill claims that one should consider both quantity and quality when evaluating a  given pleasure.  ○ Answer:  TRUE!  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 48 in JOHN STUART MILL - “What Utilitarianism  Is”  3. Question:  Mill states that it is better to be:  ○ Answer:  A human dissatisfied than a pig satisfied.  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 49 in JOHN STUART MILL - “What Utilitarianism  Is”  4. Question:  Immanuel Kant argues that morality is about the consequences of our actions.  ○ Answer:  FALSE! 
background image ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 41 in IMMANUEL KANT - “Transition from Ordinary  Rational Knowledge”  5. Question:  According to Kant, all rational beings should be treated as:  ○ Answer:  Ends in themselves and never simply means  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 45 in IMMANUEL KANT - “Transition from Ordinary  Rational Knowledge”  Reading Quiz #3:  1. Question:  Within Ethics, a moral theory is best understood as:  ○ Answer:  A framework for understanding what morality is and what is morally  acceptable or unacceptable.  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 3 in Introduction  2. Question:  Ethical Theories that emphasize character, or what it means to be a good person is  called:  ○ Answer:  Virtue Theories  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 7 in Introduction  3. Question:  In the conversation between Greene, Young, and Sommers, they consider reactions to  a classic thought experiment.  What is the common name of this thought experiment?  ○ Answer:  The Trolley Problem  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 67 in JOSHUA GREENE - “Trolley Problems”  4. Question:  Greene and Young claim that the results of their experiments show that the  conclusions of which moral theory are more based on emotion than reason?  ○ Answer:  Deontology  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 70 in JOSHUA GREENE - “Trolley Problems”  Reading Quiz #4:  1. Question: ​ ​Which of the following was NOT one of the claims made by Jesse Prinz?  ○ Answer:  Emotions mislead us when we’re trying to be ethical  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 64 in JESSE J. PRINZ - “The Emotional Construction  of Morals”  2. Question:  According to Friedrich Nietzsche, "untruth" is far more important and valuable to  human life than is truth.  ○ Answer:  TRUE!  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 51 in FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE - “Beyond Good and  Evil”  3. Question:  Friedrich Nietzsche, in Beyond Good and Evil, claims that all types of morality are  essentially an expression of:  ○ Answer:  Will to power.  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 55 in FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE - “Beyond Good and  Evil”  4. Question:  According to Aristotle, the science that studies the supreme good for humanity is:  ○ Answer:  Politics  ○ Where to find this answer:  Page 92 in ARISTOTLE - “The Object of Life”   5. Question:  Aristotle claims that achieving good things for the individual is more important than  achieving the good for a community. 

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School: Utah Valley University
Department: OTHER
Course: Ethics and Values
Professor: Jeffery Neilson
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: Midterm Study Guide
Name: Midterm Study Guide
Description: This study guide goes over all of our Reading Quizzes and gives some further advice for the exam. For further detailed reviews, please refer to the class notes that I have posted.
Uploaded: 03/10/2018
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