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Phil FINAL EXAM
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What is the basic idea of truth?
What is the great challenge of truth?
is whether and how the mind can latch onto genuine reality
What is the definition of truth goes with the idea that all reality can be known through pure reasoning?
"Coherence" as the definition of truth goes with the idea that all reality can be known through pure reasoning
Specifically, who is sometimes called the father of modern philosophy because he changed the way of seeing what questions are central or basic?
What is the thesis that all reality ( down to the last detail ) can be known through pure reasoning?
Who thought ordinary ideas and categories are good organizing experience but not for knowledge of genuine reality?
As regards experience, Berkeley and Locke went wrong in saying people perceive what?
people perceive experiences instead of things
who were the people Berkeley thought were following some extravagant fantasy?
people who believe there is matter
Who went beyond Berkeley and dissolved away even the mind?
"Hume" went beyond Berkeley and dissolved away even the mind as anything more than just a stream of thoughts, impressions, and feelings
Who did this and spoke of God as essentially the human mind writ large?
Then again, what does the fact that appearances conflict and can be reconciled show?
Seems to indicate there is some genuine reality
Who said things on earth are an image or copy of what's up in heaven?
Plato, Augustine, and Aquinas
Who was right that a world void of power and perfection will not work?
Again, what would Aristotle say about the structural design of a machine?
the structural design of a machine is a weak version of formal cause
Why did Plato think ordinary objects are shadowy?
because they are changing and unstable
Specifically, whether there is any destiny appointed for human beings depends on whether there is what?
whether there is any superior wisdom underlying nature
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