Classical and Modern Western Philosophy [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Philosophy]: Questions 402 - 405 of 541

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Question 402

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Parmenides

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With regard to Parmenides, identify the incorrect statements:

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The senses are sources of illusion and error according to Parmenides.

b.

Parmenides believed that everything was in a constant state of flux.

c.

Parmenides belonged to the Pluralist school of pre-Socratic philosophers.

d.

Both b. and c. are correct

Question 403

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Classical Liberalism and Social Contract Theory (Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke)

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In the light of Locke՚s views on the state of nature, which of the following are incorrect?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Man in the state of nature was in perpetual conflict with others and found nothing but grief.

b.

The state of nature was both pre-political and pre-moral.

c.

The state of nature was one where man՚s every action was dictated by his neighbours.

d.

All b., c. and a. are correct

Question 404

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Descarte's Method of Doubt

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Identify the views that truly reflect Descartes՚ views on substance and attributes:

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Choice (4)Response

a.

The body and mind depend on God for their existence.

b.

Substance is that which requires nothing but itself to exist.

c.

Consciousness and extension are the modes of the mind and body.

d.

Both a. and b. are correct

Question 405

Classical and Modern Western Philosophy
Berkeley's Critique of Abstract Ideas

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Which of the following are congruent with Berkeley՚s critique of abstract ideas?

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Choice (4)Response

a.

The doctrine of abstract ideas suffers from arbitrariness.

b.

Berkeley՚s critique of abstract ideas logically leads to his doctrine of immaterialism.

c.

The doctrine of abstract ideas has the fallacy of vicious abstraction.

d.

All c., b. and a. are correct

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