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Theories of Knowledge and Reality

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Theories of Knowledge and Reality PHI 107

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Date Created: 10/21/15
PHI 107 INTRODUCTION TO THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY Fall 2006 Instructor Deke Gould Syllabus Reading Section I God and Philosophy Quiz Study Guide For the rst quiz you will be expected to know the material covered both in the readings and in our discussion on God and philosophy consult the course syllabus reading schedule to be reminded of the relevant readings That mateIial included but was not limited to the following topics What is philosophy What are some of the major subdisciplines of Western philosophy What is philosophical relativism and what are its central aws What is an argument What is the difference between a deductive argument and an inductive one What is a valid deductive argument What is a sound deductive argument Recall that in class we discussed some common valid patterns of inference and some typical fallacies What were they Which conception of God was the focus of this reading section What was the teleological argument for the belief in the existence of God Recall Paley s formulation of the argument from design How did that argument proceed What are some standard objections to his argument What is the argument from evil against the belief in God s existence Recall Swinbume s free will defence as a response to the problem of evil What were some of the objections to this argument that were raised in class What was Pascal39s wager What was the motivation behind his costbenefit analysis How did James defend the claim that the wager was forced upon us What was James argument against agnosticism The above questions should help provide some direction through some of the more important topics when studying for the rst examination For further guidance review your notes from class the texts and the questions at the end of the assigned sections from Cover and Garns Be sure to note carefully the use of any terminology that seems unique to philosophy Bear in mind that the test may cover any of the material from the assigned readings and from the class discussions


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