Classical and Modern Western Philosophy [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Philosophy]: Questions 521 - 525 of 541

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Question 521

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Truth and Validity

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Which of the following statements is true of the argument: “All dogs are cats; All cats are cows; Therefore, all dogs are cows” ?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The argument is sound

b.

The premises of the argument are not true

c.

The argument is valid

d.

Both b. and c. are correct

Question 522

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Ethical Realism and Intuitionism

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Which of the following statements are true of the ethical theory of G. E. Moore?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Moral judgments do not have truth value

b.

Goodness in indefinable

c.

Ethical statements refer to certain objective features of the world

d.

Both c. and b. are correct

Question 523

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Truth and Validity

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MCQ▾

Which of the following fallacies are formal fallacies?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Argumentum ad hominem

b.

Existential fallacy

c.

Fallacy of four terms

d.

Both b. and c. are correct

Question 524

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Heraclitus and Democritus

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Identify the statements that are true of the Atomist school of ancient Greek philosophy.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Atoms are the fundamental reality behind matter

b.

Atoms are qualitatively different from one another

c.

Plenum and Vacuum make up the whole of existence

d.

Both a. and c. are correct

Question 525

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Substance

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Which of the following statements are true of Cartesian dualism?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Mind and body function parallel to one another

b.

Matter and mind are different substances

c.

The body and mind interact through the pineal gland in the brain

d.

Both c. and b. are correct

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