Philosophy

Midterm—Version E—Introduction to Philosophy—ONLINE

 

 

1.)The Midterm Chapter Questions will cover the following material—Socrates

(Chapter 4), Plato (Chapter 5), Aristotle (Chapter 6), Aquinas (Chapter 8)

 

2.) The Midterm Chapter Questions are worth 800 points. The midterm includes a

question set on each chapter for a total of four question sets to answer. The midterm

has four question sets—the Socrates question set, the Plato question set, Aristotle

question set, and the Aquinas question set.

 

3.) Your answers must be in a MS Word document. Name your document “Your last name_midterm.” Include a cover sheet with your name, date and “PHI 121—Midterm” DO NOT put your name on any other pages of your midterm.

 

4.) DO NOT give me your opinion on these topics. I am not interested in how you feel about the topic, but in what you know about the topic.

 

5.) If you do not answer the question correctly, you get NO points. I DO NOT give points for trying no matter how much page space you fill up!!!

 

6.) Your answer for EACH question set should be a minimum of 1 page, 12 point font, standard 1 to 1 ½ inch margins, double spaced. No exceptions. If you do not meet these basic requirements, I will take off major points. I strongly suggest you write more than 1 page to err on the safe side! To give a complete and thorough answer, most students need more than 1 page.

 

7.) Chapter Question Set content—-just like the student samples

 

Each question set contains 4 individual questions:

 

            1.) What is concept #1? (C1)—30 points

 

            2.) What is concept #2? (C2)—30 points

 

3.) What is the relationship between concept #1 and #2? (R)—80 points

You need to explain relationship between two concepts. DO NOT explain the similarities between the two concepts. The relationship shows the logical link or connection between two concepts as they function the philosopher’s overall theory. The similarity simply shows common elements the two concepts share.DO NOT explain the similarities between the two concepts. The similarity simply shows common elements the two concepts share. Similarities and relationships are not the same!

In a philosopher’s overall theory, concepts within that theory may have either of     the following types of relationships:

 

* Cause/effect—-C1 causes C2

* Part/whole—-C1 is a small piece or part of a larger C2

 

Give ONE answer for the relationship although there may be more than one answer.             If you give more than one answer, I will ignore your second example!

 

            4.) What is an example  of C1, C2 or R? (E)—60 points

 

Use ONE example to illustrate the C1, C2, OR R in EACH question set. If you give more than ONE example per question set, I will ignore your second example!!!

 

            You cannot use an example from the textbook

 

Please explicitly state what your example is supposed to illustrate!

All or a small piece of C1

All of a small piece of C2

All or a small piece of the R

You must use the following types of examples in your four question sets—outside source, Truman Show and personal experience:

*Outside source—examples on two question sets; examples from an outsidesource can be any of the following:

Current events and news stories—provide a URL or a scan of the print                                     article about the event or actual news story

TV shows, films (DO NOT use The Truman Show)—provide a URL                                        about the  show  from the Internet Movie Data Base, the show’s or film’s                                        website, or some other  web site that can give background information                                            about the show/TV show; or you can provide a scan of printed material

Novels, stories, etc—provide a URL or a scan of printed material giving a                                synopsis of the novel or story

Experts and authorities—provide a URL or a scan of printed material of                                         the expert or authority’s information that  you use for an example

Facts, statistics, research studies—provide a URL or a scan of printed                                       material about the facts, statistics, and research study

            You must provide a URL or a scan of printed material about the outside          source. No URL or scan = no credit!!!!

*The Truman Show—example on one question set; example explained in detail      that are based on the film

*Personal experience—example on one question set; example explained in detail    that are based on a particular personal experience.

Here’s an example of three different imaginary students and their correct use of     examples in their four question sets:

Student #1—-uses outside source for Socrates Question Set, outside source for Plato         Question Set,uses Truman Show for Aristotle Question Set, uses personal        experience for             Aquinas Question Set

Student #2—uses personal experience for Socrates Question Set, uses outside source for   Plato Question Set, uses Truman Show for Aristotle Question Set, and uses outside       source for Aquinas Question Set

Student #3—uses Truman Show for Socrates Question Set, uses outside sourcefor Plato    Question Set, uses personal experience for Aristotle Question Set, and uses outside      source for Aquinas Question Set

Mix it up any way you want! The point is that you MUST use outside source for at least   two of the four question sets

  1. Socrates Question Set—200 points

 

What is Socratic intellectualism? (C1) What is the unexamined life? (C2) What is the relationship between Socratic intellectualism and the unexamined life? (R) What is an example to illustrate C1, C2, or R?

 

  1. Plato Question Set—200 points

 

What is level A of the Divided Line? (C1) What is Platonic justice? (C2) What is the relationship between level A of the Divided Line and Platonic justice? (R) What is an example to illustrate C1, C2, or R?

 

 

III. Aristotle Question Set—200 points

                                          

What is telos? (C1) What is vice? (C2)  What is the relationship between the telos and vice? (R) What is an example to illustrate C1, C2, or R?

 

  1. Aquinas Question Set—200 points

 

What is the idea that evil is not a created thing? (C1) What is the law of non-contradiction? (C2) What is the relationship between the idea that evil is not a created thing and the law of non-contradiction? (R) What is anexample to illustrate C1, C2, or R?

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